NONHYEON 109 Office and Apartment Building / 05STUDIO

first_imgCopyApartments, Office Buildings•Gangnam-gu, South Korea CopyAbout this office05STUDIOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsGangnam-guOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on February 19, 2020Cite: “NONHYEON 109 Office and Apartment Building / 05STUDIO” 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream NONHYEON 109 Office and Apartment Building / 05STUDIO Manufacturers: KCC, Archipace, Hanguk BrickArchitect In Charge:Gyeonoh Chung, Taejin LeeDesign Team:Gyeonoh Chung, Taejin Lee, Yuna Seo, Jiyeon KimClient:SOUNDKOREAENGConsultants:EDENHEiM Construction Inc, Mak Structure, Seongji E&CCity:Gangnam-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yousub SongRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Doorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Nonhyeon 109 is located at on the corner of the a three-way street inside the a densely populated city block in of downtown Seoul. Therefore issues, such as the maximization of the space area upon the owner’s request and the unavoidable right-to-daylight claims made against the adjacent buildings are common problems often encountered by the architects when assigned to a micro-site in the city center.Save this picture!© Yousub SongSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Yousub SongIn this project, the massing of each floor connects at to different locations to yield the maximum area, in consideration recognition of the limited daylight on in the northern reaches, and the a possible balcony expansion (which is anticipated from the layout of the residential spaces on the 4th and the 5th floors). The An ethical conundrum weighs has presented itself, in as the kitschy roof slope (or the exaggerated cantilever system derived from the a raw process)are have been avoided on along the borderline of demarcating the site, the adjacent roads, and neighboring publicly and privately-owned sites.Save this picture!© Yousub SongSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Yousub SongThe masses volumes on top at the top are connected to the a vertical wall which that links down to the road at ground-level on the ground, putting a finishing touch to the an overall arbitrary movement of the masses. The red exterior staircase in between is derived from another design strategy to display illustrate the original mass and the designer’s explicit intentions explicitly. Save this picture!© Yousub Song The owner ran an architectural acoustics company and planned consigned part of the building as to a company building business. His studio is placed on the basement floor to avoid the disruption by of outdoor noise and and vibrations. The first basement floor has features an office while the second basement floor consists of a lobby for the reception and a recording studio. Above On the levels above the the ground floor level, where the parking lot is located, there are more office spaces, for the affiliated companies on the 2nd and the 3rd floors, and residential spaces, on the 4th and the 5th floors.Save this picture!© Yousub SongThe setback terraces, created by as part of the original masses, function as a ‘pocket’ spaces that connects with the interior space of each floor, and the rooftop garden as offers a pleasant resting space for the employees. However, the owner’s bold decision of to extending the outer wall by on one floor was asked organised in order to avoid sun exposure to the sunlight and the for safety concerns with regards to danger on the rooftop level floor. By investing more in structural and envelope materials, the owner can now possess a much bigger larger space to within which enjoy the hidden city views from the center of the concrete jungle.Save this picture!© Yousub SongProject gallerySee allShow lessMinsheng Ferry Station / Atelier Liu Yuyang ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPylonesque: A Water Harvesting Structure / INDA Students of Chulalongkorn University…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” NONHYEON 109 Office and Apartment Building / 05STUDIOSave this projectSaveNONHYEON 109 Office and Apartment Building / 05STUDIO 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933852/nonhyeon-109-office-and-apartment-building-05studio Clipboard South Korea Year:  Area:  541 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Save this picture!© Yousub Song+ 27Curated by Hana Abdel Share Apartments ArchDaily Architects: 05STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Yousub Song Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933852/nonhyeon-109-office-and-apartment-building-05studio Clipboardlast_img read more

