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Professor Christine Gerrard announced as LMH interim Principal

first_imgAs Principal of LHM, he implemented a fully-funded Foundation Year scheme aimed at supporting applicants from under-represented groups. He told Cherwell that its establishment was the part of his principalship he was most proud of. Professor Gerrard’s main area of research are political literature and women’s writing in the eighteenth century. She teaches period papers covering literature written between 1550-1830, and has a teaching interest in American literature from 1680-1900. “I will remain committed to ensuring that LMH pursues its goals of academic excellence, inclusion and diversity. We will be continuing LMH’s Foundation Year pioneered under Alan Rusbridger’s tenure.  “Prof Gerrard has spent most of her academic life at LMH and the College will be in very safe hands.  I hope that my successors, like my predecessors continue to stay true to the LMH ethos of righting wrongs and including the previously excluded.” Professor Gerrard told Cherwell: “My immediate priority is helping LMH students and staff to return to normality after a challenging and difficult year of Covid-19.  I’m looking forward to getting everyone back on site as soon as permitted, and enjoying all the brilliant teaching and the special social and physical facilities that LMH has to offer. Mr Rusbridger told Cherwell: “I hope LMH has a clearer identity as a welcoming and inclusive college. That was, of course, how it began – as a college to include people who had been excluded from an Oxford education. 140 years on, admitting women to Oxford no longer seems a very radical idea – but it was strongly resisted at the time. It feels as if we are now having the same argument over admitting candidates from under-represented backgrounds. Alan Rusbridger became Principal in 2015 after stepping down as Editor-in-Chief at The Guardian. Professor Christine Gerrard, current Vice-Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, will act as interim Principal once Alan Rusbridger steps down at the end of September 2021. In an email sent to LMH students, Rusbridger said “She [Professor Gerrard] embodies the values of the College and will continue to further establish LMH’s reputation for academic excellence, diversity and inclusion. She and I will be working closely to ensure a seamless transition when I leave.” Professor Gerrard will hold the position from October 1st 2021 until September 2022. Dr Fiona Spensley will act as Vice-Principal while the election for the next Principal is held. “LMH has been fortunate to enjoy a period of strong and visionary leadership and we will be looking to build upon Alan’s achievements.”last_img read more

Hillberry Music Festival Announces Initial 2019 Lineup: Railroad Earth, Del McCoury, Billy Strings, More

first_imgThe Hillberry Music Festival, also known as “Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Music Festival”, is set to return to Eureka Springs, Arkansas this fall for four days and nights of music on Oct. 10th-13th. On Tuesday, event organizers shared the initial part of their 2019 performer lineup, which is led by Railroad Earth, who will play two sets, and the Del McCoury Band.Related: Railroad Earth Offers Heartfelt Tribute To The Late, Great Andy Goessling At Harvest Moon FestivalThe list of artist shared by Hillberry organizers on Tuesday afternoon also includes Billy Strings, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, the Jon Stickley Trio, and Handmade Moments, who will also play two sets. The list is rounded out by Arkansauce, Friends of the Phamily, and Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. More artists are expected to be announced between now and the fall when the event takes place.The four-day festival takes place at the picturesque area of land in northern Arkansas known as “The Farm,” located along the borders of the Mark Twain national forest in the Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs. Fans can head to the festival website for general information and ticket options.last_img read more

Dembele not ready for Juve

first_imgAccording to L’Equipe, Ousmane Dembele, has no intention of leaving Barcelona, even if Juventus did make an approach. The 23-year-old wide attacker made a massive €125m transfer from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, but had a serious injury and made only nine competitive appearances this season, scoring one goal. Dembele had been mentioned as a potential part of the exchange deal bringing Miralem Pjanic to Camp Nou, after Arthur Melo rejected the switch.Advertisement Loading…center_img However, L’Equipe claim this evening that his agent does not see any move away from Barcelona this summer. read also:Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit At the same time, the representative intimated that Juventus had ‘courted’ Dembele. This would be the second Barcelona player who is refusing to join Juve as part of an exchange for Pjanic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

