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first_img Similar jobs LinkedIn School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Share Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter Johns Hopkins University Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant The Department ofOphthalmology is seeking anOphthalmic TechnicianAssistantto work under close supervision andinstruction, will learn to assist the Ophthalmologist with patientcare by performing ophthalmic testing as outlinedbelow.Specific Duties andResponsibilitiesObtain andconcisely record an accurate patient history toinclude:ChiefcomplaintPast ocularhistoryFamilyhistorySystemicillnessesMedicationsAllergies and drugreactionsSocialhistoryPerform basictesting to include but not limitedto:Measure visual acuity atdistance and near utilizing test appropriate for age and education,andrecordsaccurately.Perform pinhole testing whenindicated.Perform and record contrastsensitivity.Perform Ishihara or HRRcolor vision testing.Accurately measure andrecord current lens power with a lensometer.Perform and recordexophthalmometry.Perform and record Amslergrid.Perform and record Schirmertesting.Evaluate pupillaryreactions, including afferent pupillary defect.Estimate anterior chamberdepth.Able to properlyoperate common non-automated and automated ophthalmic equipmentincluding,but not limitedto:IOL Master, Orb-scan, brightfield acuity testing (BAT), potential acuity meter (PAM),autorefractor, corneal pachymetry, Humphrey visual field, Goldmannvisual field, OCT, HRT, Lenstar.PatientServices:Apply proper oculardressings and shields.Follow divisional protocolsfor eye drop instillation, including cycloplegics and topicalanesthetics.Properly instill eyedrops.Label newly opened bottleswith expiration dates.Understand the indications /contraindications for use in dilation,Measure interpupillarydistances, evaluate spectacle fit.Properly assist physicallyor visually disabled patients.Adhere to regulationsregarding drug samples and drug sample logs.BasicTonometry:Perform accurate Goldmannapplanation tonometry and properly disinfect thetonometer.Perform accurate Tono-pentonometry and properly disinfect and store thetonometer.Perform accurate Eye Caretonometry.Understand the principals ofscleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocularpressure.InstrumentMaintenance:Perform routine instrumentmaintenance on all ophthalmic equipment.Stock examination rooms inassigned area and ensure medication expiration dates arecurrent.Disinfect and maintainexamination rooms.General MedicalKnowledge:Understand basic ocularanatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases andocularemergencies.Understand and practice thefundamentals of microbial control.Must complete currentlyrequired JHMI courses, such as:Self learning educationalpacketsHIPAAregulationsConflict ofInterestComplete Annual Reviewpaperwork in a timely manner.Complete training insoftware such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab,AllscriptsAssist physician chair sideas a scribePossibleAdditional Duties andResponsibilities:Surgical assisting withminor outpatient procedures; basic instrumentcare.Perform basic slit lampevaluation of anterior chamber depth.Measure axial length withA-scan biometry.Perform protocolrefractometry or other testing for clinicaltrials.Instruct patients in contactlens care, insertion and removal.Neuro-physiologic testingincluding electroretinogram (ERG), Multi-focalelectroretinogram(MFERG),visual evoked potential(VEP), Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO)Other dutiesthat may be assigned.MinimumQualifications:Minimum of a High Schooldiploma or General Education Degree.Must obtain CertifiedOphthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied HealthPersonnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date.Must be CPR Certified. Must maintain certifications while employedat Wilmer. Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result intermination of employment at Wilmer.AdditionalKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Mathematics:ableto add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure,using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, addition and subtractionof positive and negative numbers.Language:ableto comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence. Able tocreate simple correspondence. Able to effectively presentinformation in one-on-one and small group situations to patientsand other employees.Reasoning:Ableto comprehend and execute instructions. Able to manage situationswith more than one variable.AdditionalSkills:Familiarity with theoperation of computers.Familiarity with ophthalmicand general medical terminology.Ability to enter informationinto the computer systemTechnicalQualifications or SpecializedCertifications:Must obtain CertifiedOphthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on AlliedHealthPersonnel in Ophthalmology(JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date.Must maintain certificationwhile employed at Wilmer.Failure to obtain/maintaincertification might result in termination of employment atWilmer.PhysicalRequirements:Must be able to remain instationary position for 50% of the time.Ability to move about toescort patients to the exam rooms and different departments, gatherandreplace supplies, and stockrooms.Constantly positions self toadjust ophthalmic equipment in order to performexams.Ability to manipulateextremely small objects.The person in this positionfrequently communicates with patients .Must be able toexchangeaccurate information inthese situations.Ability to safely utilizevarious types of Ophthalmic Equipment to directly contact thepatients eye.Occasionally lifts andtransports supplies up to 20 lbs.Ability to concentrate oninstruments and other visual stimuli.Observation of and rapidreaction to changeable situations.WorkingConditions:Must have reliable transportation to be able totravel between all Wilmer sites.Classified Title:Ophthalmic Technician AssistantWorking Title: CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRO40/E/02/CDStarting Salary Range:$16.26 -$22.35/Hour;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pmExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:School of Medicine, East BaltimoreCampusDepartment Name:Ophthalmology ResidencyServicePersonnel Area:School ofMedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: You need to sign in or create an account to save More searches like this Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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A disorientating dialogue

