House in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos

first_imgSave this picture!© Ramiro Sosa+ 29 Share Projects Project And Site Management:Arq. Gabriel Biagioni, Arq. Sergio PecorariCollaborators:Arq. Ma. Virginia Aranda, Ramiro Sosa.Structures:Arq. Ma. Virginia Aranda, Ramiro Sosa.City:Santa FeCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaText description provided by the architects. In an area of ​​30 x 30 meters in a closed neighborhood, we were commissioned a weekend house for a family of parents and three children.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaWith a limited budget, the project strategy was conceived in two stages: in the first it works as a house with swimming pool for the day and in the second, with the addition of the bedrooms, to spend full seasons.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe linear layout defines a closed facade to the south toward the street, and an open facade to the north toward the park, enjoying the privacy given by the volume of the house, with the garage-gallery as a place of transition in connection with the BBQ and the kitchen-dining-living space, framing views to a preexisting large oak at the back of the lot. A roof with a single slope gives continuity to the interior space projected to the outside, and allows the drainage of rain from the south and the seasonal fall of leaves and flowers from the trees.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaAn exposed brick wall dilutes the idea of ​​interior-exterior. The walls of the expansion will be built on the footprint of the current stage, and the paint will clear the coupling of both stages. We work with few materials that with simplicity and forcefulness enhance the spatial quality of the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessTicollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014Architecture NewsCritical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize ShortlistArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527045/house-in-los-molinos-biagioni_pecorari-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” House in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos ArchDaily CopyHouses•Santa Fe, Argentina “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527045/house-in-los-molinos-biagioni_pecorari-arquitectos Clipboard Argentina Houses House in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos Year:  2013 Architects: BIAGIONI/PECORARI Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBIAGIONI/PECORARI ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta FeArgentinaPublished on July 21, 2014Cite: “House in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos” [Quinta en Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos] 21 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Manning picked as Person of the Year

first_imgB. ManningBy an overwhelming vote of its online readers, the British newspaper The Guardian has been forced to name U.S. political prisoner Pvt. B. Manning its “Person of the Year.”Daniel Ellsberg, the releaser of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed U.S. lies about the contrived Tonkin Gulf incident used in 1964 to justify U.S. attacks on Vietnam and the massive U.S. occupation, last year said this about Time magazine’s selection of its “Person of the Year”:“The Time Magazine cover gives a protester, an anonymous protester, as ‘Person of the Year,’ but it is possible to put a face and a name to that picture of ‘Person of the Year.’ And the [U.S.] American face that I would put on that is Private Bradley Manning.”Why has Pvt. Manning inspired such support?In April 2010, the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a U.S. military video taken from an “Apache” helicopter in Iraq as it gunned down a dozen civilians, including a Reuters videographer and his driver. A month later, the U.S. Army arrested and jailed Pvt. B. Manning.For more than two and a half years, Manning has been locked up, charged with the capital crimes of espionage and “aiding the enemy.” The “enemy” here consists of the world’s people. The “crime” is the release of thousands of military and State Department documents that made the public aware of human rights abuses, U.S. support of ruthless dictators, government and corporate corruption, and U.S. war crimes.Manning endured months of torture in Kuwait and the brig in Quantico, Va. He was placed in solitary, in a tiny cage, and was often forced to strip naked.Many “establishment” newspapers in the U.S. and Europe, including the New York Times and the Guardian, published excerpts from what was released by WikiLeaks. Nevertheless, none of these bastions of the so-called free press lifted a finger to defend the person accused of providing this information to them.Early in December, the Guardian conducted a survey to choose its “Person of the Year.” The paper’s management made their choice clear — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani 14-year-old who was shot in October because she was waging a campaign for the education of Pakistani girls. The corporate media are trying to use her legitimate campaign in order to justify imperialist intervention in Pakistan and Afghanistan. (See article by Deirdre Griswold, Oct. 17, at workers.org)However, some 70 percent of responders selected Pvt. Manning. Obviously Manning’s stirring courage in the face of overwhelming vilification and harsh treatment has attracted profound support among progressives and people in general here and abroad.Manning exposed U.S. war crimes, which is supposed to be how an honorable soldier should behave, according to the U.S. Army Field Manual and the Nuremberg Principles determining war crimes. To jail and torture Manning obstructs the people’s justice. It is, in fact, itself a war crime.Free Manning now!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Farmers Union Downplays Threat of Trade Retaliation

