Ten Commandments of the Cafeteria (Video)

Ten Commandments of the Cafeteria (Video)

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Teachers Accused Of Having Sex With Teens On Booze-Filled Beach Trips

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Two California high school teachers have been arrested for allegedly having sex with students on a beach in Orange County.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the charges against 38-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli of South Hills High stem from two separate trips to San Clemente State Beach.

Neither event was sanctioned by the school.

Lippert allegedly met several male students at the beach in November, giving them alcohol and having sex with at least one student who is said to be over 18 years of age.

According to police, she returned to the location a few weeks later, this time on an overnight excursion she organized with Ghirelli, a former South Hills teacher who now works in the offices of the Covina-Valley Unified School District.

The two are accused of having sex with multiple students during the trip.

Lippert was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, while Ghirelli was arrested for oral copulation and unlawful sex with a minor.

Bail was set at $20,000 for Lippert and $50,000 for Ghirelli.

A South Hills student told NBC Los Angeles of Lippert,

I’ve known her since like I was 4. She’s a really nice person and I would never think that she would do something like this.

Both women were released from custody on Sunday and are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

They are currently on paid administrative leave.

Lippert and Ghirelli are not the first Covina-Valley staff members to be arrested this month, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Part-time South Hills girls’ wrestling coach Anthony Vidales, 29, was arrested on Jan. 7 for allegedly engaging in “inappropriate contact” with a 17-year-old student. He was a contracted worker and is now on leave from his job.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/teachers-accused-sex-teens-booze-filled-beach-trips/910597/

Students Are Choosing Colleges With Social Media Clout

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Efforts by higher education institutes to gain Twitter followers, Facebook likes and YouTube views, while connecting with students on blogs and message boards, are paying off.

A recent survey of 7,000 high school students by online education resources Zinch and Inigral reveals university social media accounts are influential to students who are deciding between colleges and universities.

Admissions counselors are actively recruiting students on the popular social networks. The survey reveals schools that are smart with social media — engaging students in video chats, Facebook contests and Twitter conversations — are most influential online. About two-thirds of survey participants said they actively scoped out prospective colleges on popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Tumblr.

The institution’s level of engagement on social media bears a lot of weight with prospective students. Being able to connect with counselors quickly about the admissions process is hugely important, according to the study.

“Students want to be connected with other students,” Gil Rogers, director of College Outreach for Zinch told Inside Higher Ed. “You can post a picture of an athletic event, but you also want to be able to connect students to ways that they can be part of that event or be part of that campus.”

According to social media consulting company Sociagility, the top social media-savvy schools are Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The schools share sports team highlights, impressive research developments and large photos of campus events to engage online users on social networks.

Do you think its important for universities and colleges to connect with perspective students online? Tell us in the comments.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/09/26/colleges-social-media/

These 15 Ridiculous Rules For Women Used To Be Enforced On College Campuses

Most of us think of college as a place where we can finally become independent from our parents’ rules and live how we want.

However, before (and during) the 1960s, being in college didn’t exactly mean that people could make their own decisions as adults, especially when it came to women. The term in loco parentis, Latin for “in the place of a parent,” was a doctrine that many universities followed so parents would feel better about letting their children go to school.

While strict rules and regulations were put into effect for both male and female students, it’s clear that women were on a much tighter leash when it came to higher education. Here are some of the most ridiculous rules that college women had to follow back in the day.

1. At Wellesley and Oberlin, if a man and a woman were in a dormitory room together, they were required to keep three feet on the floor during the visit.

2. Women at Oberlin College were also only allowed to have male visitors between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

3. In 1930, 44 women at Bucknell University were put on a six-month dating ban by the Women’s Student Senate after admitting to smoking in their rooms.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/old-rules-college-women/

Women Rally In Nigeria To Demand More Action For 200 Kidnapped Girls

Five hundred women marched in Abuja yesterday, more than two weeks after female students were kidnapped from their boarding school. More rallies are planned through Monday.

1. At midnight on April 15, 234 girls were kidnapped from their dorm room in Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, by Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Most have been missing ever since.

