first_imgAircraft from the US Navy’s Carrier Air Wing One (CVW) 1, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), contributed to Baltic Sea maneuvers as part of the annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018.CVW-1 operations over the Baltic involved overflight of Europe from the Adriatic Sea, and represented the first instance that US carrier aircraft have participated in the exercise, which began in 1972 and is now in its 46th year.On June 6, F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft and E/A-18 Growler electronic attack aircraft joined aircraft from Poland, Spain and US Air Forces Europe to demonstrate the ability to perform combined air operations while communicating and coordinating effectively.“The ability to operate in the Adriatic and support allies in the Baltic region demonstrates that we have the capabilities to match our resolve,” said Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of Carrier Strike Group 8. “It is further proof of the flexibility and agility we bring to the fight, and reaffirms our commitment to regional security and cooperation to our partners and allies.”BALTOPS enhances flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate international resolve to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region.This year’s exercise involves 43 maritime units, more than 60 aircraft, and approximately 5,000 military personnel, which includes a combined amphibious landing force.The 16 nations contributing forces are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.The six nations contributing staff members are Canada, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Slovakia. Share this article View post tag: BALTOPS View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: USS Harry S. Truman Photo: An Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during BALTOPS 2018. Photo: US Navylast_img read more


first_imgPosting Date Department Location Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2932 Closing Date * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Physical Demands Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Posting Details Posting NumberF00163P 1.Have a master’s degree in the language being taught OR Bachelor’sin the language being taught AND Master’s in another language orlinguistics; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. Job Posting TitleRussian Adjunct Assistant Professor Total Hrs per Week/Day Work Schedule Special Requirements SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required).2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. The Institutioncenter_img The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Assignment Responsibilities Conditions How and where to apply Position Summary Beginning and/or Ending Dates Minimum Qualifications Application Instructions Open ContinuouslyYes * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. 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Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Work YearN/A Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentUnofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5Foreign Transcript Evaluationlast_img read more


first_imgThe Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns HopkinsUniversity invites applications for a 2-3 year NIH fundedpost-doctoral research position (PI: Dr. Marina Bedny).The Neuroplasticity & Development lab investigates howexperience shapes human cognition and brain function usingfunctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magneticstimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds andbrains of populations with different development experiences e.g.congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. A keyresearch direction in the lab investigates the reorganization ofvisual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding thefunctional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate theinfluence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organizationof conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity inhigher-cognitive systems.The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to developher/his own research program within the themes of the laboratory:plasticity and development of higher-cognitive systems. Fellowswill be encouraged to take part in the intellectually richcognitive science and neuroscience community of Johns HopkinsUniversity.A Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology orrelated field is required. Qualified applicants will have a stronginterest in cognitive neuroscience, development and neuroplasticityand higher-order cognition. Expertise in fMRI is preferred butcandidates with proficiency in other relevant domains/techniqueswill also be considered (e.g. psycholinguistics,TMS/EEG/DTI).Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, a CV, andcontact information for three references. Applications will beevaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Thestarting date is flexible and available candidates could begin workimmediately. However, we would like to fill the position no laterthan September 2018.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more


first_imgApplicants must possess an MD/DO degree, Florida Medical Licenseeligibility and BC/BE in pediatrics.The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February1, 2019. Please provide a letter of intent and CurriculumVitae.The final candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by theNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine – Jacksonville seeks applicants to fill a full-timeleadership position as the Division Chief of General Pediatrics.This position will be at the non-tenure accruing level ofAssociate/Full Professor. As Division Chief, the faculty memberwill manage the direct clinical care, supervise day-to-dayoperations, and grow the patient base of the various clinics aroundthe city. The successful candidate must have practice experienceand the ability to expand a pediatric practice in an area withexcellent demographics and a growing population that is currentlyunderserved by pediatricians.The physicians and allied health professionals in the Department ofPediatrics are concerned with all children, from newborn to age 18and are involved in all phases of pediatric clinical care andresearch, including primary care and subspecialties. Further, thenew Division Chief will join an academic health center that is ahub for clinical research, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals and a unique provider of high quality patient care tothe region and beyond.This position will report to the Chairman of the Department ofPediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine –Jacksonville. The following is a general description of duties andresponsibilities:This faculty will have dedicated time (approximately 50%) asDivision Chief to supervise, manage, direct and administer theGeneral Academic Pediatric Division, which currently consists of 12primary care pediatric practices with the UF network (with twoadditional practices planned within the next year).Responsibilities include a commitment to leadership, residentteaching, advancing quality improvement initiatives andstandardization of primary care services. Participation oncommittees to represent the Department of Pediatrics and theDivision of General Academic Pediatrics as required. Attendance atDepartment faculty meetings and lead Divisional meetings asrequired.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to theexisting medical office building, where UF Health providers offermore than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s healthservices. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close toJacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes fromNassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For moreinformation, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspxlast_img read more