American Taylor retains Olympic triple jump gold

first_imgBy Jack Stubbs in Rio de JaneiroRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Christian Taylor of the United States retained his Olympic men’s triple jump title yesterday, recording the longest jump of the year to claim the podium top spot.Taylor, the defending Olympic and world champion, made his mark of 17.86 metres with his first jump, staking a claim for the gold medal that his rivals were unable to match.His American teammate Will Claye took silver and China’s Dong Bin went home with bronze after they recorded 17.76 and 17.58 respectively, also at their first attempts.“The job is done,” Taylor told reporters. “I never thought on my first jump that would be the gold medal.“I wanted it so much. It came together, the stars aligned.”In what soon developed into a predictable tussle for silver and gold from within the U.S. team, the rest of the field in Rio fell behind to join the spectators watching Taylor and Claye re-enact their Olympic duel from London four years ago.“It’s just who executes better on that day. We’re equally talented,” Claye said. “We’re all beatable. I just have to come back and get my win next time.”A notable absentee was world silver medallist Pedro Pablo Pichardo of Cuba, who would have been a challenger for the gold, having posted several marks at 18 metres and further in 2015.The 23-year-old has reportedly struggled with an ankle injury and opted not to jump in Rio, smoothing the way for Taylor.`Taylor’s road to Rio has been a rocky one after a worsening knee injury forced him to switch his take-off leg following his 2012 Olympic triumph, a radical move in one of the most technically challenging events in athletics.After a “game-changing” 2015, the 26-year-old was once again clearing the 18-metre mark, making a jump of 18.21 metres at the Beijing world championships to claim second place in the all-time list behind Briton Jonathan Edwards’ 1995 world record of 18.29.Speaking before the Games, Taylor had said the world record was within his sights but his winning mark yesterday fell more than 40 cm short.“I wanted the world record but it wasn’t to be,” he said. “Now the fire burns even stronger because I know it’s in the tank.”last_img

SCA clarifies its new attendance policy

first_img“There needs to be more communication from the administration to the student body whenever they’re going to implement a new policy,” Murphy said. “There needs to be more opportunity for students to give feedback on administration.” Isaacs said the way the policy had been worded led to confusion, with students thinking they would no longer have excused absences. However, Isaacs said  students will be allowed two unexcused absences in addition to excused absences.  Murphy said the administration should listen to student voices before implementing policies in order to strengthen communication and enhance transparency within the administration. Isaacs said that as soon as he heard student feedback about the policy, he realized the miscommunication that had taken place and decided to rewrite the policy.  Roma Murphy, a senior majoring in writing for screen and television, said none of her professors had mentioned the change or updated their syllabuses with the new policy. She also said she thinks the attendance policy changes should be addressed to the student body. “We voted on it as a full-time faculty back in November,” Isaacs said. “We had discussed opening up the idea of allowing for an extra unexcused absence and then letting the students know the line that we would allow in terms of them not having to account for their coming to class.” Isaacs explained the reasoning behind the policy was to allow students to miss class without having to submit excuse notes.  “We were trying to make it a little more flexible — where we went wrong was not putting in the exceptions,” Isaacs said. “If you had an emergency, a family emergency, certainly a health or an emotional issue, religious holiday — all of those kinds of things are, of course, going to be allowed.”  The previous version of the attendance policy stated the department would no longer distinguish between excused and unexcused absences starting this semester. Beyond the first two absences, each missed class lowers students’ course grades by 10%, and two late arrivals count as one full absence.  In the past policy no unexcused absences were allowed.  center_img “It’s not meant to be punishing,” Isaacs said. “It’s meant to allow them a little more freedom and the idea that there are exceptions beyond the two unexcused absences.”  SCA students drafted an official complaint to the administration last month stating that the attendance policy was harmful to students’ physical and mental well-being in a department as competitive as SCA.  The clarified policy was emailed to professors Wednesday so they could update their syllabuses and inform their students of the changes. However, multiple students told the Daily Trojan they had not been made aware of the clarification. “In an environment as high-stress as SCA, in which students work full-time jobs on top of taking full courseloads, it is imperative that students have the chance to rest,” the letter read. “Of course, it would be optimal if that time of rest did not have to come during class hours, but students should be free to take that time if necessary, as we discussed in the memorial meeting last semester.”  The new policy states that absence exceptions will be made for religious holidays and DSP accommodations. It also states that students can get instructor approval to miss class for medical and family emergencies and to accommodate personal well-being needs.  In response to student complaints regarding the new attendance policy, the department made changes Wednesday to clarify that excused absences could be used in exceptional situations such as family emergencies, the Acting Chair of the School of Cinematic Arts’ John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television David Isaacs said. “The updated version of the policy needs to be sent to the student body as a whole,” Murphy said. “Students don’t have the information with which they can advocate for themselves.”last_img read more