At midnight on April 15, 234 girls were kidnapped from their dorm room in Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, by Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Most have been missing ever since.

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The separatist terrorism group’s name means “Western education is forbidden.” Fewer than 50 girls managed to escape their kidnappers, one of whom told the New Yorker the girls at first weren’t far from their homes. But now they are believed to be deep in the forest, on the border with Cameroon, and the Nigerian military is struggling to locate them.

2. President Goodluck Jonathan has not addressed the kidnapping directly, and Nigerians are growing frustrated.

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“There are lots of stories, and we don’t know whom to believe,” one woman told the BBC. She was hoping to hear Jonathan speak out yesterday. He did not.

3. Yesterday 500 people gathered in Abuja, the capital, to march to the National Assembly and deliver written demands for action to senior leaders.

Yesterday 500 people gathered in Abuja, the capital, to march to the National Assembly and deliver written demands for action to senior leaders.

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4. Meanwhile, some media report that the remaining girls have been moved toward Cameroon and married off to Islamic militants.

Meanwhile, some media report that the remaining girls have been moved toward Cameroon and married off to Islamic militants.

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The Guardian reported that parents in Chibok had been told that the girls may have been married off. The claim has not been independently verified, but last year a Human Rights Watch investigation found that kidnapping girls and making them “wives” is a pattern for Boko Haram.

5. “It can happen to anybody anywhere.”

"It can happen to anybody anywhere."

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One woman told the BBC she feels women everywhere in Nigeria are vulnerable, and the kidnapping affects all Nigerians.

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7. “This is close to home. There’s a connection by Nigerians that this can happen to me, this can be my sister, this can be my child.”

"This is close to home. There’s a connection by Nigerians that this can happen to me, this can be my sister, this can be my child."

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Alkasim Abdulkadir, who lives in the capital of Abuja, said a bus station bombing last month that killed more than 70 people in Abuja made terrorism feel more personal to Nigerians who don’t live in Boko Haram’s territory in the northeast.

8. “It’s time we speak up, or we’ll wake up one day and discover we don’t have a country.”

"It's time we speak up, or we'll wake up one day and discover we don't have a country."

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“The bomb blast was 20 minutes from the city center … At midnight, the kids were abducted. There’s a correlation of empathy and sympathy,” Abdulkadir told BuzzFeed by telephone. “People realized, this is real.”

9. As the day wore on, massive rainclouds gathered.

As the day wore on, massive rainclouds gathered.

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10. But the marchers would not be deterred.

But the marchers would not be deterred.

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13. The crowd reached the parliament building during the downpour. “Bring back our girls! Come outside!” some women called to their political leaders.

The crowd reached the parliament building during the downpour. "Bring back our girls! Come outside!" some women called to their political leaders.

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Senate President David Mark finally did face the rain and told the crowd that the government had heard its call to action, and that it will do everything possible to rescue the girls.

14. Nigerians say they will keep raising their voices.

Nigerians say they will keep raising their voices.

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Last week’s hasthtag #BringBackOurGirls has turned into a national movement. The rallies will continue over Nigeria through Monday, organizers said.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/women-rally-in-nigeria-to-demand-more-action-for-200-kidnapp

Amazing Teacher Creatively Finishes His Students’ Doodles On Tests (Photos)

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Remember when you finished your tests early in high school and you used the extra space on your paper to draw a few amazing doodles before getting cut off by the bell?

It’s happened to the best of us. There was nothing more defeating than nailing the perfect “Spongebob Squarepants” drawing on the back of your math test, when your teacher suddenly pops up and snatches it from you just before you could finish coloring his red tie.

If you can relate, you certainly understand why one teacher (and Reddit user) who teaches in Thailand is making headlines.

The teacher, who posts under the handle Squeezymo, recently uploaded a series of photos that show how he transforms his student’s doodles into artistic masterpieces.

He tells his students that if they start a drawing on their work, he’ll finish it.

According to Squeezymo,

I had to be pretty strict to begin with them at first, otherwise the classroom became chaotic. They didn’t like me for that.