first_imgCandice Breitz: Re-animations Candice Breitz’s installation, ‘Double Karen’ consists of two televisions facing each other in a stairway, one in front of you, the other behind as you rise. The former TV loops those moments in the Carpenters’ ‘Close to You’ in which Karen Carpenter sings “me”; the latter loops Karen singing “you” from the same song. Similarly, ‘Double Olivia’ is two TVs facing each other, in which loops of Olivia Newton–John singing “I”, “my”, “mine” and “you” from ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ are played. Such use of personal pronouns lends the installations a stange potency. While the viewer stands within hearing of both “I” and “you”, it is impossible to view both screens simultaneously, and yet both screens continue to call to the viewer in the middle, unsure which way to turn. The rest of Breitz’s five installations do not work as well. ‘Diorama’ is a reconstruction of a sitting room with nine screens arranged about the room, with each screen looping one of nine characters from the TV series Dallas saying a phrase, for example, “But what about love…?”. It is undoubtedly sensational; the arrangement of the sets again leaves the viewer disorientated while the volume is also disorientatingly loud, but the intimacy and the involvement of the ‘Double Karen’ and ‘Double Olivia’ installations is lacking. In an essay on Breitz’s work, Jennifer Allen compares her work to the “experiments” of Arnulf Rainer. Breitz’s work is indeed experimental as a scientific study might be experimental. Though visually striking, the impression as a whole left me questioning what exactly we can classify as art.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

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Birthday bash clashes with Cuppers chaos

first_imgFour days, forty shows and almost four hundred freshers: it sounds like a recipe for chaos, but this is the Drama Festival 2005. Even an Edinburgh Fringe theatre couldn’t compete with these numbers. Maybe this is just because the Cuppers shows are half the length of a Fringe show, or maybe this is because OUDS has exactly double the amount of experience, being one hundred and twenty years old this year.After less than five weeks of preparation time, the results are often dazzling, which is impressive considering that the participants didn’t even know each other a few weeks back. The freshers-only teams from almost thirty Oxford colleges take to the stage at the Burton Taylor Theatre from Ttuesday to Friday of sixth week. OUDSuds appoints ten differentjudges a day to judge the first heat of the competition and from the original forty-odd entries, ten shows are selected to go through to the final round on Ssaturday. The teams are effectively given free range to play around with their performance, lighting, sound, props and costume (while under the watchful eye of TAtaFF and within a fifty pound budget) as a sort of crash course in Oxford theatre. This certainly makes for a colourful array of different shows, with last year’s offerings including one-man shows, musicals, dance interpretations, devised pieces and one group from Balliol even squeezed a cast of forty onto the cosy Burton Taylor stage in a rendition of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wwood.After the sweat and tears of the first round, the creme de la creme (at least in the opinion of the judges) are selected to perform in the Best of performance at the O’Rreilly on Wednesday of seventh week. This year, the week will be rounded off in style when on Ssunday of seventh week, OUDS celebrates its 120th anniversary with a dinner party at The Rrandolph Hhotel. This will precede a post-Ccuppers party and mock-Oscars award ceremony, where winners will be showered in champagne, with prizes ranging from Best New Wwriting to the Sspirit of award.Cuppers combats the two most notorious student problems: being strapped for time and equally strapped for cash. There is no excuse not to make a trip down to the Burton Ttaylor since it is just £1 a show and each one is shorter than an episode of Neighbours (and the standard of actingis undoubtedly infinitely higher). Last week, the Ssinger in the Ccaucasian Cchalk Ccircle declared his story was to last “two hours”. “Ccouldn’t you shorten it?” the Expert asks hopefully, to which the Ssinger defiantly refuses. Iif the was in Ccuppers he wouldn’t have such licence – firstly, he would have to be a much better timekeeper, and secondly he would have to shorten his story to half an hour. Hhaving had some sneak previews in the technical rehearsals last week, Ii can safely say that the unwavering variety and energy of this year’s shows will certainly keep you entertained, from scantily-clad dancers through to experimental devised pieces sure to titillate, excite, and a raise a few eyebrows. OUDS can claim to be one of the oldest university dramatic societies in Britain, and certainly the one with the longest legacy. Over the last hundred and twenty years, we have moved from an exclusive, members-only club to an inclusive society where anyone can come to try out their dramatic talents, and encapsulates this spirit. Over the decades, we have spawned such glittering alumni as Hhugh Grant, Ddudley Moore and Michael Ppalin, and perhaps the stars of the future lie somewhere in the whirl of drama activity taking place at Ccuppers this year. The full programme of events can be found outside the BT or on the website, so head on down and check out the talent.ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005last_img read more