Greenham Trust launches Laptops for Lockdown Learning fund

first_img Melanie May | 11 January 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greenham Trust has launched a ‘Laptops for Lockdown Learning’ appeal to raise funds so it can ensure every child in its area of operation who needs one, has one.Hosted on The Good Exchange, Greenham Trust will match up to £250,000 of donations made to the appeal. Every £1 donated will be matched, with the capability to raise £500,000 to help schools buy laptops and tablets for disadvantaged children to learn from.The campaign initially serves local children in the Greenham Trust’s area of operation, which is the West Berkshire and North Hampshire region. However, if The Good Exchange also attracts other funders, corporates and the wider community onto the platform, similar programmes could be created in other areas of the UK.Approximately 9% of children in the UK – between 1.1 million and 1.8 million – do not have access to a laptop, desktop or tablet at home, according to Ofcom. The majority of pupils in need have had to either use parents’ mobile phones (which are often on pay as you go and can cost up to £100 a day to access data), share devices with siblings who are also learning remotely or have gone without access to any device at all.Greenham Trust has already received applications from a number of local primary and secondary schools requesting funding for laptops and IT equipment to enable their pupils in need to learn at home. Based on figures from West Berkshire Council the likely number of families requiring support across primary and secondary education in this area alone is 2,700-3,000.Chris Boulton, CEO, Greenham Trust, said:“The pandemic has shone a stark light on the gap in provision for families in lockdown, but we must make sure this gap doesn’t continue to grow. Whilst government nationally and locally are working hard to support schools in a quickly evolving situation there is clearly a need to provide additional help. We believe responsibility now falls on the voluntary sector and local community to ensure that disadvantaged children do not fall through the cracks during these difficult times when it comes to education.”Any funders or companies who would like to support the campaign are invited to contact Julian May, Head of Collaborative Funding at Greenham Trust and The Good Exchange, [email protected] Advertisement  311 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greenham Trust launches Laptops for Lockdown Learning fund Tagged with: matched giving Technology About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Coverup continues of U.S. role in Indonesian massacres

