College appear to have picked the wrong time of year to reject changes to the ICU constitution, with the sabbatical team currently double the size during the handover period.
In an email circulated this afternoon, signed by both incoming and outgoing Union presidents, ICU announced the launch of an online petition calling on College Council to "accept the democratic will of Imperial College students". The petition describes the decision to reject the names CGCU, RCSU and ICSMSU as "petty, misguided and autocratic". Facebook addicts can also join a Facebook group set up to raise awareness of the issue.
Engineers, Scientists, Medics and even Miners (who are not affected) are showing their support for the restoration of the historic names, chosen by referenda with comparatively high turnouts.
College is believed to be turning a blind-eye to the continued use of the traditional names, for now at least, accepting that they will still be used by the majority of staff and students.