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Pensioner dies after city centre row

first_imgA pensioner has died after being knocked to the ground in Oxford city centre. Two women were arguing outside the British Home Stores outlet on Queen Street when they accidentally pushed over the 74-year-old.The woman was taken to the John Radcliffe infirmary to be treated for head injuries after the incident on Monday afternoon. Her condition deteriorated overnight and she died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.A 35-year-old woman is being held in police custody in relation to the incident. Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.last_img read more

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Over £1000 of goods stolen from Wadham

first_imgThe college librarian has since sent an email to all students warning them not to leave their laptops unattended.The second year added, “the library staff now go round the library at regular intervals and note unattended laptops. They found nine the other day and put notes on them to warn the owners not to leave them. They are also investigating other ways to keep them safe.”Another student had her laptop and digital camera stolen from her room on the evening of the 1st of February.The student in question had left her room door unlocked and return to find her possessions had vanished.One first year linguist suggested that members of Wadham were too trusting, “people will often hold the door open for people they don’t know. The other day I gave astaircase code to someone I’d never met before – they looked like a student butin retrospect it was a silly thing to do.Wadham is a large college with lots of students living out, so it’s impossible to be able to recognise everyone. You don’t want to shut the door in someone’s face because it’s rude and they almost certainly have the right to be there – but sometimes they don’t.”The second year stressed the need for caution, “everyone thinks we are in a nice little bubble but we are in the middle of the city with a high crime rate. Anyone can walk into college.”Thames Valley Police are cooperating with college authorities as part of their investigation. But they urged students to stay aware of dangers, lock doors and windows and be vigilant on behalf of others.College authorities are studying CCTV footage in the hope of identifying the burglars. The police are also investigating the incidents.The college declined to comment on the burglaries or their security arrangements. Wadham College has been hit by a spate of thefts this week, with over £1,000 worth of goods stolen from students.One finalist had his camera, mp3 player and sunglasses taken from his room on the 28th of January.The door to his first floor room was locked, leading police to conclude that the thief must have entered through an unlatched window, accessible from a nearby ledge.But he said that the burglar had only taken items from one particular drawer, leaving him puzzled and unaware of the theft for some time.He said, “they left the rest of the room completely untouched and there were no signs that anyone had been in there.“I reported it to the college and one of porters called me later to check on details but apart from that I haven’t heard anything.”He was critical of college security, suggesting that, “a little bit of maintenance needs to be done” to improve it.A second year English student had her mobile stolen on 29th January. She said, “I spoke to the Dean, the porters and the police. The Dean was at first rather blasé, saying these things happen and students have to look after their property.“The head porter called me into his office yesterday though, sat me down, and wrote down a statement from me, word for word. It took bloody ages but it was worth it. It was automatically sent to the police for me.”Another student, Victoria Lupton, had her laptop stolen from the college library at lunchtime on 26th January.She admitted that people could be careless when leaving equipment around college saying, “people in Wadham are very lax about their possessions because everyone’s so trusting.“You have to use a Bod card to get into the library and there’s a lot of people around so people are happy to leave their laptops there. But it’s really easy to get into the college and the library by following someone.”She suggested that attitudes were changing but criticised the official response to her theft, “people are getting a lot more conscious about security, especially with their laptops. But the police weren’t very proactive; they didn’t even come and talk to me about it.”last_img read more