first_imgRecently declassified documents from the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia show, according to such newspapers as the New York Times and The Guardian, that Washington was well informed about the horrible massacres carried out by the Indonesian military in 1965-66 that killed up to a million people and destroyed the large left movement in that country.But, in fact, this is no great revelation. It really is a continuation of the coverup of the U.S. role in the massacres. What the capitalist media are not saying now, and only hinted at then, is that the U.S. government was not just a spectator, but egged on and facilitated the military coup and the slaughter that followed. [A book on this subject, “Indonesia 1965: The Second Greatest Crime of the Century,” can be read online at workers.org/books.]On June 2, 1966, a Public Inquest into the Indonesian Massacres was held at Columbia University in New York. The meeting was organized by Youth Against War & Fascism, the youth arm of Workers World Party, and was attended by a thousand people.The speeches were later published in a pamphlet entitled “The Silent Slaughter — the role of the United States in the Indonesian massacre.” It included the remarks of Deirdre Griswold of YAWF, who chaired the Inquest; journalist Eric Norden; William Worthy, a correspondent for the Baltimore Afro-American who had visited Indonesia three times; Professor Andrew March of the East Asian Institute of Columbia University; and attorney Mark Lane, a former New York State Assemblyman.The renowned British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote an introduction to the pamphlet entitled “American Murder Uber Alles.” We reprint it in its entirety below.Bertrand Russell on the Indonesian massacresWhen the events of October 1, 1965, were first reported in the Western press, events which suggested a momentous change in Indonesia, the accounts were uniform from Washington to Bonn. Hundreds of newspaper columns poured forth the story of an abortive “communist” coup which had been overcome by loyal army officers.Indonesia had the largest Communist Party outside of the communist countries. The membership was over 3 million. Active supporters were estimated to number between 15 and 20 million people. The Western press would have had us believe that a disciplined party of such dimensions, with vast popular support, made a reckless bid for overt power without a street demonstration, a strike or a call to struggle by the leadership.The left in Indonesia controlled important trade unions, including transport and communications. It enjoyed a powerful place in the administrative affairs of the nation. How then was it to be explained that a mass party resorted to a”putsch” using methods which would have the least effect and exposing itself to terrible reprisals without any attempt at resistance worthy of mention? How, moreover, could the lack of readiness be understood and the absence of a call from the leadership be made explicable as the terrible massacres of communists, trotskyists, socialists and people sympathetic to social advance rose to a cataclysmic slaughter?During October 1965 two representatives of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, close associates of mine, were in Jakarta on my behalf attending a conference. In Jakarta few had any doubt about what was taking place around them. The United States Seventh Fleet was in Javanese waters. The largest base in the area, feverishly constructed by the United States but a few months earlier on the southernmost point of the southernmost island of the Philippines, was ordered “on alert.” General Nasution had a mission in Washington. The United States was directly involved in the day to day events. What then was the role of the U.S. government in their preparation?James Rustin wrote in the New York Times on 19 June 1966:“One of the most persistent complaints among officials in Washington is that our political troubles are not balanced adequately by reports in the press of the more hopeful political developments elsewhere in Asia.“The savage transformation of Indonesia from a pro-Chinese policy under Sukarno to a defiantly anti-Communist policy under General Suharto is, of course, the most important of these developments. Washington is careful not to claim any credit for this change in the sixth most populous and one of the richest nations in the world, but this does not mean that Washington had nothing to do with it.“There was a great deal more contact between the anti-Communist forces in that country and at least one very high official in Washington before and during the Indonesian massacre than is generally realized. General Suharto’s forces, at times severely short of food and munitions, have been getting aid from here through various third countries, and it is doubtful if the coup would ever have been attempted without the American show of strength in Vietnam or been sustained without the clandestine aid it has received indirectly from here.”Through Reston, the New York Times tells us blandly six months after the event that the United States had direct responsibility for mass murder. He does this not merely with self-congratulatory words but with what he automatically assumes. It is worth returning to his words. Rustin writes: “It is doubtful if the coup would ever have been attempted … or [have] been sustained without the clandestine aid…”.In short, the Indonesian generals made the coup, the right-wing initiated the bloody series of events and they did so because of U.S. strength. More than this, they succeeded in sustaining their counter-revolution and massacre because of American aid.Here is the bald confession of what we who know the vicious role of the United States government in world affairs have sought, in vain, to expose in the mass media. How cavalier are the words Reston uses to describe events which comprise the greatest act of mass murder since the gas chambers of Hitler. The Times in London estimated the dead at nearly one million in a period of four months. Thus, in four months, five times as many people died in Indonesia as in Vietnam in twelve years.The Reston story is headed “A Gleam of Light in Asia.” He describes these events as “another indication that there may be some hope in Asia.”Before setting out the actual sequence of events and the unfolding of this terrifying glut of mutilation and death, it is instructive to quote Time magazine:“Communists, red sympathizers and their families are being massacred by the thousands. Backlands army units are reported to have executed thousands of communists after interrogation in remote rural jails. Armed with wide-bladed knives …  bands crept at night into the homes of communists killing entire families and burying the bodies in shallow graves. The killings have been on such a scale that the disposal of the corpses has created a serious sanitation problem … the humid air reeks of decaying flesh … small rivers and streams … have literally been clogged with bodies.” (Time, 17 December 1965)Max Frankel describes the Johnson administration’s “delight with the news from Indonesia” and the private responses of “officials … elated to find their expectations being realized.” (New York Times, 12 March 1966)The great industrial corporations and the Pentagon to which they are allied have brought the world to a point not previously reached since Hitler’s advent. From Vietnam to the Dominican Republic — to Indonesia — the source of murder and misery stems from Washington. Only now is the truth coming to light despite the efforts of many, especially those whose contributions to this important volume are so clear, forceful and unanswerable.In Indonesia the army with American backing planned through its generals to take power on Army Day, October 5. Anticipating this planned coup, palace guards loyal to Sukarno, sought to head off the plot which had been advanced to October 1. They failed. The left, so far from attempting power watched pathetically as its supporters fell to massacre. There is a terrible lesson in this, one which is not restricted to Indonesia nor to the countries exploited by American capital.No small part of the essential task before us in exposing the full dimension of the evil represented by the Johnson administration and those it serves, is the obligation to alert the left in America to its full responsibility. With the exception of the initiative taken by Youth Against War & Fascism in the United States, the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation in Britain and solitary individuals in other countries, the peace movement and the socialist movement have failed to stand out against the unimaginable slaughter which has swept a country of one hundred million people.I am utterly convinced that the world empire which resorts to mass murder in those countries subject to its control will turn that same violence on the American people themselves as the universal revolt against American domination spreads. Fascism is coming to America because America has brought fascism to the world. Vietnam and Indonesia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, Congo and Angola — are the harbinger — that terrible shadow discerned by Malcolm X when he expressed the only lesson worth teaching the American people upon the death of President Kennedy: “The chickens are coming home to roost.” That same fascism which murdered Malcolm X himself confronts the American people with a challenge to save themselves and mankind from their own rulers.I am fearful that the horror of the Indonesian massacres was only possible because we in the West are so imbued with racism that the death of Asians, even in hundreds of thousands, makes little impact on us. American Negroes know this well. Knowing it they struggle in city after city across America; knowing it so must all the people of the world engage in overt struggle and I cannot sufficiently praise the initiative which has brought forth the cri de coeur contained in this essential pamphlet.A worker or peasant in Indonesia today earns approximately seventy-five cents a month in one of the most richly endowed countries in the world. That wealth is siphoned out by quislings serving the interests of foreign capital. The centre of that capital, the heartland of this system and the source of the military buttress of exploitation is Washington. The murder in Indonesia is a direct expression of the viciousness of a system responsible for suffering, hated by the vast majority of men, driven to desperate slaughter to subdue them and rending the planet itself in vain, barbarous effort.When increasing numbers of Americans see this and organise themselves politically to stop it — not treat with it — we shall have begun a course of action capable after great struggle of winning power for decency and a final end to the mass murder which at once epitomises and defiles our era.Bertrand Russell28 July 1966[tb_book id=”22165″]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sligo Councillor to replace Midlands NW MEP Matt Carthy