first_img Previous articleEnergy and RFA Participate in Exploratory Market Development Mission to JapanNext articleNCGA Action App Makes Advocacy Easy Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 21, 2015 SHARE Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Jim-BenhamIndiana Farmers Union (INFU) President Jim Benham called the House bill to repeal the popular Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), “premature and reactionary,” noting that thereremains ample opportunity for the administration, Mexico and Canada to negotiate an acceptable path forward. “The best thing Congress could do is to step aside while the WTO process continues,” said Benham. “As has happened with past disputes, WTO members can work together to find a solution that will work for them,”said Benham.“In this case, such a solution must involve continuation of a meaningful process step – born, raised and slaughtered – labeling requirement. Unfortunately, opponents of consumer labeling laws have jumped on the opportunity to repeal COOL, when instead they should be spending their time and energy focusing on giving consumers information they want,which is a label with the origin of their food,” said Benham.“We need thoughtful leadership, not reactionary legislation,” Benham said. “We urge members to stay off thebill.” Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Facebook Twitter Indiana Farmers Union Downplays Threat of Trade Retaliation All quotes are delayed snapshots Name Sym Last Change Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 SHARE How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Union Downplays Threat of Trade Retaliation Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

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Elections board cancels accreditation of main independent TV station

first_img to go further Follow the news on Georgia News Organisation At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign News July 20, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia October 1, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts News November 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Elections board cancels accreditation of main independent TV station Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today at the decision by Georgia’s national elections board to cancel the accreditation of the country’s only truly independent TV station, Rustavi 2, and stressed that Georgians needed impartial information during the present serious political disturbances.The press freedom organisation said it was also worried about pressure exerted on the station by the board and by several political parties in connection with the 2 November general elections and the political crisis since then. Nine of the 12 electoral board members reportedly voted on 13 November to cancel Rustavi 2’s accreditation for broadcasting a message from the Kmara student movement calling on several board members to stop rigging the election and think of the public. The message warned that they would be arrested and jailed if they persisted. One board member, Givi Komadhidze, demanded on 6 November that the station stop airing the message, noting that Kmara was founded by Zurab Zhvania, leader of the opposition Democrats’ Union, and said the accompanying pictures threatened members of the electoral board. He said he would ask the board to cancel the station’s accreditation if it continued to broadcast the message. The board’s chairwoman, Nana Devdariani, said however that the board had no right to decide what a TV station could or could not broadcast. Three political groups – the Renewal Party, the Industrialists’ Party and the Labour Party – charged on 10 November that Rustavi 2 was responsible for the current political crisis and said they would boycott its journalists. The same day, Rustavi 2 journalist Guram Donadze was set upon by a member of the pro-government coalition, For a New Georgia, as he was trying to find out who President Edvard Shevardnadze was planning to meet at Tbilisi airport. Twelve days after the elections, final official results have not yet been announced by the elections board and thousands of people have demonstrated in support of opposition claims of fraud and demanding Shevardnadze’s resignation. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on 3 November that the election was marred by many irregularities. GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host June 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Local tutoring program Golden Opportunity celebrates 15 years

first_imgThis is a community announcement published on behalf of Golden Opportunity. To submit news releases, email [email protected] “The tutors are opening doors for them,” said Marne Honigbaum, who became the third executive director of Golden Opportunity in July. “The children are discovering things they might not otherwise be exposed to.”All the children in the program, for example, attended the African Cirque Spectacular, an acrobatic show at the State Theatre on Sept. 29, thanks to a donation of 70 tickets from the theatre.One of Honigbaum’s goals this year is to increase the number of students who are tutored from 70 to 80. She would also like to expand the program into the outlying districts in Tompkins County.“I would love to do that, but not right away,” she said. “It’s an idea that I’m hoping to develop with the board.”Another key goal is to strengthen and broaden the organization’s donor base. About 70 percent of the group’s budget is used to pay the tutors an hourly stipend of $23, which only covers the two, one-hour sessions they have with students each week, Honigbaum said.Community Foundation of Tompkins County has been a longstanding supporter of Golden Opportunity, and over the past two years has provided $7,000 in grants to the organization.“All of the money that we have received from donors within Community Foundation is huge,” Honigbaum said. “The Community Foundation has a wide reach with its donor base.”Janet Cotraccia, chief impact officer at Community Foundation, said Golden Opportunity provides much more than tutoring, including mentoring and strengthening family engagement. “Many of the benefits of this tutoring program are in the long-term relationships formed between tutors and students,” she said. “These relationships beautifully match experienced teachers with the curious minds of children, launching them into a lifelong love of learning.”Featured image provided.  ITHACA, N.Y. — It all started when Marty Kaminsky, a retired fourth-grade teacher at Cayuga Heights Elementary, decided to tutor four students who were struggling in school.The students’ families couldn’t afford to hire a tutor, so Kaminsky worked with them at no charge. In 2005, he decided to extend the opportunity to other students in the district and started a nonprofit group, Golden Opportunity, to match tutors with students who were falling behind in reading and math.This year, as Golden Opportunity celebrates its 15th anniversary, the program has grown to 53 tutors working with students from grades two through eight in all the district’s elementary and middle schools. During the school year, the students, who must qualify for free and reduced lunch to be eligible, will receive 4,200 academic support hours, each meeting twice a week with their tutor.“We are an advocate for each child,” said Elizabeth Einstein, who has been a tutor with Golden Opportunity for 10 years. “We’re friends with them. These kids get to trust us after a while and after they get to know us.”The tutors meet with their students’ teachers at the beginning of the year to set goals and are in contact with their parents to keep them appraised of their progress. The tutors, who are primarily retired teachers, also bring snacks and learning materials, and often take their students to cultural events in the community. Your education news is made possible with support from: center_img This article was submitted on behalf of a person or organization in Tompkins County. The Ithaca Voice posts community announcements to provide readers with information directly from local businesses and… More by Community Announcements Community Announcements Tagged: community announcement, Education, golden opportunity, ithaca, tutoring last_img read more

