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US fraternity falsely claims links to Ed Uni

Illustration: Patrick Arbuthnott for The Student A controversial American fraternity has been criticised over misleading claims that it is linked to several UK universities. Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) – founded at Yale University in 1844 – claimed on its website and promotional materials to have established “colonies” at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Warwick despite […]

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Edinburgh business advertises 5,460 hours of unpaid work

Photo – Calum Murray (CP Collective Photography) Casa Morada seeks six unpaid, full-time, six-month interns; insults applicant and university graduates in provocative emails An Edinburgh-based interior design  business has been heavily criticised this week after advertising six unpaid, six-month-long ‘work experience internships’ on the job posting website Gumtree. Casa Morada, which is based on Causewayside in […]

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‘EUSAless’ blog goes extra mile to condemn EUSA

The online anonymous blog EUSAless, has gone to extreme lengths this week in order to get its belief that EUSA (Edinburgh University Students’ Association) has “No Mandate. No Interest. No Clue” to Edinburgh’s student body. The blog is currently paying ‘Facebook’ to advertise its posts, and on Sunday, tweeted a future student at the University […]

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Scottish Universities experimented on 500,000 animals last year

Scottish universities and medical schools experimented on 502,460 animals in 2013, according to the Minister of State (Home Office), Norman Baker. The Liberal Democrats MP for Lewes revealed the figures in response to a parliamentary question from Graeme Morrice, Labour MP for Livingston, who has called for a reduction in experiments. In a separate press […]

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Row over EUSA stance on Israel-Palestine

A bitter dispute over the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s (EUSA) decision to condemn Israeli military action in the Gaza strip came to a head Saturday as both sides doubled down on their arguments. Dan Scott Lintott, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal and a previous Editor-in-Chief of The Student, had written a series of scathing articles calling […]

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Latest Edinburgh tram report receives criticism

The Edinburgh City Council has released a new report highlighting progress made on the construction of the city tram system. But some in the Council remain pessimistic about the project’s financial viability, in light of budgetary discrepancies they have seen in the report, The Student has learned. The report, released late October, showcases positive indicators of the project’s development and […]

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Edinburgh advertising campaign suffers political backlash

An Edinburgh marketing company tasked with improving the brand image of the capital has drawn the ire of local politicians, after deciding to proceed with a controversial advertising campaign theme. Entitled ‘Winter in Edinburgh’, the campaign was aimed at improving the city’s image as a destination for visitors and tourists during the holiday season. It was […]