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Barclay banks OUSU Presidency

first_imgDaniel Lowe said of his election for VP Charities and Communities, “I’m incredibly happy that I managed to get elected when I had no campaign team and I had some very, very committed activists. I had no campaign manager, I’ve never run a contested election before, I’m incredibly shocked I managed to win.”The two-week campaign was marred by a series of fines imposed by the returning officer Oliver Linch for breaches of OUSU campaign rules. Jake Leeper’s campaign was fined eleven times and was ordered to pay a total of £82.25, including one fine of £10 for unauthorised election material. The Barclay campaign received three fines, amounting to £7.95. In one case, Barclay’s team was forced to pay a penalty of £2.50 after Barclay’s girlfriend, a Durham University student, posted a Facebook status urging people to vote for her boyfriend.The “Another Education Is Possible” slate faced a delay in launching their campaign after difficulties with poster printing. There was some confusion with stamping the posters, but Ben Kindler, candidate for International Students Officer said he felt his campaign was unaffected but the hold-up.Though both Presidential candidates campaigned under the promise to make OUSU relevant to the student body, Barclay has a big task to make this a reality.A Christ Church first year said she had no idea about what OUSU does. “I don’t know what OUSU actually does for me individually, I don’t know enough about the people involved. I could find out, but it’s not pinned up in front of my face.”A Hertford student added, “It’s quite important that we get represented to the NUS because that’s our main body, especially because of tuition fees going up, we need someone or some people to look after our interests. People aren’t interested because of the press it gets that it’s inefficient and doesn’t really do anything, but if that changed people would be interested.“Hertford recently voted to stay affiliated by quite a large margin so people want it to be better and really want to get involved.”Another student said, “It’s important that they’re a student governing body that represents who we are and protects basic rights of students to improve the standard of living.”One St Catz first year added, “I’ve not had much experience with OUSU and our JCR Committee seem to do everything for us. OUSU is not that present in our daily lives I guess. I don’t even know what they are responsible for.”Hertford’s husts were cancelled due to lack of interest.Sarah Burton, OUSU rep at Herford said, “I think this reflects the general indifference towards OUSU at Hertford at the moment. In a JCR meeting a week ago we came very close to disaffiliating. As OUSU rep for the last year I have been aware that Hertford JCR feels very disconnected to OUSU and has no idea, or little interest in, what they actually do.”However, many students interviewed by Cherwell felt that OUSU had an important role to play, but hadn’t yet filled its potential. One student commented, “I think the elections are quite important, but obviously there are a lot of problems with OUSU and it’s not representing the students as well as it should.”Lukas Wallrich at Merton added, “I think engaging students more into OUSU affairs should be a core task of those newly elected – including all OUSU reps.” David Barclay was elected the President of Oxford University Student Union following a closely fought campaign.1712 people voted for Barclay, whilst Jake Leeper gathered 1133 votes. 123 people wanted to re-open the nomination.2968 people voted in the election, just 15% of those eligible. The turn out was down 22% on last year’s election.Other candidates on Barclay’s slate to be elected were Alex Bulfin, VP Access and Academic Affairs and Katharine Terrell, VP Women. VP Charities and Communities went to the independent candidate Daniel Lowe and Tom Perry will be the next VP welfare.All the unopposed candidates were elected.David Barclay said, “I feel fantastic. I think [what swung] it was the team that we had. We had an incredibly diverse group of people across Oxford working incredibly hard for us and it was only through their efforts that we managed to get people turned out and to get people excited.“The next step is to remember that I have a degree. I have a meeting at 9.15 tomorrow to talk about my thesis. But once that is sorted out the next step is to work hard this year obviously to survive my degree and then start thinking about what we can do next year.”Barclay, who campaigned under the slogan, “Making Oxford work for students”, pledged to create a university-wide discount card, establish a housing fair in the town hall, and lobby the university for new OUSU headquarters in central Oxford.Katharine Terrell, VP for Women-elect said, “I feel really happy. Still a bit weirded out, it doesn’t feel quite real. Absolutely looking forward to getting stuck into the job. I’m just going to talk to a lot of people and make sure I know what I’m doing next year. I’m really excited.”last_img read more

