Tag : benjamin cook

New NUS President receives mixed reception

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The election of Malia Bouattia as President of the National Union of Students has led to division this week, as allegations of anti-semitism and islamophobia cast shadows on the celebrations. Incumbent Megan Dunn was defeated 372 votes to 328, in an NUS election which has received more media coverage than … Read More

Thirteen European university students die in Spanish coach crash

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At least thirteen European university students, all of them women, have died in a motorway coach crash in North East Spain. British students were on board the coach but it is not yet known if they are among the dead or injured. The coach, which was carrying erasmus students of … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should societies be allowed to endorse lead LUU candidates?

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Yes: I was lucky enough to be elected Education Officer of LUU in 2014, so I have some experience of the Leadership Race and the never-ending chase for society endorsements. They can be difficult to get, but in my mind this is the best indicator that they work. Endorsements have … Read More

Israeli Spokesperson Sparks Protests on Campus

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Members of Leeds University Union’s Palestine Solidarity Group staged a silent protest on Wednesday to show their opposition to Yiftah Curiel, a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in London, speaking at an event organised by LUU’s J-Soc and POLIS. PSG members staged a sit-in protest at the event, ‘Yiftah Curiel … Read More

University Investment Breaches Long-standing ‘Policy’

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An investigation by The Gryphon has found that the University of Leeds has invested £749,822 in tobacco giant Altria, against University policy, alongside investments in several other controversial businesses as part of the University’s multi-million pound investment portfolio. Investments in Altria, the company that produces popular cigarette brands such as … Read More

LURUFC Players Banned After ‘Inappropriate’ Social Media Activity

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Three members of Leeds University Union’s Rugby Union Club have been handed a one week ban from matches and social events for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour on social media, with one of these members found to be responsible for publishing tweets of an offensive nature on the club’s official Twitter account. Tweets … Read More

“When you treat people like suspects they’ll become suspects.”

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The Gryphon speaks to University Secretary, Roger Gair, to clarify the University’s position on the controversial Prevent Strategy. Could you tell us what the University’s official stance on the Prevent Strategy is? I think the first thing I want to say is that actually the Prevent duties have applied to … Read More

Victim of Hyde Park Terrace murder identified

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Detectives investigating a murder following the discovery of a body in Hyde Park Terrace have today identified the victim as Michael Ayres, 60, of Headingley. The body of Michael Ayres was discovered after firefighters were called to reports of a bin on fire at around 7pm on Saturday night. Two … Read More

Police launch murder investigation in Hyde Park

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West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Hyde Park. Both Police and Fire Services were informed of a small fire involving a rubbish bin at approximately 7pm on Saturday evening. The authorities attended the scene and discovered a … Read More

University Announce £57m Surplus

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The University’s Annual Report and Accounts has been revealed in the University of Leeds has made a surplus of £57 million in the 2014-2015 financial year, an increase of £18 million compared to 2013-2014. The University’s accounts were boosted by a £15 million one off-benefit from an exceptional tax credit … Read More