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Cambridge ‘haemorrhaging millions of pounds a month’ on £1 billion building project

timeshighereducation.com — The University of Cambridge's £1 billion North West Cambridge development is "haemorrhaging millions of pounds a month", a member of the institution's council has suggested as academics debated a projected overspend.
Nov 13, 2015

RT @timeshighered: Cambridge ‘haemorrhaging millions of pounds a month’ on £1 billion building project: owl.li/2bwg37

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’

timeshighereducation.com — The finances of English universities are "weakening", with the future trend towards lower surpluses and record borrowing "unsustainable", according to England's funding council. Operating surpluses across higher education institutions are forecast to fall from 3.9 per cent of total income in 2014-15 to 2.4 per cent in 2015-16 and 2016-17, says a Higher Education Funding Council for England report published today.
Nov 11, 2015

RT @Phil_Baty: Are UK universities too dependent on overseas students for their survival? Hefce warning: timeshighereducation.com/news/english-u… pic.twitter.com/tvSkf73R0N

King’s College London institute brings academia closer to policy

timeshighereducation.com — Depending on what you think of how the country has been run in recent years, it might sound like a dream line-up of policy expertise: former Labour ministers Charles Clarke and Margaret Hodge, former Conservative universities and science minister David Willetts, and the permanent secretary to the Treasury, Sir Nicholas Macpherson.
Oct 15, 2015

King’s College London institute brings academia closer to policy | Times Higher Education timeshighereducation.com/news/kings-col…

Student voters had ‘less impact than expected’ on general election

timeshighereducation.com — Students had less impact on the outcome of this year's UK general election than expected, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute. The "most striking example" was in Loughborough, where Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, won the 16th biggest increase in the Conservative vote despite being vulnerable to an average pro-Labour swing in the student-heavy constituency, Hepi says.
Oct 15, 2015

RT @philipjcowley: Students had less impact on the election than expected says shock new report. Who'd have guessed that? timeshighereducation.com/news/student-v…

Fumbles, penalties hurt Collinsville

times-journal.com — Fumbles and penalties cost Collinsville in their opening game of the season Thursday night. The Panthers had six fumbles and lost three of them in a 33-26 loss to rival and Class 1A No. 6 Cedar Bluff. They also had six penalties for 65 yards.

Cambridge v-c ‘would be concerned about increases in fees’

timeshighereducation.com — The University of Cambridge can fund its undergraduate education under the current £9,000 fee system thanks to the performance of its investments and would be "concerned about increases in fees" as a threat to student access, according to its vice-chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.
Sep 22, 2015

RT @JG_THE: @faisalislam Cambridge vice-chancellor told us last week he loathed idea of "Oxbridge" - a "complete mythology"... timeshighereducation.com/news/cambridge…

Vince Cable: Tories admit their overseas student policy ‘damages UK’

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Nearly all Conservative ministers privately concede that their policy on overseas students is "seriously damaging" to universities and the UK economy, according to former business secretary Vince Cable. The claim comes in a book by Dr Cable to be published this week, titled After the Storm: the World Economy and Britain's Economic Future.
Sep 15, 2015

RT @JG_THE: Cameron cannot move Theresa May ‘an inch’ - Vince Cable on 'damaging' overseas student policy timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/vince-cab… via @timeshighered

Jordan Burroughs wins world wrestling championship in impressive fashion

usatoday.com — LAS VEGAS - Jordan Burroughs, the reigning Olympic wrestling champion at 74 kilograms, is now a gold medal winner at the world championships for the third time. The 27-year-old New Jersey native claimed his latest world title in impressive fashion, downing Mongolia's Unurbat Purevjav by technical fall in the final match of the United World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.
Sep 13, 2015

Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) is one of the best athletes I've ever seen. My recap of his day: usatoday.com/story/sports/o… @USAWrestling

Sep 13, 2015

RT @alliseeisgold: Jordan Burroughs wins world wrestling championship in impressive fashion usat.ly/1F5U404 via @USATODAY

News blog: what the Labour leadership race means for HE

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Is Her Majesty's Official Opposition shortly to be led by a man whose policies are (Breton) capped by a pledge to scrap tuition fees and reintroduce student maintenance grants at a cost of £10 billion a year?

‘Global reputation’ at risk if spending review hits higher education, warns UUK

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Universities UK has warned the government that "misplaced or mistimed" funding cuts could "put at risk the global reputation of our universities", as spending review talks include a focus on the question of whether the seven research councils could be merged.
Sep 10, 2015

Seems we are now in centralise phase of eternal cycle of govt reorg. Expect claims we should decentralise in 10 yrs timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/global-re…

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Nov 28, 2015

Apparently, Akiyama has a show in South Korea based largely around his daughter's life. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/V3iy6n5rkR

Nov 28, 2015

Wow. @TheDomTSteele was this damn happy BEFORE he knew he won $50,000. Awesome. @kenshathaway on the interview. bit.ly/1MLiQ64

Nov 28, 2015

@baaaju Yes. Waiting for it to begin right now.

Nov 28, 2015

UFC Fight Night 79 results: Benson Henderson def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) bit.ly/1MWeY01

Nov 28, 2015

Henderson wrenching the body up so Masvidal’s hand is no longer down. Brilliant.

Nov 28, 2015

@JeRattoni Nice! Unfortunately, they don’t let us roam very far from our assigned seat. Will be having a cold beer later though!

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