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“Absolute shambles”: students prepared to take Ruskin College to court

first_imgStudents are prepared to take Ruskin College court over thedifficulties many faced in trying to obtain their degree results.   At the time, the UCU said in a press release: “UCU iscalling for the immediate reinstatement of Dr Lee Humber and for the boguscharges against Lee to be dropped.” The latest in a series of controversies facing the college, studentsfrom almost every course suffered months of uncertainty after completing theirfinal exams. Speaking to the Oxford Mail, 22-year-old Aaron Miles saidthe college told BA Social and Political Studies students that their resultswould be delayed for “a small amount of time” in July. A rally was organised in April following the suspension ofDr Lee Humber, the UCU’s representative at Ruskin College. A controversial year, Ruskin College faced accusations of“victimisation” following several disciplinary and redundancy threats directedat members of the University and College Union (UCU) earlier this year. A statement from Ruskin College said a “small number ofstudents” final results had been delayed after the resignation of the externalexaminers appointed by the Open University. “New examiners have now beenappointed and final results will be available shortly.” “As it turns out, the results in question have never arrivedand we fear they never will. This is the same for most of the students who leftin 2019.” “We have not been made aware of any students whose places onmasters courses have been affected by delays to marks; in this circumstance wewould expect to be contacted by the relevant institution whereby this mattercould easily be resolved.” Last month, the entire social work department of the collegealso resigned after four tutors were made redundant. “Our students are our primary concern and we have been inregular contact with them over the summer. We will continue to support themmoving forward.”last_img read more

Record 84 Sport Compacts race Tuesday at IMCA Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Fans of the 4-cylinder class will get their money’s worth and then some Tuesday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.A record 84 Mach-1 Sport Compacts race tonight with eight heats and four “B” features setting the field for the 25-lap main event at Boone Speedway.Sport Compacts have been part of the Super Nationals program since 2011; the previous car count record of 64 was established two years ago.Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin are repre­sented.*Also on the night two Super Nationals program is qualifying for both the BSB Manufacturing North­ern SportMod Race of Champions and Stephenville Starter Hobby Stock Race of Champi­ons, a Hobby Stock qualifying feature and two Northern SportMod qualifiers.*Brendon Yamry brings a ton of momentum to his first Super Nationals, after sweeping Mighty Axe Na­tionals features at North Central Speedway.He just won’t get to take advantage of that momentum until the eighth and final Sport Compact heat.“The number of cars is pretty impressive,” said the Holdingford High School freshman, who made the five-hour tow from Rice, Minn. “Making the feature is my first goal but all I really want to do is win it.”He’s got double-digit wins this season, the lion’s share of them at Brainerd.*The Texas tandem of Jeremy Oliver and Wesley Warren are 1-for-2 in their Hobby Stock qualify­ing efforts at Super Nationals.Oliver, from Chilton, saw his Super Nationals luck do a 180 in his third trip to Boone while Warren, from Fairfield, finished mid-pack in his qualifier and will try again Tuesday to make the big show.Mechanical issues put the damper on Oliver’s first two trips north. He’s wielding a 2016 Wild Child car that he’s put in victory lane in eight of 13 starts this season.“That’s pretty awesome,” said Oliver, a regular at Heart O’ Texas who’s pared his racing schedule to spend more time with family. “Qualifying for Super Nationals is priceless because you can bring a fast car here and still not make it.”He spent a good part of Tuesday prepping for Race of Champions qualifying.Points leader in the Charger Chassis Southern Region, Warren also races at HO’T and makes the four-hour tow to run Saturdays at Abilene. He’s won seven times this season and is at Boone for the first time“I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve never seen this many cars,” he said. “I’ve never been in a race with that many cars.”Warren won’t make any significant changes on his car in before his Tuesday qualifying heat.“We’ll keep the same setup,” he said. “The car has been running good so we’re pretty close. I’ve just got to keep it straight.”*Matt Petrzelka’s ride was voted the best looking Northern SportMod.Along with a trophy, he received a $200 cash award from Golden Empire Towing.*Top two drivers from each of five heats advance to Saturdays race of champions for the Northern SportMods. Erik Laudenschlager and Cory Rose – both in the law enforcement field – drew the front row starts during the fan zone program.Completing the field from third to 10th starting will be Nick Meyer, Bryan Herrick, Clint Luellen, Danny Dvorak, Doug Smith, Benjamin Schultze, Jesse Skalicky and Jim Gillenwater.Brandon Nielsen showed the high card and will start on the pole of the Hobby Stock RoC. Trevor Holm takes the green from outside the front row.Third through 10th starting are Chanse Hollatz, Jason Wilkinson, Daniel Smith, Jeff Ware, Eric Stanton, Corey Madden, Justin Luinenburg and Benji Irvine.last_img read more