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King’s College racism row: Students support academic

Image copyright Cambridge University Image caption Priyamvada Gopal said she would no longer supervise students at the university in protest at her treatment Cambridge University students have rallied behind an academic who said racism at one college is “widespread”. Priyamvada Gopal claimed porters at King’s College frequently “hassled” non-white staff ...

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Shine a bright light on admissions at Harvard and other elite colleges: Release average test scores by race

Unfortunately, elite universities typically use affirmative action and other non-merit admissions for politics, not learning. Differential admissions open doors for the children of (mainly white) rich alumni who provide donations, for athletes who win games, and for African-Americans and Hispanics who offer political inoculation against charges of racism. In the ...

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Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Yow has posted an apology to his Instagram account A popular Instagram photographer has apologised after being caught posting stock image library content and indicating it was his own work. Singapore-based Daryl Aiden Yow has more than 104,000 followers on the Facebook-owned service. His ...

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Jean-Pascal Tricoire appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals London, June 21st, 2018 – UN Secretary-­General Antonio Guterres has appointed Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President of Global Compact France and Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric, to the ...

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Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Image copyright @jacindaardern Image caption New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern posted a picture on Instagram of her with her new baby New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb). This makes her only the second elected leader in modern ...

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Johnny Marr returns to save us from ourselves

Image copyright Getty Images “As far-fetched as it sounds,” ponders Johnny Marr, “mankind has been calling out for help to some invisible force in the sky for as long as recorded time. “So if people can be summoning their gods, then it’s not that much for me to ask to ...

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Brett Favre wants to put an end to youth tackle football

“You would never come out of the game for a concussion because nobody thought concussions were that bad,” Favre said. “It was a matter of toughness. You didn’t come out of a game because you were dinged, you saw stars, or fireworks are flashing — which are all results of ...

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Where can UK students study for free?

Image copyright Getty Images With university tuition fees costing up to £9,250 per year, England is the most expensive place to study in Europe. It’s not a surprise then that for those who want to travel, experience a different culture or develop foreign language skills, studying in a country which ...

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