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The City Council, an Oxford Mail front page and the suspended Labour “MP for Baghdad” caused confusion for students on both sides of the political spectrum this week. An Oxford Students Stop the War Coalition meeting to be addressed by George Galloway MP was due to be held at the Town Hall today, before being controversially cancelled and then rescheduled at the last minute. The farce was complicated by the prospect of the Oxford University Conservative Association’s “first ever protest,” over Galloway’s close links with Saddam Hussein. Managers at the Town Hall cancelled today’s meeting because of fears over the numbers expected to attend. However, OUCA trumpeted the cancellation as a moral victory and the headline on the Oxford Mail’s front page on Wednesday declared, “City council bans ‘traitor’ Galloway”. City Councillor Rick Muir, one of the organisers of the meeting, said that the details of the piece in the Oxford Mail were, “simply untrue” while an email circulated on the Oxford Stop the War mailing list early on Thursday morning accepted that the meeting had been moved from the Town Hall but affirmed, “This is not due to banning of George Galloway by anyone.” John Townsend, the OUCA President who had organised protest to bring attention to the Glasgow MPs support of Saddam’s Ba’athist regime told Cherwell, “I see this as a victory for freedom of speech. Galloway needs to be challenged.” Organisers are now hurriedly seeking an alternative venue so that the meeting can go ahead as planned on Friday evening. Townsend insisted that if meeting was moved the planned protest would follow it saying, George Galloway is not a whose views should be given free airing in an uncritical environment.” Joe Silk, of the Oxford Students Stop the War coalition, said, “George Galloway and other speakers all have interesting views about this and they all have right to speak out in public”. The cancellation and threatened protest comes as another blow Galloway, the disgraced MP Glasgow Kelvin, who has been suspended by the Labour party pending the outcome of Government inquiry into dealings with former Iraqi leaders. At the time of press Galloway’s office confirmed to Cherwell the MP will be coming to Oxford today, but the venue is still open question.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003
A team from Oxford University have helped to uncover the true age of an ancient skeleton, casting new light on human presence in western Europe.The skeleton, named The Red Lady of Paviland for its red ochre covering, was thought to be between 25000 and 26000 years old. However, new technology has discovered the remains to be around 4000 years older than this.Oxford University experts teamed up with members of the British Museum to uncover new ideas about the ways in which people lived. The skeleton was first discovered in Paviland on Gower in the 1820s. Although named a “Lady”, it was later discovered that the remains were actually those of a male.Dr Thomas Higham of Oxford University commented that the data was important for “our understanding of the presence and behaviour of humans in thi part of the world at this time.” He went on to say that the details might suggest that the custom of burying people with artefacts was in fact a western European trend, rather than an eastern European one, as previously thought.
Colleagues and former students have paid tribute to the life and work of Andrew Glyn, a radical and influential economics Fellow at Corpus Christi College, who died from a brain tumour on 22nd December 2007, aged 64.Born on June 30th 1943, the son of John Glyn, the 6th Baron Wolverton and a wealthy banker, he attended Eton and New College, Oxford. Despite a privileged family and educational background, Glyn remained a life-long political radical and was regarded as the foremost Marxist economist of his generation.Before he was chosen as the first ever tutorial Fellow in Economics at Corpus in 1969, Glyn worked from 1964-66 as an economic advisor to Harold Wilson’s Labour government.In the eighties, he collaborated closely with the National Union of Mineworkers throughout the 1984-5 strike, producing a series of incisive critiques of the economic foundations for the Thatcherite policy on pit closures.His last book, Capitalism Unleashed (2006), acknowledged the resilience of Western capitalism but continued to warn of its socially destabilising consequences. Writing in the Guardian, Cabinet Office Minister and former student Ed Miliband remembered his strong views and his “deep commitment to a fairer and more just society.” He said, “While Andrew was an analyst, he did not want simply to understand the world, he wanted it to change.”Glyn was also known as a great jazz enthusiast, reportedly telling one student, “The three greatest men who ever lived were Lenin, Trotsky and Charlie Parker. Not necessarily in that order.” He is survived by his wife Wendy Carlin and four children from his two marriages.His funeral took place in the College hall on 4th January, attended by family and friends, fellow economists, colleagues at Corpus, as well as current and former students. Amongst them were David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, and his brother, Ed. Reflecting on Mr. Glyn’s contribution to the University, Corpus President Tim Lankester told some 300 mourners that Andrew Glyn “represented the very best amongst Oxford tutors.”He said, “He was loved and revered by those he taught. He gave his students the tools, from a variety of economic traditions, with which to question and analyse. He didn’t try to impose his own views, even in the early days when his economic ideas were, shall we say, less rounded. No-one used the tutorial more effectively in encouraging students to think clearly and critically.”by James Stafford
