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SPA Papers: Your Front Pages 27/05
This week, we’ve got some great articles on student campaigns, and an excellent idea for covering NUS referendums…
Pmp have the details on the failed campaign to have a plaque commemorating the colonialist Belgian monarch, King Leopold, removed. Following on from the controversial Rhodes Must Fall campaign, the Queen Mary Pan-African Society initiated a similar campaign regarding the “genocidal” Leopold’s relationship with QMU.
The Boar, Warwick
The Boar have a great couple of articles, one arguing for Warwick staying with the NUS, one arguing against staying. With such a febrile atmosphere surrounding the NUS and similar referendums elsewhere, having the issue argued from both sides is a great way of helping students make up their mind.
University finances in terms of how much each institution pays their Vice Chancellor is ground well-trodden. Less well-explored territory is the massive amounts of capital universities hold; in terms of land and also shares. Wessex Scene have a great article covering how Southampton Uni is investing in much more ethical industries than previously, following student pressure.
Apologies that this one is a bit short, and it’s not SPA Front Pages as promised. I think I’ve passed through 90% of the counties in England this week so it’s been a bit challenging to put all this together, but I promise a much better effort next week!
But if you want to make it easier for me, feel free to send any articles you publish in the next week to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll write them in 🙂