Apparently the artistic teacher wasn’t always so friendly and generous with his doodle additions.

But I bet he’s one of the coolest teachers at the school now.

He adds,

This was a way for me to engage with the students in a playful way without it being disruptive to the actual lesson. At the very least, it helped me get through the boring-ass grading process.

Remember when teachers didn’t admit to hating the task of grading everyone’s tests and homework?! Oh, how times have changed.

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Well, this isn’t going to end well.

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This is what a jellyfish head looks like.

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Behold, the arguing mermaid couple.

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Now this is a genius way to pay homage to the Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out.”

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Something tells me this isn’t a good idea.

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Crocodiles like science, too.

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Here’s what an A+ looks like in doodle form.

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I’m sure his students wish they could answer their multiple choice questions in drawings.

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I bet you didn’t expect to see this “wine facial” drawing on the back of your test.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s a pirate.

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Rock on!

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Here’s what breaking the rules looks like in Squeezymo’s class.

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Santa Claus is coming to town.

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Once you’re done with your test, you can dance the night away!

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It’s a Disney transformation.

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When cats go fishing, this is what it looks like.

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Watch out!

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An unfinished anime character and his best friend.

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Penguin school looks awesome!

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 Something tells me even Squeezymo’s drawings are unfinished here!

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“Shucks, it feels pleasant to be a gangsta.”

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Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/teacher-finishes-students-doodles-tests-photos/895470/

Textbook Rental Company Turns To Late-Night Food Orders To Sell Investors

Chegg is trying to reinvent itself into a full suite of student offerings as skepticism grows over the future of textbook rentals. So far, investors aren’t buying it.

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Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig on an advertising panel in April 2012. Jason DeCrow/Invision for Advertising Week / AP Images

What started as a print textbook rental business has evolved into a full suite of services for students that includes a platform for late-night food orders.

At least that’s the makeover Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig is trying to sell to investors. Not unlike many old school media companies that are preaching a gospel of digital first, Rosensweig wants to do the same for Chegg, lately referring to his company as a “student-first connected learning platform.” In addition to rented textbooks, the company is now offering study materials, internships, college match programs, and, yes, even a discount food-ordering service.

Rosensweig admits it’s a “complex story.” And so far, investors aren’t buying into his vision. After a disastrous IPO late last year that sent its shares tumbling 15% in its first day on the market, Chegg’s stock has continued to slide, from an initial $12.50 a share to well below $6.

In its first-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, Chegg emphasized that its digital revenue was up 66% year over year to $17.8 million. But the majority of its revenue is still generated by textbook rentals, which accounted for 76% of its $74.4 million in total revenue. The company had a net loss of $25.8 million in the quarter.

Chegg’s digital growth has been driven by its big-name acquisitions, such as study platform Cramster, food-ordering service Campus Special, and a major college-match program called Zinch.

“Everything we do is designed to solve the pain points students have,” Rosensweig said in an interview with BuzzFeed last week at the annual ASU/GSV Education Summit. He admitted, though, that investors “may not understand our business right now, and it’s my job to change that.”

Chegg went public just as the textbook rental space became increasingly crowded with big names like Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and as print textbooks themselves are increasingly being replaced by digital curriculum.

“I think investors were spooked,” Rosensweig said of the company’s IPO.

On its earnings call Thursday, Rosensweig laid out a goal for the company he is calling “50/50/50:” They hope to have 50% of revenue come from their digital business, and to reach 50% of both high school and college students.

Chegg’s move into the food-ordering business was a focus of the call. One analyst asked about the ordering platform’s revenue model, which he said he did not understand. Chegg bought Campus Special for $17 million in April, and is paying $2 million in expenses without any revenue for the quarter; the platform’s sales cycle does not begin until July.

Another analyst called the purchase of Campus Special “not core to your studying-related business” and asked Rosensweig if similar “non-core” acquisitions were planned.