first_imgPhysical Demands The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.This position is not designated for a specific course orsemester.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachcourses on our main campus in St. Louis, MO.The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member toteach Forensic Science undergraduate courses.Specifically: FRSC 151L – Tuesday, 5:00pm-7:40pmEssential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. Posting Details • Master’s degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics,or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Yes • Doctorate in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Physics, orrelated field from a regionally accredited institution.• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field. Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Preferred Qualifications Job Summary/Basic Function Minimum Qualifications Advertised: May 27, 2020Applications close:last_img read more


first_imgOpeners Six Ray Sun had to contend with a handful of people wishing they were in the real sun, yet hammered out their usual mix of electro punk rock unabashed. Sorry boys, I’d go back to Japan, because frankly you’re not remarkable here anymore. Newcomers The Delays took to the stage with a startling confidence. It was probably due to their ‘Rough Trade’ upbringing, and the melodic rock was undoubtedly harmless, but their alarming tendency to sound like Del Amitri may well prove to be their downfall. The Zodiac were dubbing Clearlake as “Brighton’s Eccentrics” yet the curse of failing sound system struck again, and the set began slowly. But struggling through screeching was moody, sexy rock, which deserved to be heard clearly. They were at their best at heaviest, and most seedy singer Jason cooed how he wanted to hurt and harm, and somehow made this strangely appealing. The highlight was most recent single ‘Almost the Same’, ironically sounding very similar every other song played. “I vow at this moment that will never be any good”, was announcement of the which got the biggest cheer well at least they are not making false promises.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more


first_imgIT IS with an impeccable single tear that we announce the untimely death of the Celebrity Wedding, though it far outlived the marriages of most of its participants. Much in the same way that the epic was killed off by Paradise Lost, the Celebrity Wedding self-imploded after the recent well-publicised superlative and surely insurmountable example of all it stood for.Swathed in spangly pink taffeta, demurely showcasing the monumental chest that is as much a feat of modern engineering as the London eye, our modern-day fairytale princess Jordan walked up the fuchsia aisle to take as her husband, till tabloid gossip do part them, her equally unfeasibly orange Nineties Smash Hits popster beau. The couple beamed with happiness as they realised they would get to spend the rest of their lives with the reported £1 million from an exclusive photo deal with a certain reputed magazine, and that they could spend a honeymoon basking in the knowledge that they had probably outdone Posh and Becks.All the prerequisites of the Celebrity Wedding were there: grand and quasi-aristocratic setting (borrowing from its sister-phenomenon, the Royal Wedding), an unconventional twist on a traditional form of transport (not just a horse and carriage but an actual pumpkin) and a small child from the bride’s former relationship with a footballer (note: in the history of the Celebrity Wedding the footballer and pop-star are interchangeable in the roles of past-lover and husband-to-be). We have witnessed such scenes many a time, when taking up the centre pages of tabloids, but this one couldn’t be topped: the cake was bigger, the rings were shinier, the bridesmaids had representatives from more girl bands than ever before and the skirt was so monumental it had to be whipped off, Bucks Fizz-style, to reveal a skimpy mini so that the groom could dance with his bride to a version of a certain disney ballad the pair had recorded themselves the week before.Though this historical occasion exemplified the true ‘Girlhood dream’ aspect of the Celebrity Wedding, the matrimonial institution has adopted many and various forms in its lifetime; there was the Beach Wedding, the Secret Wedding and, of course, the Vegas Little White Chapel wedding (though an expert like Jordan may deem this a little passé). The Celebrity Wedding is at its biggest and best when, like Jordan and Peter, celebs marry within the trade. With this comes the potential for events boasting almost exclusively celebrity guest lists, be it the cast of Friends, elton John or just Gazza and Shane Richie. In keeping with its life, the funeral of the Celebrity Wedding promises far more sparkle, mystery and guests wearing sunglasses indoors than any of us mere mortals could ever wish for. We can’t substantiate anything because all juicy details have been promised away with large sums attached to them, but we believe mourners to include the accountants of at least two glossy magazines, several disgruntled pre-nup lawyers, and the runner up from x-Factor whose single is out on Monday.ARCHIVE: 5th week MT 2005last_img read more


