Campus Watch: 30/10/15

Shooting at Tennessee University Leaves One Dead and Three Injured

A 19 year old man and three women have been injured after violence erupted following a row over a dice game on October 22nd at Tennessee State University. A spokeswoman from the university has reported that the two men involved in the argument, and who were believed to have been gambling, were not students.

The incident comes a week after three people were wounded by gunfire at an off-campus part near the college.

Becky Ward

‘Doppelgangers’ meet whilst studying abroad in Germany

Two identical-looking women have declared themselves “twin strangers” after their resemblance was pointed out. Ciara Murphy and Cordelia Roberts are both studying abroad in Germany and were strangers before meeting.  Miss Murphy said “people asked me did I come here with a sister or twin and I didn’t know what they were talking about”, until she realised they were referring to Miss Roberts. The pair uploaded a video to YouTube which has now been viewed more than 500,000 times.

Lydia McMath

Students Protest over Germaine Greer lecture

An online petition has been created to stop Germaine Greer from giving a lecture at Cardiff University in November, due to her “problematic” views on transgender people. The petition was created by Rachael Melhuish, woman’s officer at Cardiff University’s student union, and alleges that Greer has demonstrated misogynistic views towards Trans women.

Zara Wood


Liverpool university students held at gunpoint 

Two Liverpool University students were awoken at 2am by masked men who were demanding cash. The armed thugs smashed through the door of Ashwin Adegowda and Umender Rana’s Kingston home. They then held one of the students at gunpoint within their bed whilst their rooms were ransacked. The men escaped with two mobile phones, watches and a wallet. The tenants were unharmed, but extremely shaken. Merseyside Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

James Hicks

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