VARA / Studio O+A

first_img Projects “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jasper Sanidad+ 16 Share Devcon Construction Inc. Design Team:Primo Orpilla, Denise Cherry, Perry Stephney, Clem Soga, Jeorge Jordan, Will Chu, Alma Lopez, Caren Currie, Olivia Ward, Justin Ackerman, Al McKeeCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jasper SanidadText description provided by the architects. With San Francisco securing its place as one of the world’s technological hubs once-industrial areas of the city are turning into digital foundries. Unlike the industrial areas of old these foundries attract people who want to live nearby. Vara, the new housing development at 1880 Mission is a living space for urban professionals who may walk to work, work from home, work in a café—or all three.Save this picture!© Jasper SanidadO+A’s design of the common areas for this development mixes that distinctly contemporary lifestyle with the historical context of the building’s location.  When California was under Spanish rule land was measured in varas—a unit roughly equivalent to 33 inches.  Though the word and measurement are no longer in common use, the term retains a meaningful connotation for this elegantly-branded apartment complex in the city’s vibrant Mission District.Save this picture!First Floor PlanFor decades the building on this site was a print shop famous for producing the fruit and vegetable box labels used by growers to ship their products.  The colorful folk-art of those labels—and the rustic traditions of agriculture in California—provided inspiration for O+A’s branding of the lobby, bar, gym, tech shop and courtyard.  Some of the wood from the original building was recovered and re-purposed to accent the finishes of the public areas—a continuity that illustrates the increasingly important aesthetic of employing historic contexts to define contemporary spaces.  Save this picture!© Jasper SanidadProject gallerySee allShow lessUruguai Station / JBMC ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsTranslating Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to FabricationArticlesProject locationAddress:1880 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share United States 2013 Housing photographs:  Jasper SanidadPhotographs:  Jasper Sanidad Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/540095/vara-studio-o-a Clipboard CopyHousing•San Francisco, United States VARA / Studio O+A “COPY” VARA / Studio O+ASave this projectSaveVARA / Studio O+A Photographs 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/540095/vara-studio-o-a Clipboard Interior Designers: Studio O+A Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeStudio O+AOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSan FranciscoHousingResidentialUnited StatesPublished on August 28, 2014Cite: “VARA / Studio O+A” 28 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Laurel Hills Residence / Assembledge+

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944671/laurel-hills-residence-assembledge-plus Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944671/laurel-hills-residence-assembledge-plus Clipboard Area:  4900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fiore Landscape Design 2019 Laurel Hills Residence / Assembledge+Save this projectSaveLaurel Hills Residence / Assembledge+ Interior Design: Landscape: Photographs “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Matthew Millman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Laurel Hills Residence / Assembledge+ CopyHouses•Los Ángeles, United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Owens Corning, Emtek, Fujitsu, Subzero/Wolf, Trane, Arcadia Custom, Gloster, Porcelanosa, Tesla, Trimble Design Team:David Thomson, Gregory Marin, Raul Aguilera, Can JiangEngineering:CM PeckCity:Los ÁngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Composed of three pavilions connected by a series of glass hallways, the single-story residence seeks to create a residential oasis in the heart of Los Angeles. The Western Red Cedar lined guest house/garage pavilion establishes a datum line that carves and connects the two larger volumes of the living and sleeping pavilions, comprised of oversized charcoal-colored board, batten extira and cement board siding. A walkway of concrete pavers, lined by wild grasses leads to the front door, passing a tranquil courtyard with olive trees. The entry to the house is located within a glass hallway connecting the living pavilion to the west and the sleeping pavilion to the east, establishing a sense of intimate scale before engaging with the other parts of the house. The fluidity between the kitchen, breakfast room and family room, designed for uninterrupted entertainment, creates a harmony of transparency and lightness.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanA glass hallway connecting the guest pavilion to the living area makes metaphorical reference to geological history, spanning bridge-like across an old creek that once ran through the property. Unlike many iconic Los Angeles homes that orient themselves around panoramic city views, the Laurel Hills Residence is in the foothills of the famed Laurel Canyon, where the property offers a secluded and inwardly focused experience with a majestic backdrop of lush and mature trees. The entire site here is treated as we are accustomed to treating interiors. The surrounding trees and hills are taken to be the building envelope and the exterior walls of the house are reconceived as a series of partition walls. Instead of only externalizing interior spaces, exterior spaces are also internalized.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe grounds are interlocked with the interior space and the entire ensemble is activated by the purposeful arrangement of deeply layered sight lines, vignettes and circulation connections. Large windows, skylights, and pocketing doors infuse the home with natural light, reflecting off wooden floors and marble countertops. Outside, the 40-foot-long pool and ample space create a series of outdoor rooms for outdoor entertaining. A minimalist palette of charcoal colored panels and Western Red Cedar serves as a neutral canvas, complementing the home’s landscape featuring California native species.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe materials consisting of Western Red Cedar, darkly painted cement board and glass are simple and unaffected, blending seamlessly with its context of the neighborhood and the property’s natural surroundings.The residence attains the required energy and environmental goals set forth by the City of Los Angeles including reflective roof surfaces, LED lighting, high efficiency HVAC systems, properly specified and installed insulation, high efficiency glazing systems, permeable ground surfaces, and a rainwater collection system that is used to irrigate the drought tolerant landscaping.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanPrinciples of effective site orientation are also utilized with southern facing walls that are without glazing or protected by overhangs. The formal decision to build a single-story residence ensures the building is largely shaded below the surrounding tree canopy and the resulting large roof area permits the installation of a 15kW photo-voltaic system capable of feeding excess power back into the city’s grid. A deep overhang mitigates solar heat gain and shields from the sun exposure.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanProject gallerySee allShow lessCo-working utopic_US Conde de Casal / Izaskun ChinchillaSelected ProjectsLaGuardia Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall / HOKSelected Projects Share Architects: Assembledge+ Area Area of this architecture project Susan Mitnick Design Studio CopyAbout this officeAssembledge+OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesOn FacebookLos ÁngelesUnited StatesPublished on August 01, 2020Cite: “Laurel Hills Residence / Assembledge+” 31 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Age Concern wins Campaigning Charity of the Year award

