OU murder suspect charged

Andrew Warren, a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, has been charged with first degree murder in the US for his involvement in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, a 26 year old hairstylist. He is charged alongside Wyndham Lathem, former professor of Northwestern University in Chicago. The results of a post-mortem examination, announced last Friday, […]

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Somerville College JCR badly damaged

A large amount of damage was done to Somerville College last week when on Thursday night, a group of individuals vandalised the JCR. Damaged items included the JCR’s new table tennis table whilst litter and alcohol covered large parts of the room. JCR President, Louis Mercier, cleaned the JCR himself after scouts threatened a fine […]

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Somerville JCR in move for Liverpool star

Somerville College JCR has passed a motion authorising an attempt to sign exiled Liverpool left back José Enrique on loan following the opening of the Premier League emergency loan window this week. The reasoning for the motion acknowledged that the Somerville Men’s Football Team, despite performing well recently had serious defensive problems, conceding 15 goals in their previous 6 […]

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Somerville College condemns culture of harassment

Students at Somerville College have expressed their “outrage” following reports of sexual harassment and threatening behaviour on campus. Somerville Principal Alice Prochaska emailed students on Friday highlighting a number of incidents over previous months that have caused members of the College to feel “threatened, intimidated, or simply uncomfortable”. Incidents included jokes about rape being overheard […]

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“Terrific” Somerville team lose out on Uni Challenge title

The team from Somerville has been pipped at the post in the grand final of TV quiz show University Challenge, ending on 135 points to Trinity College, Cambridge’s 240. Host Jeremy Paxman said at the end of the show that both sides were “terrific teams”, and author Jeanette Winterson – who presented the trophy to […]

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Somerville hit by vomit scandal

Somerville has been hit by a third vomit scandal in six months after “worrisome reports about the behaviour at Half-way Hall”. Sick was found at locations around the college, including residential buildings. Some members of the JCR’s Executive Committee received fines of £10 each, while cleaning costs are being split equally between JCR members who […]

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Stephen Fry jumps on Somerville Uni Challenge bandwagon

Stephen Fry has publicly expressed his fondness for the captain of the Somerville University Challenge team, following the college’s quarter-final victory this week. In a tweet sent after the contest was broadcast, Fry said: “Somerville’s captain Davies is delightful.” Michael Davies, a third-year PPE student, captained the team to victory over Southampton University in a […]

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Students sleep while Somerville “burns”

Students at Somerville are being punished for an unsatisfactory response to an early morning fire drill by having to repeat the drill until every single student completes it properly. In a recent email, the decanal office at Somerville criticised the response of members of the JCR. The Dean pointed out that some students had remained […]

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Dreams of Somerville PPEist oligarchy quashed

Somerville students this week attempted to create a JCR “upper house” of PPEists. The proposal anticipated that all motions put forward at JCR meetings would have to be passed by the PPEists present. Proposer Eve McQuillan argued that Somerville has a “fantastic resource – 30ish students of Philosophy, Politics and Economics”. She stated that “everyone […]

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Partygoers fined by ‘meanie’ authorities

A group of students behind an “excessive” Halloween party in a Somerville accommodation block have admitted responsibility after the college threatened to fine all residents. An email to students from Dr Annie Sutherland, the college’s Dean, said “several college rules were broken” and “complaints from other students as well as fellows” were received after the […]

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