“We do think it’s at the core of our business,” Rosensweig corrected. In an earlier interview with BuzzFeed, he said he hopes to use the business to disrupt the model of the college meal plan.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/chegg-turns-to-late-night-food-orders-to-sell-investors

Tony Danza Is Still the Boss: His Thoughts on Twitter and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza are attached at the hip these days.

Let’s break it down: First, Danza co-stars in Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon, which hits theaters Sept. 27, playing the father of Gordon-Levitt’s porn-addicted character who tries to move beyond the obsession and find true love with Jersey girl (played by Scarlett Johannson).

Second, Gordon-Levitt highlights his bond with Danza while lip syncing to “Tiny Dancer” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this week, at which time he mouthed, “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” during the chorus instead of “Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.”

The duo is also teaming up for a project called “Oh, It’s Fantastic!”, which calls on illustrators, animators and musicians to add imagery to a video they partially filmed in front of a live audience and a green screen. Artists will create images that go behind the green screen. For example, in one shot, they eat imaginary chocolate mousse, next to a moose made of chocolate, before getting swept away by a river of orange juice.

But the Levitt-Danza friendship is hardly new — it dates back nearly two decades when they worked together during 1994’s Angels in the Outfield.

“I’m so proud of him and what he has done over the years and with this film,” Danza told Mashable. “I’ve always felt like a father figure to him, but he’s always been ambitious and mature. We used to rollerblade together while filming Angels in the Outfield and some days he’d want to just focus and pay attention to what was happening on set.”

In Don Jon, Danza hurls obscenities at Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon character, who lets his love for Internet porn, particularly PornHub.com, get in the way of forming a real relationship.

“The film — and the porn plot line — really captures a modern issue in a really provactive way,” Danza told Mashable. “Porn is all about access now. When I was younger, you would have to go buy a magazine from a deli where you had your two neighbors standing next to you with your Hustler behind your back.”

Danza believes it’s about time the topic of porn is brought to the mainstream, instead of sweeping it under the rug.

“It’s something that is definitely happening and a lot of people don’t talk about it,” Danza said. “Scarlett has this theory that more women watch porn than men.”

Like so many films today, Don Jon is using social media to promote the film — a Twitter account managed by Gordon-Levitt (in the voice of his character) and a Don Jon Tumblr account.

Although Danza considers himself pretty tech savvy, he runs his own Twitter account but rarely goes on Facebook. He said one of the most challenging aspects about being a teacher was fighting for students’ attention over technology. In 2010, Danza took on a long-term stint as a teacher in Philadelphia for his reality TV show Teach.

“I quickly learned kids can actually text while not looking at the phone and with their hand in their pocket,” he said. “Some keep their earbuds in, and in one case, I had a student who was cheating by texting someone in the hallway for the answers. It’s a complete distraction, but at the same time, it’s very necessary, too.”

Although Danza wasn’t using tablets in the classroom, he believes tech is still an important part of the learning process. He embraced computers as much as possible.

“It’s definitely different nowadays than when I was in school — and there are just so many distractions — but technology is doing so much to help students at the same time,” he said.

Although Danza and Gordon-Levitt seem to be inseparable these days, he will star in his own new project “Honeymoon in Vegas,” a play based on the movie of the same name, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

“We hope it will go to Broadway,” he said. “It’s just really, really good.”

Student Campaign Insists “Oxford Is An Inclusive Place” Following Diversity Row

Is Oxford University a welcoming place for black and ethnic minority students? Two campaigns tell very different stories.

1. Last week, BuzzFeed reported on the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign, which saw black and ethnic minority students at Oxford University sharing their experiences.

Last week, BuzzFeed reported on the 'I, Too, Am Oxford' campaign , which saw black and ethnic minority students at Oxford University sharing their experiences.

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2. A number of people interviewed for the project reported incidents of bigotry and insensitivity from their fellow students.

A number of people interviewed for the project reported incidents of bigotry and insensitivity from their fellow students.

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3. Now, other Oxford students have launched a counter-campaign called ‘We Are All Oxford’. They believe “Oxford has been misrepresented in the media”.

Now, other Oxford students have launched a counter-campaign called 'We Are All Oxford' . They believe "Oxford has been misrepresented in the media".

