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St Hugh’s launch inquiry into sexual harassment claims

first_imgAn independent inquiry is being launched into allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment at St Hugh’s College.The college has confirmed that its governing body commissioned the investigation following claims about the behaviour of a now-deceased fellow.It is understood the fellow is Professor David Robertson, who died in August last year.The inquiry was set up after author and graduate Melanie McGrath wrote an online article, accusing Robertson of “doing a Weinstein on me” – a reference to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein – when she was an undergraduate studying PPE in the 1980s.She wrote: “David, who was my tutor, held tutorials in his flat on college grounds and had an uncanny knack for scheduling a shower, at whatever time of day, just before I arrived. He’d open the door – as if innocently – dressed in his bathrobe and, one time, in a tiny towel.“For the next hour I would have to undergo the humiliating experience of reading my essay, on which I had laboured hard and with serious intent, while David sat opposite, half-naked and manspreading, often smelling of alcohol and sipping from a mug of what was never tea or coffee.“In the midst of my valiant efforts to get a grip on the topic of the week, David might proffer a helpful comment, such as why he preferred it when I curled my hair. Once he dropped a useful note in my pigeonhole to say he couldn’t help noticing I hadn’t got a boyfriend.”McGrath went on to criticise St Hugh’s, noting how Robertson was assigned as her “personal tutor”, and thus the individual to whom she was meant to go to if she had a problem.She was also critical of the college’s supposed ignorance of the matter, claiming that if they “hadn’t heard the rumours of his misconduct they couldn’t have been listening very hard.”The inquiry will be chaired by Alison Levitt QC, who carried out a review into the crimes of the late Jimmy Savile.The terms of reference given to Levitt state: “The College has recently received allegations of historic misconduct and sexual harassment about a now deceased Fellow from two former students.“The College requests you to carry out an independent investigation about these allegations and whether the circumstances of these or of similar allegations were known to the members of governing body or management staff of the College.“If so, to report on the adequacy and appropriateness of the College’s responses and any action taken in respect of such allegations or circumstances, with any recommendations for action.”The college confirmed that an investigation had been launched, but a spokesperson said it would be inappropriate to comment until the investigation was complete.last_img read more


Drink Kubuli and enjoy cricket!

first_imgRoseau, Dominica, April 5, 2012–The perfect match will bowl off today between Dominica Vibes (DA Vibes) and Dominica Brewery. DA Vibes and Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. (DBBL), manufacturers of Kubuli Beer and Loubiere Spring Water,are on the team for West Indies cricket.They have teamed up in an exciting promotion that will captivate the minds of a wide cross-section of Kubuli-drinking and cricket-loving people and help them to win tickets to the Third Digicel Test. Effective April 5, 2012, persons are invited to submit interesting photos of themselves or with their friends, drinking Kubuli Beer.Photos can be sent to [email protected] and must be accompanied by the full name(s), address(es) and contact number(s) of the person(s) submitting the photo. If submitted as a group, the maximum number of persons in the photo should be five as each person will win a ticket to cricket on the day of their choice. Photos submitted will be posted on the facebook pages of Dominica Vibes and Kubuli Beer to allow the public to get in on the action.The public will then vote by “liking” the photo(s) of their choice. A total of 20 daily tickets will be given away during this promotion. The ten individual photos and sixgroup photosreceiving the most “likes” on facebook will be judged by a panel and 20 persons will emerge as winners.Jasmine Hamilton, DBBL’s Sales & Marketing Assistant, says the Kubuli team is excited about this promotion. “We are thrilled that DA Vibes came up with this promotion because Kubuli and cricket go hand-in-hand and this is the perfect way to get people involved. We’re the official beer of the Test and we value our loyal customers, and want to reward them for consuming our products by giving them an opportunity to win tickets. We encourage persons to take photos of themselves drinking Kubuli, wherever they are, and submit their pics,” said Mrs. Hamilton.DA Vibes’ Creative Team said, “With cellular technology, almost everybody has a camera in their hands so it’s not about professional photography, it’s about people having fun and enjoying the beer that they love to drink; the more fascinating the location, the better. We thought it would be the perfect match to team up with Kubuli Beer since it’s the official beer of the Test, to give more persons a chance to win cricket tickets.”Persons must be 18 years and over to participate. The promotion runs up to April 18 and winners will be announced on April 19. Kubuli and Loubiere are the official beer and water for the Third Digicel Test, scheduled for the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica from April 23-27, 2012. 78 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews Drink Kubuli and enjoy cricket! by: – April 5, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more


Open Championship to return to Royal Portrush

first_imgThe Antrim venue last held a big tournament in 2012 when it hosted the Irish Open while the Open Championship was last held their in 1951.Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says the return of the Championship is a “proud” moment.Clarke says it has a huge amount of significance.last_img