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Martin Luther King legacy written in stone

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Marking 50 years since the visit of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. to Newcastle upon Tyne, Freedom City 2017 celebrated the honorary degree awarded to him by Newcastle University in...

University Challenge team reaches semi-finals

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The Newcastle team in University Challenge has been knocked out of the competition after being beaten by Merton College, Oxford, following an impressive performance throughout the...

UCU Strike latest: Members vote to end strikes

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UCU members have voted to bring months of industrial action and uncertainty to a close after voting to accept the terms set out by the UUK, as they continue to propose pension...

Teaching will go ahead after Easter break

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Planned strike action scheduled to take place in the two weeks following the Easter break will not go ahead. In an e-mail circulated to all students, Vice Chancellor Professor...

Chaos in the Chair of Council debate

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This year there are three candidates running for the position of Chair of Council at NUSU: Adam Warner, Ze Wang and Haaris Qureshi. A debate amongst the candidates took place last...

Durham student dies in incident outside club

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The student died after suffering a ‘serious head injury’ outside a nightclub in the city...

Saving lives with stem cell donation

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Charles Van Lennep, a trainee paediatric doctor from Newcastle, has taken a very practical approach to saving lives by donating his stem cells to give someone in a critical...

Are academic staff helping students cheat?

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A new government-backed report is expected to find that academic staff across the UK are involved in so-called ‘essay mills’, companies that offer academic essays and other...

What’s in store for 2017?

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This year seems to have been a rotten year for Western democracies. Populists and demagogues have made strides forward in Britain, America, France, Italy and elsewhere. Citizens...

Soapboxes

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Comment's home of rants; weird, wonderful, weekly....