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In the description of the Tumblr page, they wrote that they didn’t want to undermine the students who felt they had been prejudiced against but instead wanted to provide an alternative view.

“Our aim is to present the full picture. We have heard from those who have suffered negative experiences here, which we all agree need to be voiced and challenged. We want to show people that many ethnic minorities have an overall positive experience here at the University of Oxford.

“We want to show that the university selects on academic excellence and actively tries to attract people from all walks of life. We want to show that the university makes a conscious effort to make people from all ethnic minority groups feel welcome.”

4. The coordinator, Alexandra Jaye Wilson, told BuzzFeed she was concerned the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign’s “negative portrayal of an ethnic minority’s experience at the university will discourage prospective ethnic minority students from applying.”

The coordinator, Alexandra Jaye Wilson, told BuzzFeed she was concerned the 'I, Too, Am Oxford' campaign’s "negative portrayal of an ethnic minority’s experience at the university will discourage prospective ethnic minority students from applying."

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Wilson (above) said the aim of the campaign was to “present the full picture.”

She added: “The ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign brought up some very serious issues that do need to be voiced and challenged.

“None of us believe that racism should ever be tolerated. We would again like to emphasise that we do not aim to undermine the original campaign and we are not working against them.”

5. Wilson felt that the “I, too, am Oxford” initiative painted a misleading picture of a “prejudice and elitist university” [sic].

Wilson felt that the "I, too, am Oxford" initiative painted a misleading picture of a " prejudice and elitist university " [sic].

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In response to claims that the ‘We Are All Oxford’ campaign is a coordinated PR campaign, Wilson said it is “not not affiliated to any university bodies. This is a student response organised and carried out by students.”

6. The students were concerned the initial campaign might discourage black and ethnic minority students from applying to the university and say they want to provide a broader context.

The students were concerned the initial campaign might discourage black and ethnic minority students from applying to the university and say they want to provide a broader context.

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The photographer, Mikołaj Barczentewicz, told BuzzFeed the campaign was organised after students at various colleges felt the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign didn’t account for the broader context.

Barczentewicz, studying for a postgraduate degree in Law at University College, Oxford, after completing his undergraduate in his native Poland, said the students “wanted to show that Oxford is a very inclusive place.”

He added: “The concern wasn’t that what the people had said wasn’t true. Certainly these things have happened. The problem was showing this without showing a broader context to it. It was a reaction by several students who asked their friends to get involved to provide context and show all the access efforts and how inclusive the university is for minority students.

Taken out of context, the other website might take away from what the university is doing to widen access.”

7. The students wanted to show Oxford can be a very welcoming environment, regardless of where you’re from.

The students wanted to show Oxford can be a very welcoming environment, regardless of where you're from.

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8. The photographer says the students are not “in competition” with the original initiative.

The photographer says the students are not "in competition" with the original initiative.

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Barczentewicz said that participants in the ‘We Are All Oxford’ campaign did not want their project to be seen “in competition” with the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ initiative.

“I don’t even think that anyone wanted to show that these things aren’t true,” he said, “as they are probably happening everywhere. The ‘We Are All Oxford’ campaign is just another take on the same institution.”

9. But their Facebook page describes it as “a response to the campaign I Too Am Oxford”.

But their Facebook page describes it as "a response to the campaign I Too Am Oxford".

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10. Sukh Singh said he got involved because he fundamentally disagreed with assertions made by the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford campaign’.

Sukh Singh said he got involved because he fundamentally disagreed with assertions made by the 'I, Too, Am Oxford campaign'.

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Singh (above), a PPE student at University College, said that the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign aroused many discussions but a group of students at University College felt it distorted the image of the university.

While the original initiative said that many students are made to feel Othered in their daily lives, “I’ve never been made to feel different,” Singh said.

“I’ve had a very positive experience as a a student with an ethnic minority background and I remember having worries about the cultural differences I may have. But now, looking back, I think ‘Why did I worry about it?’”

