Merton vote against Fairtrade certification

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 17 February 2017. Merton College JCR have voted against Fairtrade certification. The motion, proposed by Samuel Banks and seconded by Christopher McGarry, Merton JCR Environment and Ethics Representative, fell by 17 votes to seven. There were nine abstentions. Debate about the motion, put through Merton JCR on... Continue Reading →

Nexus affected by “major incident”

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 6 February 2017. Oxford University’s Nexus system was hit by a “major incident” this morning following a “significant power outage” to their data centre. Oxford university systems are therefore heavily “degraded”, making Oxford email inaccessible alongside “a wide number of IT services”. At 11.08am, Oxford’s IT services... Continue Reading →

Fight for OUSU committee commences

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 3 February 2017. OUSU election campaigns were officially launched this week, with the first of two rounds of hustings held at Somerville College on the evening of Monday 30 January. Nominations for positions closed at noon last Thursday, with campaigning officially beginning the next day. The event—held... Continue Reading →

Oxford academics recognised in honours list

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 31 December 2016. Several notable Oxford academics have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list amongst an Olympian-heavy cohort. Six members of the University are to receive honours for outstanding academic achievement, four of which are receiving honours for the first time. Sir Roger Bannister,... Continue Reading →

Voting for NUS referendum approaches; debate continues

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 27 May 2016. Campaigns for the NUS referendum were launched this week, with both ‘Yes to NUS’ and ‘No Thanks, NUS’ unveiling their official manifestos and beginning to canvas throughout the university. The campaign launches come a week before polling opens for the referendum, which follows a period of controversy in the national... Continue Reading →

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