Brasenose vote on scholar privileges

first_imgMembers of the academic committee at Brasenose have questioned the validity of a JCR motion which voted against room privileges for scholars. In two meetings last term, 90% of students in attendance voted to remove the right of scholars to be placed top in the room ballot. The motion, proposed by JCR president, Arvind Singhal, would have seen students who gained distinctions in last years’ prelims competing with commoners for less desirable accommodation. However, Brasenose SCR ruled that the decision was not representative of the student body, since only 50 students out of around 360 were in attendance.The issue poses problems regarding the nature and effectiveness of JCR meetings, as Arvind Singhal said, “We do not normally have provisions for referenda [so] it could be a dangerous precedent to set.”Following the controversy, it was decided last week that Brasenose students would be asked to vote on the issue by online survey. The survey received 149 responses, around half of the total undergraduate body, of which 52% were against room privileges for scholars. Duncan Turnbull, outgoing Brasenose ball president said, “It is a highly boring debate which comes up every year because so many people are disappointed with coming near the bottom.”Currently, precedence is given to the top four JCR committee positions with scholars and exhibitioners coming next, and finally commoners.An examination of colleges who grant room privileges to first-class students shows that they are inversely associated with Norrington table rankings. With the exception of Christ Church, a number of colleges who award room privileges to scholars, including St Hilda’s and St Catz, have achieved consistently lower scores in the academic league table.“A room is not enough of an incentive for people to work, they will only work if they want to”, commented one Brasenose student. Colleges who allocate higher room draw positions to scholars are still in the minority, with the vast majority of colleges sticking with a random ballot system. Concerns have been raised about the fairness of the system in the light of a large discrepancy in the allocation of distinctions across subjects. Examiners’ reports covering 2008 and 2009 show that while the number of students awarded a distinction in Chemistry prelims might reach 33.5%, only 11.7% of those studying Law and 9.5% of Medicine students were awarded top marks. Hannah Cusworth, OULC co-chair elect and Brasenose student said, “Of course people who do well in exams should be rewarded by college but people are more likely to get firsts or distinctions in certain subjects than others.”It has been suggested that one way out of the question for Brasenose would be to award incentives to scholars which do not work at the expense of other students – one option might be to pay for scholars’ gowns. Brasenose scholars are currently awarded £200, whilst exhibitioners receive £150. No final decision has yet been made, but privileges will remain effective for scholars and relevant committee members taking part in the room ballot this Michaelmas. Questions remaining over the issue mean that Brasenose SCR is likely to reconsider both issues next year.last_img read more

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HAPPENINGS AT THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY GOP

