Tag : campus

Gold-flecked GM ‘wonder-wheat’ to feed the world

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An Essex University Professor, Christine Raines, is leading a team of scientists who are at the forefront of research into genetically modified crops. This team is researching whether wheat can be made to increase its yield, by looking into an enzyme crucial in the process of photosynthesis. The wheat seeds … Read More

Knitwear sculptures keep campus cosy

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Students have been left bemused this week following the appearance of odd, knitted creations across campus. The “community-made knitted sculptures” were produced in celebration of the Yorkshire Year of the Textile, an arts project initiated by the newly launched Cultural Institute at the University. Members of the public turned up … Read More

Campus Watch: Mourning of famous tree in Sydney campus

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Australian students awoke on Sunday morning to the news that ‘Jacaranda’, “the most famous tree in Australian education” had collapsed. Jacaranda (a purple jacaranda) was the university’s most treasured flora, featuring in “thousands” of wedding and graduation photos since she was planted in 1928. A layer of purple blossom litters … Read More

Campus Watch: Coventry safe sex initiative offers students £400 to have sex on camera

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A Coventry University project aimed at reducing the number of young adults with STIs has been criticised after offering students £400 to have sex on camera. Project leader Dr Katie Newby explained that the films and other accompanying elements of Chance2Change – financially supported by the government funded Medical Research … Read More

Campus Watch: Missouri fraternity suspended after “date rape” initiation

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The University of Missouri has suspended its Delta Upsilon fraternity yet again, after accusations surfaced that new, naïve members were handed date rape pills and told to drug fellow female students. The members of the fraternity, all male, were told this act was mandatory in order to complete an initiation, … Read More

Campus Watch: Shooting on Pennsylvania university campus

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In the early hours of Sunday morning, at the main campus in Lower Oxford Township, shots were fired at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. In an incident that has been described to Action News as being one of a number of skirmishes at a concert on campus as part of the … Read More

Brexit uncertainty and higher education

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As we all know ‘Brexit’ has led to adjustments within our economy. However what you may not know is the effect these are set to have upon students. The value of our currency has dropped significantly, particularly against the US dollar, where the exchange rate is at a 31-year low! … Read More

Leeds Vice-Chancellor talks about redevelopment, Brexit and the cost of university

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The Gryphon speaks to Sir Alan Langlands about the redevelopment programme, Brexit and the cost of university. Why would you say now is such an exciting time to be joining the University? I think it is exciting for all of us and not just Freshers. I love this sense of … Read More

Serial Graffitist Caught

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Security have caught a student suspected of creating over 45 graffiti marks on Leeds University campus. On Wednesday, PC Matt Guy, the university’s police liaison officer, tweeted: ‘Student Graffiti Tagger linked to 45+ offences…caught by security last night’. The graffiti symbol, which has been spotted in various locations around campus, … Read More

Further break-ins across campus

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Six mobile phone were stolen from the student changing areas at Stage@Leeds on Monday. The thief then broke in to an office at the School of Engineering building on campus. Students contacted the police and, using tracking software connected to their mobile phones, directed the police to a bus where … Read More