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 November 2006 | News Age Concern England was named Campaigning Charity of the Year at the Charity Champion Awards held by epolitix.com last night.The award is voted on by Parliamentarians and their staff. The award recognised Age Concern’s campaigning work to improve the lives of older people and fight for their rights. Age Concern was chosen from a shortlist of four charities selected by independent research on their impact and effective practice. This year the charity has been particularly vocal in improving the pension rights of women and carers; has exposed the scandal of older people suffering malnutrition in hospitals; and has continued to campaign for an end to age discrimination in the work place, in health and social services, and in society at large. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Gordon Lishman, Director General at Age Concern, was presented with the award by Actress Liz Smith, who plays Nana in the TV show “The Royal Family”, at a ceremony in Westminster.The Charity Champion Awards honour the hard work, time and effort devoted by MPs and Peers to charitable causes during the parliamentary year. Age Concern wins Campaigning Charity of the Year award  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Message to U.N.: Zimbabwe will never be a colony again!

first_imgProtesters chanted “Mugabe is right! Stand and fight!” outside the United Nations General Assembly in New York City Sept. 21. The December 12th Movement, Friends of Zimbabwe, the International Action Center and others rallied in solidarity with President Robert Mugabe’s call for “African land for African people” and demanded the imperialists keep their hands off independent Zimbabwe.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Noticias TCU

first_imgprint2 de Marzo 2020Nuevos detalles sobre el coronavirus en EEUU; que esperar del “Super Tuesday” en las elecciónes primarias; y celebrando una victoria de TCU basketball. Twitter Linkedin NewsNow Staff Logo for News Now broadcast TCU News Now 11/4/2020 TCU News Now 10/21/2020 Facebook TCU News Now 4/14/2021 Previous articleCollege of Fine Arts dean search to continue next yearNext articleCounty officials expect strong turnout on Super Tuesday NewsNow Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TCU News Now 11/11/2020 NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/center_img TCU News Now 10/28/2020 ReddIt NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ ReddIt NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ Linkedin Twitter NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ Facebook + posts TCU News Now 4/21/2021 last_img read more