first_imgPrint a copy of Invitation City Council Wards 1-3 Debate- Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Farley Smith, Treasurer Straight Ticket Voting Reminder-Remember when marking your ballot that voting a straight Republican ticketdoes not select  Republican candidates for City Council At-Large.  You must make your individual selections from the list the candidates. Also remember that although you can vote for up to 3 candidates on the At-Large ballot, it is not required that you make 3 selections.  For more information visit scvasvasvasv Early Voting at the Vanderburgh County Election Office is currently underway 8:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays now until Noon on Monday November 4, 2019.   Mark Your calendar                CLICK on event for more information  VCRP Breakfast – Saturday October 19, 2019 Kevin Harrison, Editor Vanderburgh County Republican Party BreakfastWHERE: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 20197:30 – Doors Open (Complimentary Continental Breakfast)8:00 – Program> Guest Speakers: City Council Candidates> Chairman Parke provides update on political happenings9:00- AdjournFor more information contact Mary Jo Kaiser:  812-425-8207 or email [email protected]  From the VCRP West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Booth …    Time: 12:00 PM October 28 (5:30 pm)EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting Time: 7:30AM- 9:00 AMLocation: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713 For more information contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 or email [email protected] October 26Saturday Early Voting Begins EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting- October 21Early Voting at Libraries Begins or (812) 425-8207. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare November 4 (Noon)Absentee Voting at Election Office Ends                                                        Visit www.vanderburghgop.com Vote Republican ! Paid for by the Vanderburgh County Republican Party, Farley Smith, Treasurer   Make sure you add [email protected] to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox! Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville November 1Early Voting at Libraries Ends  For more information visit For more information visitRotary Club of Evansville   Date: October 28, 2019 October 28 (5:30 pm)City Council Meeting for more info. Thank you. City Council Wards 4-6 Debate- Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Early Vote Locations:1) Election Office1 NW ML King Jr., Rm 2162) Cedar Hall School  2100 N. Fulton Ave3) Central Library200 SE MLK BLVD4) McCollough Library 5115 Washington Ave5) North Park Library960 Koehler Dr.6) Northeast Park Baptist 215 N. Boeke Rd7) Oaklyn Library3001 Oaklyn Dr.8) Red Bank Library120 S. Red Bank RdClick to locate Early Vote Site Thanks to everyone that helped make this year’s Fall Festival possibly the most successfulever for the Vanderburgh County Republican Party.   See you at Booth #49 next year. Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville October 19 (7:30 am)VCRP Monthly Breakfast  County Commission Meeting-   Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019    Time: 12:00 PMcenter_img For more information visitRotary Club of Evansville   County Commissioners Location: Tropicana Conference Center421 NW Riverside DriveEvansville, IN 47708 Central Committee:Wayne Parke, ChairmanMary Jo Kaiser, Political DirectorDottie Thomas, Vice ChairmanLon Walters, Secretary  City Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, October 28, 2019 Support our Republican Candidates      Put out a Yard Sign      Donate Your Time      Make a Campaign Contribution    Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville  For more information visitCity Council    Time: 3:00 PM  Carter for City Council Fundraiser  County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday October 30, 2019 October 17 (5:30 pm)Archie Carter for City Council Fundraiser News and Upcoming Events for October 15, 2019              Time: 5:30 PM Stay in touch with GOP state legislators representing our area by clicking the links below. Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:United States Senator Mike BraunUnited States Senator Todd YoungCongressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (Indiana 8th District) October 30 (8:30 am)County Council Meeting November 52019 Municipal Election Day Early voting at the Election Office is currently underway  weekdays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays now through Noon on Monday November 4, 2019.  To vote absentee by mail, complete the APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT found at the Vanderburgh County Clerk Elections web page and mail it to:Vanderburgh County ElectionP.O. Box 3343Evansville, IN 47732-3343Absentee ballot applications and forms can also be found on the Indiana Voters Portal . The deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received by the Election Office for the 2019 Municipal Election is 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2019. If you have any questions, please call the Election Office at 812-435-5122. The Vanderburgh County Election Office is located at :Civic Center Complex, Room 2161 NW ML King Jr. BLVD ,Evansville, IN    Time: 8:30 AM Early Voting at Libraries Begins next Monday, October 21, 2019Early Voting for the Municipal  Election will expand to Libraries beginning Monday October 21, 2019, with Saturday voting beginning 10/26/19.Early Vote Dates and Times are: * At the Election Office : Weekdays –. Tuesday October 8, 2019 – Friday November 1, 2019 -> Daily 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday November 4 – > 8:00 am to NOON Saturdays –. October 26, 2019   8:00 am – 4:00 pm. November 2, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm * Early Voting at Satellites locations (2 weeks) Weekdays at Central, McCollough, Northpark, Oaklyn, and Red Bank Libraries:. October 21, 2019 – October 25, 2019. October 28, 2019 – November 1, 2019. Hours are Monday – Thursday noon to 6:00 pm , Friday noon-5:00 pm Saturday Voting at Northeast Park Baptist & Cedar Hall School:. October 26, 2019    8:00 am – 3:00 pm. November 2, 2019  8:00 am – 3:00 pm October 22 (3:00 pm)County Commission Meeting October 22 (12:00 pm)Rotary Club City Council Wards 4-6 Debate October 15 (12:00 pm)Rotary Club City Council Wards 1-3 Debate County Council  Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building                  951 Walnut St., Evansville    Time: 5:30 PM Location: Tropicana Conference Center421 NW Riverside DriveEvansville, IN 47708 Time: 11:30 AMLocation: GOP Headquarters815 John Street, Evansville Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen   VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, October 23, 2019          If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at [email protected]  Visit the Vanderburgh GOP EVENTSpage for daily updates.    Learn more about the Candidates:     Visit Vanderburghgop.com November 2Saturday Early Voting Ends State Senator Jim Tomes, District 49 State Senator Vaneta Becker, District 50 State Representative Matt Hostettler, District 64State Representative Wendy McNamara, District 76State Representative Holli Sullivan, District 78   last_img read more

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