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True Crime on Campus §48: Easter frolics

It’s a strange time of year It’s nearly Easter and, as these latest extracts from university security reports show, this seems to have prompted some surprising behaviour on campus. As ever our extremely capable Security staff are on hand to deal with every eventuality: 0928 Report of a Dog in Law and Social Science, Security …

True Crime on Campus §46 – it’s the best of 2015

A year of True Crime It’s been an extremely busy year for our outstanding Security staff. They have had to cope with a huge number of challenging situations the best of which have been recorded here over the year. So, here are the highlights: 1640 Report of a group of youths attempting to catch and …

Registrarism comes home to Wonkhe

The internationally respected higher education blog Registrarism by Dr Paul Greatrix (Registrar at The University of Nottingham), is joining forces with Wonkhe.

True Crime on Campus §38: back to school

Autumn brings even more True Crime on Campus As autumn arrives and students return to campus our outstanding Security staff are ready for any eventuality: 2315 Patrol Security Officers spoke to a member of the Public who had fallen off his bike while cycling on a footpath adjacent to the Orchard Hotel. The male stated …

A campus facilities arms race?

It’s all about the aquatics apparently I’ve posted before about the growth of luxury student accommodation in the US. Now the Education Advisory Board has a report on what it says amounts to a recreation facilities arms race on US campuses: A paw shaped hot tub you say? Essential. Auburn University has a 45-person paw-print …

Wonkhe ltd. welcomes two new Directors

Today Wonkhe ltd. welcomes two new Directors and members of the Board. Thomas Veit (Director of External Relations, University of Leicester) and Jamie O’Connell (Product Director, Hobsons) join the company from October 2014.

Excess Baggage

Luxury Transport for Students Just land it in the quad Lots of coverage in the media for this new service offering Luxury Transport for Students. New students are urged to become VIFs – or Very Important Freshers – and take advantage of these new ways of getting to university: We are stepping up the game, …

True Crime on Campus §37: long hot summer

Even More True Crime on Campus It may be summer but our always vigilant Security staff are still on duty to ensure that every unlikely situation is dealt with: 08:05 Security reported an altercation between a driver and a cyclist at the end of the road leading up to the West Entrance Gatehouse on University …

Amazon on campus

Amazon sets up shop at Purdue   According to @insidehighered Purdue University is to become the next “Amazon Campus”, which will allow access to Amazon offered products through the Purdue Student Store.   Coming to a campus near you Beyond Amazon’s impact on campus bookstores’ bottom lines, the company’s presence in higher education has mostly …

Video game scholarships

League of Legends becomes a varsity sport Inside Higher Ed has a story about an Illinois university which has decided to make ‘League of Legends’ a varsity sport and award a number of scholarships to boot: In the latest blow to the nerd-jock distinction, an Illinois university has added video games to its varsity sports …