first_img Pinterest Sligo Councillor to replace Midlands NW MEP Matt Carthy WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img WhatsApp By News Highland – March 2, 2020 Previous articleClones to host Donegal Tyrone Ulster FinalNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday March 2nd News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews A Sligo-based councillor is to replace Matt Carthy as the MEP for the Midlands North West constituency.Chris MacManus, has served as a councillor for over 20 years and steps into the role after Matt Carthy was elected as a TD for Cavan Monaghan in the recent general election.Mr MacManus says the focus continues to be, rightly, on Brexit and the potential fall-out for Ireland and has vowed to ensure there is no hardening of the border and ensure that Irish interests are strongly and robustly defended in the trade talks.last_img read more

Off-duty Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy shot in head at Jack in the Box, suspect arrested

first_imgLos Angeles County Sheriffs Department(LOS ANGELES) — A suspect has been arrested after an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the head in a fast food restaurant, authorities said.Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano, who is now in grave condition and on life support at a nearby hospital, was in a Jack in the Box in Alhambra at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday when he was “tragically and senselessly shot in the head,” Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.Solano, a 13-year veteran, “needs our prayers,” the sheriff told reporters Monday night. Solano, who was in civilian clothes at the time of the attack, was waiting for his food when he was shot once in the back of the head, police said.After authorities blasted out descriptions of the suspect and his car, a 2012 Kia Sorento, on Tuesday morning, police in Long Beach, California, saw a car matching that description, officials said.The suspect, now identified as 30-year-old Rhett Mckenzie Nelson, was located in the car and taken into custody after a felony traffic stop, police said.Nelson, from St. George, Utah, is believed to have shot and killed another man an hour before shooting Solano, police said.When police took Nelson into custody, a revolver was found inside the vehicle, along with items Nelson was described as wearing during the shooting, including a hat and maroon shirt, police saidNelson was reported as a missing person in Utah and his family was concerned for his whereabouts, officials said, noting fliers were posted about Nelson’s disappearance on social media.The suspect’s father, according to police, contacted authorities after Nelson called him on Wednesday and allegedly admitted involvement in both shootings, police said.The shooting was caught on video, sheriff’s officials told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.But the video doesn’t include audio, “so we don’t know if there were words exchanged,” Capt. Kent Wegner said.“There doesn’t appear to be an overt motive,” Wenger told KABC-TV.Villanueva had tweeted Monday night, “Our #LASD family continues to persevere in the wake of the senseless shooting of our deputy.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

