Dons alarmed by Indian president candidate

Three Oxford professors have signed a letter raising concern over the candidacy of Narendra Modi in the Indian general election.  The letter, which was published in last week’s Independent, drew signatures from a total of 75 professors at universities across the UK. Narendra Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), currently stands as favourite to […]

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Banerjee elected Union President

Mayank Banerjee has been elected President of the Oxford Union in a record-turnout election. Banerjee, a second year at St John’s, defeated Trinitarian Crawford Jamieson by 265 votes. The contest was the first opposed presidential election in over a year. Also elected was Lisa Wehden, Worcester, who defeated Rupert Cunningham, Christ Church, 823 to 349 […]

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OxStu grills OUSU candidates

The OxStu interviews the OUSU presidential candidates ahead of the university-wide elections in 6th week.   Alex Bartram (Balliol) “Students think that the Student Union doesn’t do anything directly for them, and that’s why I’m running. I want to change that,” exclaims Balliol’s JCR President and OUSU presidential candidate Alex Bartram. Bartram is happy to go […]

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Townsend Presidency marred by “serious concerns”

A damning report published by OUSU’s Scrutiny Committee has highlighted “serious concerns” regarding David J Townsend’s  Presidency, which comes to an end this term. According to the report Townsend’s conduct has “often been aggressive and rude” and notes that the Sabbatical team have raised concerns about “the way [Townsend] conducts himself with respect to them..” […]

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Let slip the hacks of OUSU!

On 13 November, voting will open for OUSU President, Vice-Presidents and other representatives. This year has two candidates for the top position – Tom Rutland, finalist in PPE at Jesus, and Izzy Westbury, in her 4th year at Oxford, studying physiological sciences at Hertford. Following results showing that OUSU is the least popular student union […]

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