Societies, academics and students condemn Schwarzman donation

An open letter condemning the university’s decision to accept a £150 million grant from Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chair-man of multinational investment firm Blackstone, has attracted nearly a hundred signatures from numerous Oxford stakeholders. The university has accepted the do-nation in order to fund the building of a new “Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities”. […]

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Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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Oxford alumnus slams University in open letter to Vice Chancellor

An alumnus of Oxford University has published an open letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Louise Richardson, fiercely criticising the University’s past cooperation with, and acceptance of philanthropy from, controversial Russian oligarchs such as Len Blavatnik and Mikhail Fridman, with the former’s firm Amediateka implicated for links to offshore businesses in the Panama […]

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