John scores 28, leads Weber State over Southern Utah 82-71

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Cody John scored 28 points, Jerrick Harding added 22 and Weber State beat Southern Utah 82-71 on Saturday night.Michal Kozak had 12 points and seven rebounds for Weber State, which earned its fourth straight home victory.John Knight III scored a career-high 24 points for Southern Utah, which has lost four straight games. Tags: Big Sky/Cody John/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Weber State Wildcats Basketball February 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local John scores 28, leads Weber State over Southern Utah 82-71 Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

AY20-21 Adjunct Faculty of Information Technology

first_imgPosition Start Date Closing Date07/31/2021 Position Summary * Please select your availability to teach.Days onlyEvenings onlyWeekends onlyDays and Evenings onlyDays, Evenings and WeekendsEvenings and Weekends onlyOnline only Posting Date06/19/2020 * Briefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question)* Do you have experience teaching at the undergraduate level?YesNo Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeList of ReferencesOptional DocumentsLetter of RecommendationWriting/Media SamplesCertification/Professional LicenseTeaching PhilosophyResearch DocumentsVeteran’s Preference Points DocumentationResumeOtherOther2Other3 Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?YesNo Position TypeAdjunct – Master’s Degree in Information Technology or a related field isrequired.- Two years of teaching or in field professional employment.- Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills. Position’s Functional TitleAY20-21 Adjunct Faculty of Information Technology Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty of Information Technology Position Details Type of SearchExternal * Do you have a Master’s degree in Information Technology or arelated field?(Open Ended Question)Do you have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a relatedfield?YesNocenter_img Posting NumberFA0334P Open Until FilledYes Quicklink for Postinghttps://employment.govst.edu/postings/5307 – Doctorate degree and prior higher-education teaching experienceare preferred.- Industry Certificates Special Instructions to Applicants Employee ID Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Position End Date (if temporary) Governors State University seeks to create an available pool ofAdjunct Faculty candidates for the College of Arts and Sciences toteach courses in Information Technology. The major responsibilitiesof an adjunct faculty member are to teach Information Technologycourses such as Visualization Concepts, OS Vulnerabilities andHardening, Cryptography, and Cybersecurity Concepts. Adjunctfaculty should be able to support their course online and useappropriate software tools such as Blackboard.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part ofthe faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership ofthe Faculty Senate. Department * Do you have teaching experience at the graduate level?YesNolast_img read more

Oxford first for humanities in latest global rankings

first_imgQS, the producer of global university league tables, have released their new ranking of universities by subject for 2016. The University of Oxford is rated first for the Arts & Humanities category defined by QS, third for Life Sciences & Medicine as well as Social Sciences and Management, fifth for Natural Sciences, and ninth for Engineering and Technology.Oxford’s ranking has risen for Arts & Humanities and Engineering & Technology, which are up from second and 13th respectively in the 2015 rankings, while the ranking for Life Sciences & Medicine has fallen from second. Notable subject-specific rankings for the university include a first place in English and Modern Languages while it comes second in Law, Politics and Medicine, third in Computer Science and occupies the fourth and sixth positions in Mathematics and Physics among others.The rankings are compiled using a combination of four factors: a worldwide survey based on which institutions academics consider best in their field, an employment survey on the institutions which produce the most employable graduates, an analysis of citations of each university’s research in academic papers, and finally the H-Index which QS describe in their online methodology as “a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar.” The weightings of these different components vary by field since, for example, there are less publications for History than Medicine.While Oxford is doing well across the board, the rankings reveal a clear split between the humanities, where Oxford ranks first overall, and science. Peter Saville, studying History at University College tells Cherwell, “Oxford’s success is hardly surprising given the versatile history curriculum which leaves all disciplines and periods open to the undergraduate. This is also supported by a passionate and (often weirdly) knowledgeable set of lecturers and tutors, which means we have no option but to shoe the tabs in academia as well as sport!”Oxford’s excellent performance in Modern Languages is greeted with excitement by Josh Dernie, a first year French and Linguistics student at Keble, telling Cherwell, “it’s great to see Oxford maintaining its long-held position at the very top of the QS world rankings in modern languages; to receive yet another perfect score is a real tribute to the faculty.”Third year English student Mina Odile is more skeptical, but ultimately agrees with Saville’s high estimation of Oxford humanities, saying, “I always find these ranking systems a bit suspect, but from the perspective of a third year English student I would have to say that Oxford offers an outstanding programme.” However, she adds a note of caution, “I think the problem with these rankings is that they seem to suggest that the given ‘top of the league’ programme is the ideal programme for anyone aspiring to the best in their field.“And in reality, while Oxford’s English faculty is arguably at the top of its field in terms of research, it may not provide the best study environment for everyone. Best doesn’t mean best for everyone.”The sciences, on the other hand, did not do quite as well. The Engineering faculty in particular was rated poorly by QS compared to Oxford’s humanities subjects, though it did improve from last year, receiving 14th place for Civil Engineering, 11th for Electrical and 10th for Chemical Engineering.Aurelia Vandamme, a first year Engineer at Keble explains this by saying “Oxford does general engineering so it’s pretty hard to compare with universities that do specialised degrees, and it means that we have more overall knowledge/are able to communicate with all sorts of engineers.”last_img read more