first_imgA light aircraft taking off from Oxford airport crashed close to Bladon at 2pm on Friday 15th of January.The plane, which had taken off from Oxford airport, burst into flames on impact. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and there are no survivors. The men have been identified as Anthony Corr, 54 (a pilot for Ryanair since 2003), and his friend and colleague Richard Leonard, 44.Corr’s wife and two daughters released a joint statement paying tribute to the “superlative pilot” who will be “greatly missed by all”.On Saturday, an Air Accident Investigation Branch spokesperson said, “It is not possible to speculate on the cause of the accident at this stage.”last_img


first_imgLauren Pringle has defeated Cyrus Nasseri to become President of the Oxford Union. Pringle beat Nasseri by 543 votes to 391. She will take up the post in Hilary 2012, serving as President-Elect next term. Luke Eaton will take up the post of Librarian-Elect next term after securing 450 votes. John Lee won the post of Treasurer-Elect, after running unopposed.last_img


first_imgProfessor Andrew Hamilton, Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor, has welcomed a new report which suggests that one-year postgraduate courses should be funded by government loans.Under the report’s proposals, the government would lend prospective students £10,000 up front, and then reclaim it via the tax system. Students would only begin repaying their loans once they were earning an annual salary of £15,000.The Vice-Chancellor described the report, which was produced by the CentreForum think tank, as “a timely contribution to the vital policy issue of UK graduate funding”, and though not wholeheartedly endorsing the scheme, said, “I hope that it will be given serious consideration”.Dr Tim Leunig, author of the report and reader in Economic History at the London School of Economics, dismissed the idea that the scheme is economically inviable. He said, “People who graduate with a first or 2:1 and have a masters degree overwhelmingly earn good incomes later on.“As such they are a relatively safe bet to invest in. That is why this scheme is unlikely to lead to large losses for government.”Jim O’Connell, OUSU’s Vice-President for Graduates, gave cautious support to the proposals, describing Dr Leunig’s plan as “a good start.” He told Cherwell that “obtaining funding for a masters degree is often incredibly difficult” and stressed the importance of encouraging postgraduate courses “at a time when graduate courses are increasingly needed for access to the professions and to enable our workforce to compete globally.”A White Paper released by the government in June 2011 appeared to rule out any changes to the graduate funding system, saying, “At this stage, we propose no further changes to how taught postgraduates are funded.”However, the Universities and Science Minister David Willets called the recent report “the latest in a series of timely and thought-provoking reports on higher education from CentreForum”, and promised, “We will consider the recommendations carefully.”Funding is a problem for many postgraduate students in Oxford. Lotty Davies, a current masters student, told Cherwell that for her course “there isn’t really a system in place that means I could get funding.” As a result, she said, she is “burning through savings and also working a part-time job at the same time.”Davies added that if a loan had been available, “there would be more security this year in terms of making rent and being able to eat all year.” She feels that a masters is important to her career, claiming,  “other people are trying to get work in the area without a masters and finding it near impossible.”Alex du Sautoy, a current finalist at Wadham, claimed that financial issues are crucial to his decision of whether or not to carrying on studying next year, telling Cherwell, “When I’m trying to decide whether to apply for masters or to look towards the working world, pretty much the only thing holding me back from a masters is the problem of funding.”He argued that a government loan would be “far more manageable” than a commercial one, saying, “A lot of people doing postgraduate study get development loans of up to £10,000 which require you to start paying back the next year. This puts a lot more pressure on the student to find a more or less well paying job straight after finishing.”Some postgraduates, however, had reservations about the proposals. Sam Bowers pointed out that “Master’s degrees tend to be a profit-making enterprise for universities” and asked, “would all these extra degrees offer value for money?”Helen Tanqueray, meanwhile, questioned the wisdom of expanding the number of masters degrees on offer, saying, “it may start to degrade the perceived worth of a masters.”Particularly controversial is the question of whether humanities and science postgraduate courses should receive equal funding is particularly controversial, as humanities funding is particularly hard to find at present.Third year physicist Brandon Jeffrey argued that science masters are more essential for students than those in humanities, saying, “I don’t see much difference between a bachelors and masters in arts, to further knowledge in sciences you need a masters.”Biochemistry researcher and masters graduate Eleanor Williams disagreed, saying, “I think that loans should be on offer to both arts and science subjects.”last_img read more