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Chief of Royal Australian Navy Hosts Largest RAN Sea Power Conference to Date

first_img View post tag: chief View post tag: Australian Chief of Royal Australian Navy Hosts Largest RAN Sea Power Conference to Date View post tag: conference View post tag: Navy January 30, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Chief of Royal Australian Navy Hosts Largest RAN Sea Power Conference to Date More than 1000 delegates representing 35 countries, including first time attendee Nigeria, will attend the largest Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sea Power Conference in Sydney from 31 January to 2 February 2012.Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AM CSC RAN, will host nearly 50 flag-rank officers of Chief of Navy level from overseas, or their representative, and more than 25 international and local maritime experts who will speak to the conference theme, ‘The Naval Contribution to National Security and Prosperity.’Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN, Sea Power Conference Director, said the conference, now in its twelfth year, is one of the most significant events on the naval and maritime industry calendar.“It’s an important forum for navies from around the globe to come together and discuss the essential role that the sea plays in a nation’s economic and social prosperity,” Captain Andrew said.“By conference end, all those attending will have a greater understanding of the challenges facing the maritime community in the future, both here in the Asia-Pacific region but also further abroad.”As part of the conference, five RAN ships will be open for delegate tours including the newest amphibious acquisition HMAS Choules, and two frigates, HMA Ships Sydney and Ballarat berthed at Garden Island and two Mine Hunter Coastals HMAS Huon and HMAS Yarra berthed at Cockle Bay.Conference attendees will also be treated to a Sunset Ceremony and Beat to Quarters conducted by the RAN Band and Australian Federation Guard Navy Detachment on 31 January. Members of the public are welcome to watch this spectacular centuries old military tradition on the Darling Harbour foreshore.The RAN Sea Power Conference is an integral part of the biennial Pacific 2012 Maritime Congress, and Exposition, conducted by Maritime Australia Limited, and Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference, hosted by Engineers Australia, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 30, 2012; Image: seapowerconference View post tag: sea View post tag: News by topic View post tag: hosts View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: largest View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Royal View post tag: power View post tag: date Share this articlelast_img read more

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CRWC (Campus Recreation & Wellness Center) Operations Coordinator – (STA006744)

first_imgEEO/AAQualifications :Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year experience.Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-relatedexperience. Provide assistance with daily operations for all recreationfacilities and staff, including maintenance of training andcertification records for operations staff. Responsible forequipment inventory, inspection, and maintenance of recreation andfitness equipment for the Campus Recreation and WellnessCenter. Assists with recruitment, hiring, training, supervision,evaluation, and scheduling of students and staff; coordinate staffonboarding, monthly in-service, staff development and teaminitiatives.Contribute to the development and submission of assessments andevaluations related to student development including technicalskills, student learning outcomes, and leadership.Maintain department database for certification tracking, inservice trainings, emergency drills, university mandatory trainingsand other operations related trainings.Responsible for inspection, inventory, and checkout ofequipment used for programs, maintain equipment database and makerecommendations for equipment replacement; coordinate andadminister planned maintenance, repairs, and replacement; assistwith facility projects, renovations and construction.Provide reports, proposals, and manuals for operations; assistswith the implementation of risk management procedures and ensurecompliance with department policies and procedures; assist withbudget planning and allocations.Responsible for maintenance and operations of audio-visualequipment including sound carts, portable speaker systems, andfacility wide paging and audio system; provide guidance withset-up, facilitation, and assessment of departmental and externalevents.Performs other job-related duties as required.last_img read more

