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2008.0603

NTNU Vice Presidents Show How Women and Men Can Work Together in the Kitchen

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Vice Presidents Jo Chen (陳瓊花) and Chang Kuo-en (張國恩) played chefs together and came up with yummy dishes for visitors as they promoted the idea of equal opportunity for both genders at the front gate of the main campus this morning.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Women and men are definitely treated equally on NTNU campus.&nbsp; You see we have two vice presidents and it happens to be one male and one female,&rdquo; said Gou Yih-shun (郭義雄), NTNU president.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Gou made his remarks during the promotion activity for NTNU&rsquo;s annual Watermelon Festival, which was also the official first day of NTNU&rsquo;s &ldquo;Gender Equity Week&rdquo; while NTNU authorities would promote the idea and the importance of equal opportunity for both women and men.&nbsp; To achieve that, Chen and Chang put on their chef outfits and proved it to everybody on the campus that women and men are capable to share certain workload and cooperate for a major project as well.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Since the Watermelon Festival is a traditional and &ldquo;NTNU-exclusive&rdquo; day for boys to show their feelings or appreciation toward their beloved girls, NTNU authorities decided to take advantage of the activity to promote the idea of treating both genders equally by carrying out the &ldquo;Gender Equity Week.&rdquo;&nbsp; In addition to remaining Watermelon Festival activities, there will also be an exhibition by the College of Arts at the lobby of the administrative building on the main campus.&nbsp; All the displays at the scene will be related to the concept of equal opportunities of women and men.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>