Travel grant offered to Eton students only

first_imgBalliol College offers a travel grant worth up to £4,000 available only for students who have previously attended Eton College, Cherwell has learnt.Conditions for the award further stipulates that the Old-Etonians must spend the money travelling to a foreign university and engaging in “a study of the social conditions of the common people.”The Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship, established by the will of the late Mrs D.J. Vaughan, requires that candidates must be current undergraduates of limited means who have spent at least part of their previous education at Eton College. Although preference is given to Balliol students, all former Eton students are eligible to apply.Balliol student Henry Edwards responded that few students were aware of the scholarship, commenting, “I haven’t heard people talk about this grant at all here. I’m guessing it’s quite old and that it was offered to the college at a time when they did accept unfair or exclusive stipulations like that.”Another student added, “There hasn’t been much of a reaction from Balliol students to this as it hasn’t been promoted, at least not to my knowledge. Perhaps it has been promoted only amongst old Etonians.” She said, “It seems extremely unusual that Balliol would limit a grant based on schooling and especially in such an elitist way.“It doesn’t fit with how much effort the college and the JCR put into access schemes and equality of opportunity amongst college members. Balliol has exceptional bursary provision and provision of travel and other grants open to all students, so I’m not sure why this type of discrimination based on schooling would be allowed.”A former Eton student currently at Balliol said, “Perhaps it is unfair,” adding, “Unfortunately we don’t get to choose who should and shouldn’t be able to apply to any grants. That’s the choice of the generous person who sets up the grant. In an ideal world all the money would go in a big pot and be distributed equally.” An Oxford University spokesperson said, ‘This legacy was made to Balliol College back in the 1950s, and by modern standards it does seem absurd – in fact, if a gift were offered today with those terms, an Oxford college would simply not accept it. However, the college can’t change the terms of the will retrospectively.’The spokesperson added, ‘Importantly, Balliol College regulations allow any unspent funds to be transferred to the general college funds – and the college, alongside the university, makes extremely generous financial provision for all students, especially those from lower-income backgrounds. From this year, Oxford University will offer the most generous, no-strings-attached financial support to the poorest students of any university in the country, worth up to £22,000 over three years.’St Anne’s Classicist Jasmine Krishnamurthy-Spencer commented, “I just think it’s weird above anything else. If you want to give your money away, why make the conditions so limited? I mean, I know over twenty percent of students are on some form of financial support but there can’t be that many of them at Balliol.”Edwards agreed, commenting, “I’m guessing it’s rarely claimed, as there are currently only about two former Eton students I know of in the entire student body.”Balliol JCR President Ben Marshall released a statement on behalf of the student body, explaining, “The Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates of limited means to help fund a postgraduate year at a foreign university. It was established in the will of the late Mrs Vaughan, and at that bequest there are a number of stipulations, including the type of study undergone and the attainment of a 2:1 or above.“The fact that applicants must have spent at least some of their time in education at Eton is another condition of the will of Mrs Vaughn, and not one imposed by Balliol College. Since the establishment of the Vaughn Scholarship, the Development Office have altered their donation acceptance requirements so that this type of grant is no longer introduced, a change welcomed by the JCR.”Dr Nicola Trott, senior tutor at Balliol College, declined to comment.last_img read more

Prosecutors: Brentwood Dad Charged in Daughter’s Shaking Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brentwood father pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an indictment charging him with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of his seven-week-old daughter. Angelo Deleon, 51, appeared in State Supreme Court in Riverhead, where a judge set bail at $250,000 cash or bond.Suffolk County prosecutors alleged that the infant, Genesis Deleon, was shaken to death by her father on Oct. 30 at their Brentwood home. He was her lone caretaker that day, prosecutors said. Deleon was also charged with reckless assault of a child for a separate incident that allegedly occurred several days before the girl’s death. He pleaded not guilty to that charge as well. Deleon’s next court date is Dec. 17.last_img read more

P135-K ‘shabu’ seized in Bacolod buy-bust

first_imgThe 30-year-old John Paul Ebro, 34-year-old Mary Glo Binueza and 22-year-old Wence Uy – all residents of this city – yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Nine sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 15 grams valued at around P135,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6. They were nabbed after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P2,000 around 7:10 p.m. on June 4, it added. An antidrug officer inspects items seized from John Paul Ebro, Mary Glo Binueza and Wence Uy, who were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 6, Bacolod City on June 4. POLICE STATION 2/BCPOcenter_img The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 2. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Markieff Morris not with Lakers in Disney; status unclear for Marcus Morris with Clippers

first_imgThe league has avoided publicly identifying players who have tested positive since mid-March in accordance with HIPAA regulations.The NBA is scheduled to tip off again July 30, when the Lakers and Clippers are set to face each other for the fourth time this season – and the second time since the Morris brothers joined their ranks.The league plans to complete the season – an eight-game seeding schedule ahead of the playoffs – entirely on a closed campus at Disney World. Personnel in the “bubble” are tested regularly and everyone who comes onto the campus has to wait out a quarantine process and test negative for the coronavirus before they’re allowed to move about.The 30-year-old Morris twins – both 6-foot-8 forwards – have posted on Twitter in recent days, though neither has shared anything that would indicate they had arrived in Florida.The Knicks traded Marcus Morris Sr. to the Clippers on Feb. 6 as part of a three-team deal that sent Moe Harkless, a 2020 first-round pick, the right to swap 2021 first-round picks (as long as that pick isn’t in the top four), and a 2021 second-round pick to New York. The Clippers also sent Jerome Robinson to the Wizards in the transaction.In 12 games with the Clippers before the season was interrupted March 11 by the coronavirus pandemic, Marcus Morris was averaging 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Clippers.Markieff Morris signed a one-year deal with the Lakers on Feb. 23. In eight games since arriving in L.A., he was averaging 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I don’t check. To be honest, JaMychal (Green) walked in (Wednesday) and surprised the hell out of me. So, because they’re in quarantine and stuff, you don’t ever know.”When Vogel was asked how Markieff Morris looked, he said: “You know, we’re trying not to comment too much on individual players’ performances right now. We’re still waiting to manage this time where we’re respecting players’ privacies. So, I’m going to refrain from commenting on that.”In response to a follow-up question about whether Markieff Morris was in Orlando, Vogel demurred again.“I’m not going to comment on which guys are here and which guys are not here out of respect for our players’ privacy,” Vogel said.On Monday, the league announced that since July 1, 19 NBA players newly tested positive for the coronavirus during in-market testing and that two others tested positive while in quarantine in Orlando. The league reported that those two players were quarantining at home or in isolation housing, away from others. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Marcus and Markieff Morris, the twin brothers who joined the Clippers and Lakers, respectively, in February, have not been documented with their teams in Orlando, Florida.A person with knowledge of the situation told Southern California News Group that Markieff Morris, who signed with the Lakers in February as a free agent, had an excused absence but was expected to join the team soon. It’s unknown whether Marcus Morris, his twin brother who was acquired by the Clippers two weeks earlier, has a similar arrangement with his team.When Doc Rivers and Frank Vogel were asked about their respective players’ whereabouts before their teams practiced Wednesday afternoon, both coaches answered evasively.“Yeah, I don’t even know to be honest,” said Rivers, who was also queried about whether the Clippers’ Landry Shamet and Ivica Zubac had arrived on the NBA campus at Walt Disney World Resort, where the NBA is preparing to restart the season July 30.last_img read more