- We come seeking geeks?
Not long ago, an e-mail popped into your correspondent?s inbox from Channel 4. It actually arrived from two separate directions having been forwarded round a bit, but had originally been sent by a producer working on a television programme for Channel 4 to Claire Wren, ULU Vice-President (Finance & Societies). The e-mail explains that the producers are looking for students who are ?introverted and shy, perhaps a bit geeky? and offers them a chance to receive ?top advice? from stylists, ?life coaches? (er, what?), meet celebrities and generally posture around a bit, all in the name of televisual entertainment. Amusingly the e-mail even suggests a list of societies that might be ideal for recruiting such individuals, including Christian society, Conservative society or War re-enactment (luckily ICU doesn?t have one of them). Far more amusingly however, it appears that one of Ms Wren?s first actions was to forward the message to former C&G President and occasional ICU Presidential candidate Mustafa Arif?
- DramSoc facing the drop?
It was revealed at a meeting of the ICU Executive Committee last Monday that this year?s Summer Ball may go ahead without involvement from the usually ubiquitous DramSoc. Union Deputy President (Finance & Services) Ram Ramanan apparently believes that a cheaper price can be obtained from an external supplier and expressed concerns that students would be unable to work on the Ball due to exams. The Executive appeared to be unconvinced, with several members suggesting that it would be better to keep the money ?inside the union? if at all possible however the discussion was halted with the promise that the decision would be brought back next week in a formal budget.
- Civil war in the Hit Squad
City & Guilds College Union Vice-President (Activities) Jing wei Wang, the individual nominally in charge of the now infamous C&G RAG Hit Squad, recently found himself on the receiving end of what many might consider long-awaited justice. Around a hundred students were witnesses as the C&G VP was pied by several dedicated members of the C&G Exec during the prize presentations for the successful Egg Race in front of Queen?s Tower yesterday.
- SAC votes to create ?Palestinian Society?
After the Social Clubs Committee infamously vetoed creation of a ?Justice for Palestine Society? the Student Activities Committee has voted to create a ?Palestinian Society? along similar lines. The meeting did make some significant amendments to the aims and objectives of the original proposal, partly aimed at putting the society on a firmer long time footing.
- Slave Auction raises over £1000
Initial figures from C&G RAG indicate that the infamous Slave Auction raised over £1000 last Friday, over three times its previous total. Added to an impressive sum from the Hit Squad (including £150 raised from the repeated pie-ing of Sen Ganesh) it contributes to one of the most impressive C&G Rag totals of recent years (though hardly anything to shout about compared with the Medics).