In a report published by the government’s social mobility adviser on Monday, the number of working class entrants to prestigious universities is said to be dwindling. Interest about admissions to top universities is no new thing; even as early as 1852, the Royal Commissions listed access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to Oxford and Cambridge as a key issue. Oxford is often cited as having one of the better funded access and outreach programmes in the UK, with time and resources dedicated to organising events in and outside of the city targeting students from state schools. In some respects, the outcomes appear very positive. There were over 1000 more applications from the maintained sector in 2012 than in 2006.Despite the rise in admissions from the sector, acceptance rates for students from this sector remain virtually constant, with about 47% of students (46.8% in 2007) coming from the maintained sector. Indeed, even with the enormous increase in applications, only 39 more students from a maintained school were accepted in 2012 than five years earlier.The most striking change in maintained applications, however, lies in the rate of success at application. This has dropped over the course of the last five years. In 2006, a student from the maintained sector would have almost a one in four chance of being accepted to the University (25.2%). Yet in 2011, this had dropped to one in five (19.9%).This information has greater significance when considered in light of the two studies released to the Observer this week. These, produced by the universities of Cardiff and Oxford Brookes, indicate that once at university, state school pupils achieve well beyond their privately educated counterparts.Oxford Brookes, like the University of Oxford, receives a higher proportion of applicants and entrants from private schools than the average. The findings from their study, however, have prompted the university to adjust their targets for state school entrants and to consider making lower offers to candidates from particularly deprived backgrounds.These are not the first reports of their kind: earlier research from the University of Bristol published in 2010 is frequently used as an example to justify access measures. Reports of this nature have often been criticised by schools in the independent sector as being incomplete.Though statistically overrepresented at Oxford, success rates for students from the independent sector have also dropped. In 2007, applicants from the independent sector could expect almost a one in three (30.3%) chance of being admitted to the university. This is now at one in four (25.0%). In 2012, there were over 100 fewer students from the state sector admitted to Oxford, with the acceptance rate moving from 43.4% (37.5%). Though the independent sector educates only 7% of the total UK school population, they account for 15% of all A-level entries, while 33% of students receiving three As are privately educated.Five years on, there are fewer students from the independent sector. But if the number of successful state-educated applicants remains the same, what makes up the shortfall? 15.6% of successful applicants in 2012 are neither privately nor state educated, comprising the ‘Other’ category. These include independent or overseas applicants. This has increased by over 5% from 10.1% (11.4% post-qualification) in 2006.It is difficult to draw decisive conclusions from all this information, though exciting to note significant increases in applications from the state sector. However, while Oxford’s target of 62% of applicants from state schools is easily being met, it remains to be seen precisely how the university intends to turn a high rate of state-educated Oxford applicants into an equivalent rate of state-educated Oxford students.
Kaya Axelsson, Oxford SU’s VP Communities and Charities, said: “As a student, and an international student, my world opened up completely when I started attending local public community events. Applications close on 9thMarch. “By bringing people togetherin community activities we aimto create a shared experience andhelp strengthen bonds acrosscommunities around what wehave in common. This fund is “for organisations to deliver activities and events that bring people from different backgrounds together to build long last friendships.” The central government is providing the money with the aim being “to strengthen communities and support migrants” following Brexit. “Encourage community organisations to set up activities and events that enhance community cohesion and integration, and finally to encourage organisations who represent different groups to work in partnership with each other.” On the aims of the #WeAreOxford fund, it states: “The aims of the fund are to support organisations to: bring people together from different backgrounds so they can spend time together and build long-lasting friendships. Successful grants will bebetween £500 and £5000 andmay “include social activities,community events, cultural, andeducational or sports [sic]”. “The #WeAreOxford grant fund will enable groups to organise activities that are right for their localities, age groups, and communities to build stronger connections for the future. Oxford City Council has announced that the £35,000 #WeAreOxford fund is open for applications. This is an extra grant, on top ofthe Council’s existing programmefor grants, which includes smallcommunity grants and grants forvoluntary and community groups. “Now we want to celebrate whatwe have in common, and buildconnections at a local level so thateveryone feels part of Oxford. On its website, Oxford City Council states “[w]e prefer applications where groups or organisations are working in partnership with each other”. It will fund organisations including “community organisations, voluntary groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations, schools and educational institutions and sports clubs”. Marie Tidball, Cabinet Member for Supporting Local Communities has said of the fund: “This grant fund gives a significant boost to the community activities that we can support as the Council. They “will prioritise areas ofthe City with the highest levelsof diversity. These are Littlemore,Wood Farm, Cutteslowe, Leys”and prefer ongoing to one-offevents. “This fund enables us to do evenmore to support our communities.I’d encourage organisations tolook at how they can help buildcross-community links. “We would welcome joint applications that help different groups work together, and ideas that use the great assets the council funds like community and leisure centres as affordable venues at the heart of their local area.” “I look forward to any eventcoming from this grant.” “When people are broughttogether in informal settingsthat changes our networks andprovides us new pathways forbuilding a community and a citytogether. “The last three years has beendifficult for everyone as the Brexitdebate put so much national focuson our differences. After launching the campaignlast month, Councillor SusanBrown said: “the Brexit debate hasdivided our country over the lastthree years. And now, we need tofocus on the things … we share.” The University and Oxford Hubhave been contacted for comment.