College crime hotspots revealed

first_imgOf all crimes between January and March for which a location was recorded, and which were within 500 metres of any college, 570 occurred closest to St Hilda’s. This includes 159 violent and sexual offences, 61 bicycle thefts, 30 burglaries and six incidents of the possession of a weapon. St Hilda’s came top for all categories except vehicle crime and ‘theft from the person’, a category which includes mugging and pickpocketing. Nuffield recorded 16 such incidents, while Jesus came second with 11. St. Catherine’s came top for vehicle crime, with 31 incidents. Three Oxford colleges experienced more than 250 crimes in their vicinity in the first three months of the year, a Cherwell analysis of police data has found. Between January and March of this year, here were 61 recorded bike thefts near St Hilda’s, 26 near Nuffield, 22 near Pembroke and 21 near St Catherine’s. Nuffield came a distant second at 282 recorded crimes, while St. Catherine’s came a close third with 267.center_img Thefts from the person were most common in the vicinity of Nuffield (16), followed by Jesus (11), St Hilda’s (9) and Queen’s (3). The most common crimes overall were violence and sexual offences (346), anti-social behaviour (190) and bike theft (185). Six instances of the possession of a weapon occurred near St Hilda’s. Nuffield experienced four such cases, followed by Pembroke and St Catherine’s (both at 2).last_img read more

Heads of colleges condemn racism in open letter

first_imgThe first draft of the letter circulated to college JCRs was not signed by the Warden at Wadham College or the Rector at Lincoln, although it has now been explained that this was caused by an administrative error.  The heads of house at all thirty-nine Oxford colleges, as well as at Rhodes House and all six of the Permanent Private Halls, have written an open letter condemning the “conscious and unconscious racial bias” which “remains prevalent across many institutions” in response to protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. “We acknowledge the role that education can play in building racial equality and fair inclusion of black voices and perspectives in society. We recognise and regret that, for black members of our community, the unfolding crisis together with the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on their communities has caused them particular anxiety, anger and pain. Signatories included the Dean of Christ Church, the college which has this week faced backlash after inappropriate comments were made about the global Black Lives Matter protests during the hustings for Cake Rep. The Lincoln JCR President, Amy Dunning, had told Cherwell that she was “beyond disappointed” to find out that her college’s Rector Professor Henry Woudhuysen had not signed the open letter. However, upon seeking an explanation from college, it emerged that the signature had not been included due to confusion over whether approval from the governing body would need to be sought before Woudhuysen could sign. Between the circulation of the draft letter to JCR Presidents and its online publication, the Warden of Wadham College’s signature was also added. “We stand with them during these difficult moments with hope that, through the global mobilisation of many against these injustices, through education, discussion, and peaceful protest, we may work together towards a world free of systemic racism and discrimination.” Image credit to Radcliffe Camera Oxford/ Wikimedia Commons. The open letter, which was written from John Bowers QC, Principal of Brasenose College, was published on the Guardian website on Sunday afternoon, and now includes the signatures of all Oxford college heads of house. It concludes: The letter, meanwhile, asserted a shared desire for “good race relations, tolerance and multiculturalism” at the University and across the world.last_img read more