CGCU launches summer sabbatical but incoming President can?t make it
Incoming CGCU President Aaisha Latif has been unable to start her post due to academic and other pressures. Incoming Vice-President (Finance & Societies) Chris McIver has taken on the role of Acting President for the first year that the position has been a sabbatical position over the summer. Mr McIver commented ?I didn?t realise how much needs doing over the summer, and I certainly wouldn?t have been able to do this without the sabbatical.?
Mech Eng library closes
The Mechanical Engineering Library has closed for the last time and has given away a number of books which will not fit in the central library once the books are moved over. Post grads in particular have been outraged by the closure which proceeded despite a huge petition against it and it has been confirmed that all departmental libraries will be closing in the following decade.
New Union Manager Appointed
Peter Haldane has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary and started work yesterday. (Readers are reminded that discussion of staffing matters are limited on open discussion forums by the staff student protocol).
Another one bites the dust.
This years Lord Mayors Show Coordinator, like last years, has resigned from the position. Chris Jackson has pulled out because of increased accademic pressures (and so he can properly commit to editing this prestigious website). This is despite the fact that Mr Jackson and Mr McIver have secured a successful sponsorship deal which is nearing completion.
Dinesh Ganesarajah, CGCU president 1999-2001 has come out of the woodwork to look for cash. Mr Ganesarajah is raising funds to help tsunami victims in Sri Lanka by holding social events such as poker and speed dating.
Shrenik Patel, CGCU President from 2 years ago, is loitering around the CGCU office for the third summer in a row despite having graduated. He commented ?Tee hee hee?.
When asked if ?Live!? was being used by the CGCU President (again) to publicise himself, Mr McIver said, ?No, of course not- that sort of thing would never happen on ?Live!?. Just because it?s the middle of the summer and everyone?s on holiday and not much is happening doesn?t mean the quality of news will drop; it never has and it never will!?.