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OUSU supports new approach to access

first_imgA new report has recommended that Oxford radically changes its approach towards socially disadvantaged applicants.For the last few years Oxford has been flagging applicants from non-traditional backgrounds and tracing their progress through the system. Of the 500 flagged candidates from 2010, 100 received offers. However 50 failed to meet the necessary grades and 15 rejected their place.The report, which has been given OUSU’s support, suggests that these two problems could be tackled by bridging provisions and foundation provisions. The former is aimed at supporting potential applicants who are still at secondary school, through the use of mentors. The second proposed solution suggests Oxford could attempt to fix problems of poor education, socio-economic deprivation and the social care system by introducing a foundation course.This course could be a short residential study period or a year-long more traditional foundation scheme. It would provide an entry route into undergraduate courses for students with potential to study at undergraduate level who might not meet grade requirements, bringing them up to the necessary level.Hannah Cusworth, OUSU’s Access Officer, stated her support for the motion, commenting, “As well as being a moral imperative for Oxford to ensure that disadvantaged students have a fair chance of making their offer, it is key we don’t lose potential students from non-traditional backgrounds who could go on to be great students.”JCR President of Univ, Daniel Tomlinson, added, “Bridging support is a really good idea. It’s a way of making candidates from non-traditional backgrounds feel that Oxford wants them.”The report was created by a working group and received some support from Admissions Officers last Michaelmas, although some concerns about logistics were expressed. OUSU supported the motion at its meeting last week, and JCR Executives and other representatives will be consulted early this term.”If the proposal is implemented, it could help the university meet its targets for including students from non-traditional backgrounds. This is a condition of the agreement with the Office for Fair Access which accepted Oxford University raising their fee level to £9,000. Around 150 more flagged students must become Oxford undergraduates by 2016last_img read more

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Pembroke building bridges

first_imgOn Monday 23rd April HRH the Duke of Kent officially opened the new quadrangles and buildings of Pembroke College.The small college, located in the centre of Oxford, has undergone a great transformation after building new student accomodation, seminar and meeting rooms, a multi-purpose auditorium, a purpose-built art gallery, outdoor social spaces and a café. One of the most noteworthy additions is the over-street bridge, the first since the famous Bridge of Sighs. The footbridge passes over Brewer Street and adjoins the two new quads to Chapel Quad. It is the first over-street bridge built in over a century, the last to be constructed was the Bridge of Sighs of Hertford College. Giles Henderson, the Master of Pembroke, released an official statement, “This major extension of our main site will benefit members of Pembroke for years to come, as well as enhancing this area of Oxford for local residents and visitors. This development should be seen as an outward and visible sign of Pembroke’s increasing self-confidence and ambition.” The buildings were designed by architects Berman Guedes Stretton and funded by donations received from over 1,000 different people from more than 40 countries.At the opening the Duke of Kent together with the Master crossed the bridge and attended a ceremony in the brand new Pichette Auditorium where he unveiled a plague signifying the occasion. The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and the Lord Mayor of Oxford were also present.Students are pleased with the result. Rebecca Henshaw, a 1st year student at Pembroke, when asked about the student accomodation, commented, “Yes the rooms are great, hotel-like in that they are clean white and modern with lovely bathrooms and luxuries such as heated towel rails.”She added, “Students were somewhat hidden away from the ceremony but caught glimpses of royalty and many donors for the site yesterday morning. The hall resounded with thunderous applause in response to the opening and the porters seemed to be highly enjoying the ordeal!” David White, Pembroke’s JCR President, was also highly enthusiastic about the recent development, telling Cherwell, “The new buildings are an amazing addition to Pembroke. They represent the realisation of an ambitious vision for the College and they signal a fantastic enhancement of the Pembroke community.”In particular he raved about Pembroke Bridge, commenting, “It’s like the Bridge of Sighs – but just far more modern and far more cool – it connects fabulously the old and the new at Pembroke. It unites the first and second year residents of Pembroke’s main site and makes this landmark development in the College’s history feel natural.”last_img read more