But he added that he didn’t see ‘We Are All Oxford’ as working against the original campaign. He said: “We understand that there are race incidents, just as in any university. I don’t want convince anyone one way or other.”

11. Many have already come out against the campaign.

Azita Chellappoo @ohheybiology

This is sickening. Why aren't minorities allowed to just share their experience? Why are we always shouted down? http://t.co/js3onavS4n

Queer DiscOx Radio @QueerDiscOx

Smh @ the POCs in We Are All Oxford undermining #itooamoxford. Not having experienced something doesn't make others experiences less real.

13. The former Women’s Officer for Wadham College, Oxford said:

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Really, “We Are All Oxford”? Really?

14. The NUS Black Students’ Officer told BuzzFeed that the ‘We Are All Oxford’ campaign “diminishes the experiences of their classmates”.

The NUS Black Students' Officer told BuzzFeed that the 'We Are All Oxford' campaign "diminishes the experiences of their classmates".

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Aaron Kiely, also running to be NUS President this year, said: “Many people thought it [the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign] was empowering as it reflected their own experiences at universities around the country.

“I think that this is really just a reactionary backlash against that and it’s one thing to talk about positive initiatives that Oxford University have taken in terms of outreach, widening participation and access, however, I think that this campaign actually diminishes the experiences of racism of their classmates and I think that’s really harmful because these experiences are entirely legitimate.”

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Kiely added that the large participation in the initial campaign demonstrated the need for change.

“It wasn’t just one person writing a blog, it was hundreds of students taking part in that project. You want Oxford to take further steps and to challenge its reputation as a very elitist upper-class institution,” he said.

16. Another Tumblr account, ‘We Are All Awful’ has emerged, which claims to be a “concise description of what’s wrong with ‘We Are All Oxford’.”

Another Tumblr account, ' We Are All Awful ' has emerged, which claims to be a "concise description of what's wrong with 'We Are All Oxford'."

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The caption for the image above, for example, questions the premise of associating low income, state schools and financial accessibility with ethnic minorities.

17. The organisers behind the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign showed concern when Wilson initially suggested an alternative campaign.

The organisers behind the 'I, Too, Am Oxford' campaign showed concern when Wilson initially suggested an alternative campaign.

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Wilson initially posted her issues with the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ campaign within the Facebook event.

But students within the group didn’t react too positively. Chiara Giovanni said that the project “was simply a chance for us to tell the truth, not some kind of conspiracy to put people off coming”.

Another student, Marion Osieyo, said that a second campaign would “negate the intention” of the ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ initiative

Leyla Okhai, who worked at the university as part of Widening Participation and Equality and Diversity, expressed hope that the university would take action. “I think the admissions process needs to be looked at. I see this initiative as a way to highlight the fact there needs to be change,” she said.

18. The official Oxford University Student Union has come under fire from students after publicly endorsing the project on its social media accounts.

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Some great stuff from 'We Are All Oxford' http://t.co/ZA83W2KnaW http://t.co/TZRpAAooQQ

19. Oxford alumnus Ché Bee said the students’ union needed to look at “why there exists such racism at the university”.

Oxford alumnus Ché Bee said the students' union needed to look at "why there exists such racism at the university".

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20. Sarah St. John said the ‘We Are All Oxford’ campaign “sends a message to BME [black and ethnic minority] students that issues of racism will be dismissed at Oxford.”

Sarah St. John said the 'We Are All Oxford' campaign "sends a message to BME [black and ethnic minority] students that issues of racism will be dismissed at Oxford."

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21. And one student at Christ Church college asked why the students’ union didn’t publicise the first campaign.

And one student at Christ Church college asked why the students' union didn't publicise the first campaign.

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22. Which may or may not have led to this.

Which may or may not have led to this.

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23. The official Facebook account now says that the students’ union supports both campaigns.

The official Facebook account now says that the students' union supports both campaigns.

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28 Things Overheard At Oxford University

Students at Oxford University have created a private Facebook page to record the funny, curious, and noteworthy things they hear. Here are some of the best.

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In the audience at the Oxford Union: “But Latin is my first language.”

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Overheard in the music faculty:“When I heard the French 6th chord I just had to buy some Sauvignon Blanc.”

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“Our sinks just aren’t big enough, you can’t even fit a kettle under them.”“I know right, I can’t even wash my champagne flutes.”

4.

Exonian: “Was your ball white-tie?”Lincolnite: “No, black-tie.”Exonian: “Ha! Lol, peasant.”

5.

“Of course my family has a coat of arms. Doesn’t every family?”

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“Wow, you’d have to have been hit over the head really hard to do something that stupid.”“Or have gone to state school.”“Hush, we’re in public, you can’t make jokes like that!”“It’s OK, nobody’s listening.”

7.

“I thought every house had a name until I found out the other week that some English addresses just have street numbers.”

8.

Overheard in Waterstones, addressed to a somewhat bemused-looking cashier: “I came to Oxford to avoid the proletariat. And when I get here, what do I find? They’re all here, in Oxford, and they’re texting.”

9.

Overheard at a polling station:“I dare you to vote UKIP, I’ll like, pay you 20p.”

10.

“I reckon that the Cookie Monster would be a generous lover.”

11.

Third-year economics student:“They’ve run out of hummus again! They can see demand is high, why not up supply?! *hits the hummus fridge* LEARN!”

12.

“The physics drinks party was called the Higgs Booze-on.”

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Email to Oxford students:“Because of the hazard to plants and to windows, no games of any kind, apart from croquet, even informal throwing of a projectile, may be played in any of the quadrangles. The permitted times are: (a) Sitting and Strolling: noon to dusk; (b) croquet: 4.pm to dusk (Monday to Friday); noon to dusk (Saturday and Sunday).

Please also note that “strolling” is quite different from using the lawn as a short-cut. Strolling does little damage to the grass because there is no regular pattern of use; using the lawn as a short-cut quickly wears a groove of bare earth in the lawn which is both unsightly and damaging for croquet use. Please do not use the lawn as a short-cut.”

14.

“What if we made a hashtag-shaped hash brown? Oh, wait, that’s waffles, isn’t it? I’ve just invented waffles.”

15.

“What do you call the type of beds with one on top of the other?”“Bunk beds.”“Not bonk beds?”“No.”“Damnit.”

16.

Big Issue seller: “You look so miserable. How about a smile?”Person 1: “I have finals.”Big Issue seller: “I’m homeless.”Person 2: “Fair.”

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Person A: “What is your pulling score?”Person B: “Erm, let me work it out…” *pulls up spreadsheet*Person A: “Why do you need a spreadsheet?”Person B: “It’s going to be quite complex…”Person A: “Why, are some of them imaginary?”

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English student: “Do you know what a chav is?”American student: “No, but it sounds like some kind of vegetable.” English student: “Yeah, pretty much.”

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Person A: “So Russia is expelled from G8.”Person B: “So does it mean there is a G7, now? But they can’t do that, can they?”A: “I think we are going to witness a world war very soon, it is going to be exciting.” *grins*B: “What? You’re only saying that because you haven’t experienced what it’s like when the world is at war. I mean, even I haven’t. But I hear it is bad.”

20.

“The problem with being single is that I’m wasting the best years of my breasts.”

21.

“I want my man to be like coffee.”“What, black and bitter?”“No, hot and keeps me awake all night.”

22.

Student 1: “Never have I ever slept with someone from Africa.”Student 2: “Wait, where is Nepal?”

23.

Talking about Rihanna:“I just don’t see the attraction. It’s just a woman singing about rain defence mechanisms.”

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“He studies while he’s in the SHOWER? That’s insane!”“Yeah, he puts his notes in plastic wallets…”

25.

“It is Malcolm X right, not Malcolm the tenth?”

26.

“She was in… I don’t remember, I kind of wanna say Jurassic Park, it was something like that… Oh, right, it was Sex and the City.”

27.

Quidditch player:“I woke up this morning to discover I slept on my wand.”

28.

“Wait… We can have sex, but I can’t read your thesis outline?”

Additional reporting from Frankie Goodway.

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