Big names decline Rector nominations
Following the unexpected death of the popular rector Maitland Mackie in May, the University of Aberdeen is faced with the prospect of an unwanted rectorial election.
The university began the process of seeking nominations for the position of Rector at the start of September this year, with the hopes that they would be able to entice a large number of candidates.
Last week in Paris, in a square in the 1st Arrondissement (The Place Vendôme, in which prevails a Napoleonic column which has been both erect and dismantled so regularly in its time it is surprising any subsequent installations could provoke such controversy) a large, green inflatable art piece, euphemistically entitled ‘tree’, was installed by American artist Paul McCarthy. It caused uproar due to its apparent (uncanny) resemblance to a particular sex toy: the so called ‘butt plug’.
NUS: ‘No Fees! No Cuts! No Debt!’
On the 19th November, thousands of students will take to the streets of London to march for free education. Called by a broad coalition of student activists and supported by the National Union of Students, the demonstration will raise the banner: “No Fees.
Make the most of your dreary room
Your room is the one haven of quiet solitude (or alternatively a party venue), so with living in halls it’s recommended that you mirror it to home or at least have it echo who you are in some way, shape or form. A well-kept and decorative room can benefit you physically, mentally and socially.
Gig Spotlight: Twin Atlantic with The Xcerts and Nothing But Thieves
Following the release of their chart topping third album, ‘The Great Divide’, Glasgow based alternative rock quartet Twin Atlantic kicked off their UK tour at the Aberdeen Music Hall. As the first of several sell-out shows on the tour, there was a decisive sense of anticipation as the audience began to fill out the venue from the main arena below to the surrounding balcony above.
In da (weightlifting) club - Part 1
BOOM ‘N BUSTS
A booming Freshers’ Fayre and a huge number of new lifters have made the Weightlifting Club Aberdeen University’s fastest growing sports club. We have a sizeable group of girls training regularly at our sessions, alongside a lot of new male members.