MARCH 11TH, 2019 AMANDA PORTER INDIANATonight a clean energy resolution passed through the Evansville City Council seven to two. The resolution aims to gradually reduce the cities carbon footprint by 2050. Council members say clean energy can benefit energy bills, and create jobs. “It’s only when you run out of the air when you run out of water that you realize how important it is. We are lucky to take it for granted,” says Gina Robinson Ungar.Solar energy is on the rise in Evansville, and City Council members Dan McGinn and Dr. H Dan Adams want to make sure to keep the green trend moving.A clean energy resolution proposal passed through the City Council, and some River City residents support the measure.After a devastating drought affected many farmers in 2012…“I felt abandoned by the sky. I mean that is how it felt. You are looking up and you need the rain for things to grow and for some relief and it did not rain for months and months,” says Robinson Ungar.Going green could mean keeping more green in the bank.How the plan will affect the taxpayer…“It depends. I think that there will be entrepreneurs who will figure out a way to make money by producing electricity with solar power, or with wind power, or why not hydroelectric power. You know we have the Ohio River,” says Councilmember McGinn.Buildings in Evansville have already gone green with their light bulbs, but now Council members want to push to continue reducing the cities carbon footprint.“Save some money on electric bills. I mean our bills are extremely high. The cost of oil gets high,” says McGinn.“If we get rid of the carbon and all of the other nasty chemicals that are produced by fossil fuels it has to be somewhat better.”The clean energy resolution is non-binding so that means the city council cannot progress the plan into a law.CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
McNamara Bill Banning Violent Criminals From Changing Their Names ApprovedOn Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Wendy McNamara that would prohibit violent offenders from legally changing their names. McNamara said under House Bill 1208, individuals convicted of murder, rape, sexual battery, kidnapping, human trafficking, and other heinous crimes would be restricted from filing for a name change in Indiana. She said this measure would better protect Hoosiers by ensuring serious offenders are not able to use an existing loophole to hide their identities, especially with statistics showing sex offenders are repeat criminals.House Supports McNamara’s Bill Strengthening School Safety On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s legislation strengthening school safety. McNamara said House Bill 1004 would establish grant funding flexibility for school safety initiatives, implement active shooter drills and ensure threat assessments are conducted in Indiana schoolFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
EPA is recognizing these four projects for honorable mention because of their innovation and potential: • Healthy Mesa County & Mesa County Health Department: Smart City Air Challenge Solution: Mesa, Colorado• Air Quality Crowdsourcing Data in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota• New York City Air Casting Project: EPA Smart City Air Challenge Solution: New York, New York• Citizen science with Ground-Level Ozone Wearables Sensors (GLOWS) for real-time pollution maps across the Research Triangle: Research Triangle, North CarolinaFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Awards Will Enable Two Communities To Deploy Hundreds Of Air Quality Sensors And Make The Data Public.WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the City of Baltimore and the Lafayette, Louisiana, Consolidated Government as awardees of the Smart City Air Challenge. The challenge encourages communities to install hundreds of air quality sensors and share the data with the public. The agency also has recognized four projects for honorable mention: New York, New York; Mesa County, Colorado; Raleigh, North Carolina and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.“I firmly believe that data can make a positive difference in human health and environmental protection,” said Ann Dunkin, EPA’s Chief Information Officer. “We are looking forward to working with these Smart City Air Challenge awardees and honorable mention communities to share knowledge about collecting, storing and managing large amounts of data.”The projects were evaluated on four criteria: data management, data use, sensor procurement and deployment and project sustainability. The two awardees will receive $40,000 each to deploy air sensors, share data with the public and develop data management best practices. After a year of implementing the projects, both communities will be eligible to receive up to an additional $10,000 based on their accomplishments and collaboration.The following two projects were selected as awardee recipients:• An Air Quality Sensor Network for Greater Baltimore: This Baltimore, Maryland, project incorporates plans to engage several partners and neighborhoods to deploy a network of sensors in a phased approach, leveraging a scalable cloud platform for data management. They plan to assemble commercially-available components to build their sensor system and distribute the data on a City of Baltimore website.• Lafayette Engagement and Research Network (LEaRN): This Lafayette, Louisiana, project proposes a partnership between collegiate, local government and non-governmental organizations to deploy a network of sensors. The project has a strong data management plan that will use a scalable cloud platform. They plan to use commercially-available sensors for the project and share the data with the public in a variety of ways.
Yesterday I outlined a proposal to get more property owners actively involved in rebuilding our neighborhoods, many of which have been left with large numbers of vacant and abandoned homes or properties where homes have been torn down.The goal is to improve the stability of our neighborhoods. If we can incentivize people of all income levels and demographics to rehab abandoned and vacant houses or build new on properties where homes have been demolished, we will build a base for generating businesses to provide the goods and services residents need.Using either credits against local option income taxes and/or state income taxes as incentives is the intent. Individuals could be the major benefactor.Possible avenues for funding this effort could include local income taxes, local grant programs, or income tax credits similar to tax abatement in an economic revitalization zone.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail