"The last time the Steering Committee met was early in 2008 when it consisted of DPEW Kirsty Patterson, Fairtrade Chair Jonas Neubert, Head of Catering Jane Neary, Faculty of Medicine Projects and Operations Manager Janet Holland and Strategic Purchasing Advisor Andy Hitchman."
It is true that there are very few black students at Imperial, however to say that it is majority white is f**king ridiculous. Anybody who had spent 5 f**king minutes on campus would know how ludicrous that idea is.
I think the article was commenting more on the fact that Felix's opening line said 'Imperial College lost its Fairtrade status last week' when we lost it over a year ago. Also, we weren't contacted by the Fairtrade Foundation ('we' meaning anybody with any relation to Imperial be that commercial services or none existant Steering Committee). We found out that we lost the status due to someone in the Sherfield Building (Joseph Wilkins) contacting them.
Do you understand? ;)
I actually felt bad publishing a story in direct contrast to Felix's opening news story (hence the apology) but there were 'so many mistakes' as you pointed out! I honestly don't know how we ended up with such contrasting information.
Jonas - yeah I think we met all of once, just before Fairtrade Fortnight.
Uh, I am the source to this article? Awesome, I didn't know that. But nevermind. I cannot remember having a steering group meeting but I am forgetful and we might well have had one.
The whole Fairtrade University thing never particularly bothered me personally. When I was chair of the Fairtrade Soc I found and today still find it much more interesting and important to inform people about such things as fair trade (and free trade and world trade) than getting permission to use a badly designed logo. The fact that IC lost Fairtrade status without even knowing just confirms to me that the UK Fairtrade Foundation is a joke.
And before someone comes and wonders whether Kirsty made up the fact that she received an email from me: I sent her one to point out the "fluff-up" after I myself received one from that dude in the Blue Cube. I just didn't know this article was a consequence of that email.
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