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OUSU electoral candidate asked to stand down

first_imgLauren McKarus was asked to withdraw her candidacy when the realisation was made that visiting students are not currently eligible to vote in or run for positions in OUSU electoral campaigns.It appears that McKarus was only allowed to run for the position of International Student Officer in the first place because Cooper did not realise that she was a visiting student. This is despite the fact that the process of submitting a nomination form involved McKarus presenting her Bod card, an enlarged copy of her Bod card and her manifesto to Cooper, all of which clearly stated that she was a visiting student.McKarus explained, “All [the documents] were accepted by the Returning Officer, Nick Cooper. I was told by him that I was officially a candidate and in the running for International Student’s Officer.“Since then, I have made copies of my manifesto and have distributed them around all of Oxford. I was also involved in the central hustings held at Corpus Christi on Wednesday 13 November (at which Nick Cooper was present) and told the Oxford students that I am a visiting student and presented my manifesto in the time allotted.”However, upon noticing on Monday that she had not received a voter code, as had none of her visiting student friends, McKarus emailed Cooper to discover why. In return, she received a “very apologetic email” which stated that a far greater issue than voter codes was coming to light, and asked her to withdraw her candidacy.As McKarus said in an email to Cherwell, “Not only are visiting students not allowed to vote (hence no codes) but we are also not allowed to run in OUSU elections. In his e-mail he [Cooper] admitted that it was an oversight on his part claiming that he didn’t even think to check if I was an actual student of Oxford because no visiting student has ever tried to run before. After being informed of this, I was asked to withdraw my candidacy.”McKarus has since refused to do so, and her case will be discussed in a Junior Tribunal which will meet to decide her eligibility. She said, “I refused to withdraw my candidacy because I did not believe that I would be honouring the very reasons for which I ran if I backed down for not being considered a “real student” of Oxford and did not stand by my manifesto in that I want to represent ALL international students. “The greater issue here is the lack of University wide representation of visiting students and hopefully this is only the beginning and will spark a change in the involvement and representation of visiting students at Oxford.”Officers at visiting student programmes at Oxford have said that they were unaware that OUSU’s claim to represent “all Oxford students” did not extend to visiting students.Nick Cooper told Cherwell, “We have, to our knowledge, never had a visiting student nominate themselves for election, and although it is indeed on Lauren’s Bod card, it is sometimes possible to miss things when you aren’t explicitly looking for them, which is what happened here.“Our definition of ‘student’ comes from the university’s, and this excludes visiting students because they are not matriculated. I have a duty to make sure the election is properly conducted, and both called a meeting of Junior Tribunal and apologised to Lauren accordingly as soon as I became aware of this problem.“Junior Tribunal will decide whether to remove Lauren from the ballot paper as this is beyond what I am permitted to do at this stage. This restriction will be made clear in next year’s Nominations Pack for candidates, as eligibility for running and voting is subject to the University’s definition of ‘student’.”McKarus, who is originally from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, is studying Politics, Philosophy and Linguistics at Wadham College for this academic year. She decided to stand for the role of International Students Officer two weeks before the election nominees were announced.last_img read more

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Univ apologises over email blunder

first_imgUniv’s Senior Tutor has apologised after college officials emailed the 50 lowest collections results of students to the entire JCR.Dr Anne Knowland, Senior Tutor of the college, said, “We would like to apologise to all students affected by this inadvertent disclosure for any distress this has caused and reassure them that we are investigating exactly how this happened and are determined to make sure this does not happen again. University College takes the treatment of sensitive data very seriously.”The individuals concerned are said to be “mortified” over the incident, according to JCR President Abigail Reeves, who also commented that the college had handles the incident “incredibly well”.The spreadsheet including the week’s collection timetable unintentionally included another tab disclosing the results of students who achieved a 2.2 or below last Michaelmas, along with their name, subject and percentage score. This included the marks of nine engineers and six law students.Another email was later sent out by the same member of staff trying to recall the previous message. It asked Univ students  to “[please] delete the one previously sent out” as “it contained inaccuracies.”Dr Knowland also wanted to remind students that collections do not count towards a student’s final degree but that they play a key role in “identifying problems and give students an opportunity to practise sitting examinations, improve exam techniques, and understand methods of assessment and marking criteria.”Otamere Guobadia, a second-year law student, and whose results were disclosed on the list, said, “I don’t feel as though there’s any pervasive feeling or undercurrent of betrayal. Someone made a mistake, shit happens. I’ve gotten over it. When the story went national, the press seemed to lose the context and value of collections.”Some of the brightest people I know are on that list, and conversely you have people like me. Failing a collection doesn’t make you stupid, and the staff member in question is absolutely lovely and ruthlessly efficient – frankly I feel sorry for her. Lord knows I’ve done far more stupid things.”last_img read more

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