Santorellis to retire after more than 30 years

first_img Shari Santorelli poses at the piano. Pinterest By admin – May 6, 2018 Local News Santorellis to retire after more than 30 years Twitter Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Two mainstays of the Midland Odessa Symphony will play their last concert together May 12.Michael and Shari Santorelli joined MOSC 34 years ago. Michael plays the trumpet with the Lone Star Brass and co-principal of trumpet and Shari is the accompanist for the orchestra and chorale.Both will have chairs at $75,000 each endowed in their honor.The couple is likely familiar to area music educators in the area as they have been affiliated with the local school districts and several educational institutions, colleges and universities. Michael Santorelli performs while his wife, Shari, accompanies him on the piano. The couple has been with the symphony for 34 years. WhatsApp Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale.MOSC Michael Santorelli.MOSC Shari Santorelli. Twitter Shari and Michael Santorelli pose for a photo. The couple has been with the MOSC for 34 years and are retiring. OC employee of the year always learning Shari and Michael Santorelli pose for a photo. The couple has been with the MOSC for 34 years and are retiring. Facebook Pinterest In 1992, the symphony was at a crossroads, Development Director Violet Singh said. Prior to that year, when there was a bust, fewer sponsorships were sold and subscriptions declined, which affected what was presented to the community.“So board at the time decided to start endowment fund. Their intention was that the earnings of the endowment fund would enable the symphony to maintain its artistic offerings to the community where it will not be much reduction in the artistry of what we do every year,” Singh said.The MOSC has announced that the endowed chairs for Michael J. Santorelli and Shari Santorelli have both been endowed by Karen and Spencer Beal.The Beal’s family ties to the MOSC stretches from its inception in 1962 through today and Spencer and Karen represent a second generation continuing a legacy of philanthropy that impacts the lives of residents in the Permian Basin and beyond, Singh said in an email.“It’s our privilege to honor Mike and Shari Santorelli with endowed chairs for the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale. We appreciate their more than 30-plus years of dedicated service to our communities. We wish them all our best on their future endeavors,” the Beals said in a statement.The Santorellis played their final Masterworks concert April 7 and their final pops and family concert May 12.If a professional performance is a month or two out, Michael Santorelli said he has to practice two hours every day to maintain his abilities.Shari Santorelli added that the music has become more challenging, as well.Michael Santorelli said the prospect is bittersweet. Shari Santorelli said they would miss the symphony.“It’s time for us to pass the baton,” Shari Santorelli said. “We’ve enjoyed it and we could stay, but I think it’s time for us to do other things, to travel, to visit family.”Both said they have to devote a lot of time to practice, which gets more difficult as the years go on. Michael is 67 and Shari is 66.The couple has three children and two grandchildren.More Information Michael Santorelli laughs during a performance with the MOSC. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Schools should grandfather students affected badly by rezoningNext articleJP runoff early voting begins May 14 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Santorellis to retire after more than 30 years 1 of 4 Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

‘We Can’t Allow Sexual Harassment Cases To Be Swept Under The Carpet’ : Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Judicial Officer’s Plea Against Disciplinary Proceedings

first_imgTop Stories’We Can’t Allow Sexual Harassment Cases To Be Swept Under The Carpet’ : Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Judicial Officer’s Plea Against Disciplinary Proceedings Srishti Ojha26 Feb 2021 12:29 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday asked a former District Judge from Madhya Pradesh to withdraw the petition filed by him challenging the disciplinary proceedings initiated by the MP High Court over the sexual harassment allegations made by a junior judicial officer. A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has however granted him the liberty to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday asked a former District Judge from Madhya Pradesh to withdraw the petition filed by him challenging the disciplinary proceedings initiated by the MP High Court over the sexual harassment allegations made by a junior judicial officer. A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has however granted him the liberty to appear before the Inquiry. “We cannot allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under the carpet like this” the bench observed while hearing the case. “You are walking on a very thin ice you can fall any time.You may have a chance in the inquiry they conduct you may acquitted”, the bench told Senior Advocate Balasubramaniam, who was representing the petitioner. After hearing the arguments, the Bench stated that it will write a short order dealing with the petitioner’s contention and dismiss the Special Leave Petition. However, on the Senior Counsel Balasubramaniam’s request for liberty to withdraw, the Court granted him permission to withdraw the case with liberty to participate in the inquiry. In the Court’s previous hearing, Senior Advocate Ravindra Shrivastava,appearing for the Madhya Pradesh High Court, had read out the WhatsApp messages sent by the petitioner to the complainant lady officer. The High Court’s lawyer said that a senior judicial officer should have had been more appropriate with his conduct while dealing with a lady officer junior to him. The Bench had agreed and remarked that to flirt with a junior official is not an acceptable conduct for a judge. The CJI had orally said, “To flirt with a junior official is not an acceptable conduct for a judge”.”Yes, if that is permitted, the atmosphere will be too in-conducive for judicial work”, the HC’s lawyer had concurred with the CJI’s observation.’To Flirt With A Junior Not An Acceptable Conduct For A Judge’ : Supreme Court To MP Judge Facing Disciplinary Proceedings For Sexual HarassmentThe petitioner’s counsel, Senior Advocate R Balasubramanium, had informed the bench that the lady officer has withdrawn her complaint under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, and therefore the disciplinary proceedings by the High Court are not maintainable. The bench had however observed that the woman might have withdrawn the complaint “because of some embarrassment” and that will not preclude the High Court from initiating separate departmental proceedings on its own.”We find the WhatsApp messages quite offensive and improper”, the CJI had observed last week.”This matter before the Gender Sensitization Committee has come to an end with the lady refusing to participate. Now HC wants to proceed.It is duty bound to proceed also, in a departmental enquiry. Is there any law which can prevent the HC from proceeding with enquiry?. Right to departmental enquiry is an inherent right of the employer even if there is no provision in the service law”, the bench had orally said.In September 2020, the SC had stayed the disciplinary proceedings, while issuing notice on the petition filed through Advocate Sachin Sharma. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Victim kicked and dragged during weekend assault in Ballybofey