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Administrative Support Assistant II

first_imgClass DescriptionThe purpose of this class is to provide professional leveladministrative support services to assigned department orprogram.Minimum RequirementsHigh school diploma/GED and five years related office experience orAssociate’s Degree and three years related office experience;knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office applications; mustcomplete and pass Microsoft testing modules which includes Word andExcel and demonstrate the ability to type 35 wpm.Class Specific Essential Duties Assist and provide information regarding Continuing EducationBusiness Technology, Administrative Assistant, Health IT andHospitality programs and courses.Produce, track, and reconcile billing for contractcourses.Maintain supplies and inventory for the Continuing Educationprograms at Owings Mills area to include ordering, and P-Cardreconciliation.Research and evaluate issues towards resolution of instructorclassroom and contract issues. This includes referring unresolvedissues to the respective coordinator and/or director.Provide administrative support for the DirectorBusiness/Management, Computers and Health IT.Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned.CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses. Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned.Position Specific Essential Dutiescenter_img Assist and provide information to students, faculty,administrators and the college community.Assist in planning meetings, special events, and with specialprojects.Serve as liaison between department or program and otheroffices or organizations.Research, analyze and process data into college systems.Maintain records and files.Answer, screen and direct telephone calls.Compile reports, documents, forms and correspondence.Create and track check requests, requisitions, work orders andother request forms.Process and manage all relevant course, program and/orpersonnel paperwork.last_img read more

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“Make space for us as we are”

first_img“Clearly something must be done to encourage more people from these backgrounds to apply, and to help ensure that they are valued members of the university when here.”A spokesperson for Common Ground told Cherwell: “We have had amazing support from most colleges and college reps at every college are organising an event at their [college] for the weekend of the symposium.”But some in Oxford did oppose the donations.One Balliol student told Cherwell: “I understand that Oxford is still too white and dominated by the middle and upper classes, but the University is working hard on this and runs a lot of outreach work. Why do we need to donate money towards it as well?”The campaign follows revelations reported by Cherwell in January that Oxford made an offer to just 45 black applicants at undergraduate level in its 2016 round of admissions, compared to 2,050 to white applicants.This meant that while 26.3 per cent of white applicants received an offer, just 16.8 per cent of Asian and 16.7 per cent of black applicants did. Expanding on the topic of “contest”, Davies-Kumadiro continued: “So much of the status quo is taken for granted as just “what Oxford is like” when freshers arrive.“Honestly, a lot of elite networking still goes on at Oxford, and the gross over-representation of those from elite backgrounds makes for quite a bizarre social scene.“You quickly get used to people calling anything they didn’t come across at school “edgy”; there’s some exoticisation of blackness and hair-grabbing; people who wear black-tie regularly also try to throw grime nights.“At Common Ground we want to disrupt any idea that this kind of behaviour is “normal”. It isn’t. So, we’re calling out the stuff we don’t like, explaining why we don’t like it, and taking the piss out of it a bit.“Basically, instead of giving up on Oxford, we’re contesting what it can mean to be here.”A second year student at New College said: “I’m so glad that students are organising to accomplish what the University can’t, or won’t.“At my college and across the University there’s still a distinct under-representation of students from black and minority ethnic, and more socio-economically deprived communities. Further JCRs that have donated include Regent’s Park, Hertford, Balliol, Trinity, New, and St Peter’s.There are also further motions due to be debated in coming weeks.The amounts donated range from £100 to £300.Only Lincoln JCR voted against proving any money whatsoever.Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) is giving £350 from its ‘project incubator’ scheme.The money will come from a discretionary fund that totals £2,000 and that can be donated to any student run project at the University.Common Ground plans to use the money raised to hold a symposium to debate issues such as the relationship between class, race and admissions, decolonising the curriculum, and what it means in 21st Century Britain to be “young, gifted and black”.This will take place over the weekend of 10-11 June, alongside talks, poetry readings, film screenings, and art exhibitions.The project has received national attention from Vogue UK.In an interview as part of Vogue’s ‘Girl on a Mission’ series, Beth Davies-Kumadiro, one of the founders of the project, defined the project via four key words: decolonise, contest, engage, support. Speaking of decolonisation, she said: “When people from different backgrounds come here, Oxford should make space for us as we are, not just accept the “culturally acceptable to upper class and white” bits, and crush the rest.”center_img OUSU and JCRs across Oxford have voted to donate money to newly launched student campaign Common Ground, which aims to challenge institutional racism at the university and increase the numbers of BME and lower income candidates applying.A motion passed last week by Pembroke JCR committed them to a donation of up to £150. It acknowledged that Oxford remains, “overwhelmingly middle class and white, both demographically and in terms of its curricula”, and that Common Ground will “examine Oxford’s colonial past in the context of its present-day inequalities and interrogate Oxford’s imperial legacy.”Pembroke JCR President, Hope Oloye told Cherwell: “Common Ground sounds like a great campaign.“Looking at the modern day manifestations of Oxford’s imperialist past is an incredibly worthy cause.”She continued: “Pembroke JCR is committed to promoting the equality of all of our members and so providing funding for a platform from which we can discuss race that otherwise wouldn’t take place is the least we can do as a body to support our BME members.”last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READER%S FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the new owners of Ellis Park are going to invest the money to make the track and casino more upscale and customer friendly?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, Channel 44 News, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, Hot Jobs” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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