- ICU to embrace the EU ideal?
As Live! has previously reported the Imperial College Union shop and newsagent (and indeed clubs and societies) will not accept the European Single Currency. However, amateur sleuthing has revealed that this may be about the change. ICU is currently, in an environment of mild controversy, installing a new electronic ?point of sale? system for its retail operations ? a system which actually has the capability to tender in multiple currencies, removing one of the main obstacles to accepting Euros, or indeed any other currency. Nevertheless, whether the Union will take advantage of this shiny new feature is still open to question.
- All the Colours of the Rainbow
IC?s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department building is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, a process that has seen the building?s walkway level shrouded in wooden boarding. Originally, well, wood coloured the boards have now been painted an attractive Imperial College navy blue. Surely this correspondent can?t have been the only person to notice though that the boarding spent a brief spell as a delightful shade of purple. Live! would welcome any suggestions from readers about exactly how many more colour changes EEE is going to undergo before the building work is complete.
- Sound familiar?
Provisional plans to hold the Faculty of Engineering Freshers? Dinner in the Royal Albert Hall this year have been scaled back after initial budgeting revealed a financial hole of about £20,000. Unlike some events with similar-sized holes in the original budgeting, C&G can?t really afford to stomach a mult-thousand pound loss, so the world-conquering designs have been scaled back. The venue for the dinner does not yet appear to have been decided, but it will almost certainly be outside college ? despite concerns raised in some quarters that the addition of students from the departments of Materials and Earth Sciences Engineering may make for a more rowdy occasion...
- Attack of the Slow News Season
I?m forced to admit that this Snippets looks a bit bare. The slow news season that is summer is with us once again, and is once again providing no end of headaches for Live! journalists and editors. If you know some news (any news!) please make sure you let us know. The alternative is three months of mostly made up articles to tide us over until things start happening again. And we wouldn?t want that, would we...