first_img Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Victim kicked and dragged during weekend assault in Ballybofey WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – September 22, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleGardai reissue appeal over weekend crash in CarrigartNext articleMale wanted in connection with early morning assault in Letterkenny News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews An investigation is continuing into a weekend assault in Ballybofey.The incident happened at Main Street in the area of AIB bank on Sunday night at 10pm.The male victim in question was struck across the head by another male and was thrown to the ground.He was dragged out onto the Main Road where he was kicked a number of times to the head and body, sustaining various minor injuries as a result of the attack.Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault to come forward and also to anyone particularly taxi drivers who may have had a dash cam and caught the incident on their footage to come forward. Gardaí may be contacted on 074-9167100. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Staff must know risks of shares

first_imgEmployers must explain the risks as well as the benefits of new employeeshare plans to avoid disappointment, warns research by Towers Perrin. At least one million staff will be offered the chance to invest in theircompany on a tax-favoured basis, according to the report. The survey of 66 major employers reveals that 98 per cent are currentlydesigning share plans and intend to launch them within the next three to 12months. Mark Childs, global head of compensation at Fidelity Investments, warns thatHR departments will have to explain the negatives as well as the positives. He said, “The key thing about the new plan, which is different fromshare save schemes, is the investment risk employees will take on. Under thenew model, the employees carry the risk and if HR departments fail to reportthe risks and benefits then they will be at fault.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Staff must know risks of sharesOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Exeter students launch hall boycott

first_imgThe motion included a mandate for Collett-White to arrange a meeting with the college Rector, Bursar and catering managers where students could air their concerns about the cost of living in college. In an open email addressed to the Rector, along with catering staff, he said, “The hall charge imposed on members of the JCR is widely felt to be unjustly high, relative to other Oxford colleges, and any effort to reduce the cost of living for students is to be encouraged. The proposed open meeting is an opportunity for College to persuade students not to go ahead with a hall boycott. Students at the JCR meeting hoped this would involve an explanation of why the Fellows have set charges at Exeter far higher than other colleges, as well as providing greater transparency and some concrete proposals to reduce student dissatisfaction.”The boycott follows on from past disputes between the college and the JCR over finance issues. In an email to the JCR, the president said, “College failed to provide any evidence of their financial difficulty or need and failed to produce the schedules (as they agreed to do in 2009). The information College provided OUSU about their living costs was incorrect and did not include the full catering charge.”The JCR passed a similar motion last Trinity to hold a one day hall boycott. As a result, the college said they would explore alternatives and implement them by this Hilary term, but they have not yet fulfilled this promise. One anonymous Exeter student was optimistic about JCR support, saying, “Last year’s boycott had a 100% turnout! Because this is a longer boycott our focus is on ‘substantially reducing hall turnout’ rather than emptying hall entirely. It’s an optional boycott for students.”The Campaign Communications Officer emphasised the need for community involvement, stating, “In order to make the boycott last we need to provide Hallternatives for Exeter students. Some colleges and local businesses have already agreed to help out but we would really appreciate any more practical support, so if you are a JCR president and know that your hall would be able to take a few Exeter students we’d love to hear from you.”The JCR has spent £120 on utensils for cooking in the college’s sole kitchen and have arranged extra support from Balliol JCR. Exeter JCR has passed a motion to boycott hall in protest against the disproportionately high living costs faced by their students compared to other colleges across the university.The boycott will begin on 17th February and is aimed at forcing the college’s senior management to open a dialogue with students about the cost of living.The motion was carried by a margin of thirty votes with five students choosing to vote against, although the list of proposers and seconders featured over a hundred names.JCR President Richard Collett-White explained the reason behind the boycott. He said, “Exeter ranks bottom in Oxford for living costs satisfaction. We pay an £840 Catering Charge annually and yet more for each meal, making us the most expensive undergraduate college. It costs around £13 a day to eat in college taking the catering charge into account. This undermines our access efforts and affordability. Years of ‘negotiations’ have yielded precious little, leading to widespread demand for a boycott.”However, the college’s Rector, Frances Cairncross, CBE, FRSE, told Cherwell, “We are having conversations with the JCR and MCR about their views on the catering charge, and taking the opportunity to explain to them the true nature of college finances, about which there seems to be some uncertainty in the student body.”One student commented, “Everyone in the JCR is pissed off, so it is just a matter of whether people think that boycotting will work. I don’t really think we have any other option.”Another Exeter student, who wished to remain anonymous, told Cherwell, “Our college has been running a healthy surplus for several years – this year it nearly reached a million pounds of unrestricted surplus! Exeter is not a poor college, we’re just shockingly expensive. There’s a feeling that something has got to give – that if nothing is done about it, the JCR will be plagued by this problem for years to come.”last_img read more