A team of scientists in the US has actually been awarded a $3.9 million (2.5 million) grant to discoverlearn what makes people “morally remarkable”, The Independent reported on 8 September. “The Beacon Project” at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, which will certainly last for three years, will certainly try to get to the essence of exactly what makes individuals great by taking a look at “moral super stars” in the public eye as well as those who are less well known. William F. Fleeson, teacher of psychology at Wake Forest, insisted that the research study was not attemptingattempting to push any kind of “program” and kept that researchers on the team consisted of “liberals, conservatives, Christians and non-Christians”, the newspaper reported.

A reminder of Vince Cable’s pitched battles in the union federal government with home secretary Theresa Might over worldwide students came this week with the release of his memoir After The Storm. The former profession secretary information how the Home Workplace saw India and China “mostly in terms of hundreds of millions of possible unlawful immigrants and asylum-seekers” despite the remainder of the government promoting “scholastic visits and the export industry of overseas students”. He confirms that chancellor George Osborne was “normally an ally in these scraps” but neither he nor David Cameron “was ever readyready to face down” Ms Might. The book comes as proof emerges that the division is as filled as ever, even with simply the Tories in power. The Times reported on 11 September that Ms Might was still under pressure on the issue of whether to take international students from the net migration count, with Mr Osborne, international secretary Philip Hammond and company secretary Sajid Javid all supporting such a move.

Sports matches in between neighbouring UK universities prompt bitter competitions, however perhaps not fairly to the level seen in the United States. A prime example was supplied when the marching band director of Kansas State University was suspended recently over a development made use of throughout the half time of a Football video game. According to Inside Greater Ed, the formation – at a match versus the University of South Dakota – had suggested to portray the starship Enterprise from Star Trek damaging the mascot of Kansas State’s main rival, the University of Kansas Jayhawk. But many of those enjoying the game and discussing social networks believed that the Business appeared like male genitalia, with the formation ending up resembling a sex act. In a statement, the band director Frank Tracz said that there had been absolutely no objective to reveal anything aside from “the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in fight”. But Kansas State still suspended him, stating that the destruction of the Jayhawk fell short of “sportsmanship”. Dr Tracz does appear to have the assistance of Captain Kirk, however. William Shatner, who played Kirk in the original TELEVISION series, tweeted that the sanctions were a “travesty” and the leaders of the sports conference ought to “get their eyes inspected”.

The University of Salford has actually launched a mobile phone app to help students in clearing to find “the course of their dreams” with a functionality similarmuch like Tinder, the popular dating app. The Match Made in Salford app allows prospective students to swipe left or right when they are provided with customised course recommendations based upon their grades achieved, chosen subject locationsdisciplines and careers of interest. John McCarthy, director of marketing and student recruitment at Salford, stated that since cleaning was a stressful time, “we felt it was essentialwas necessary making the experience reassuring and satisfying – less about panic buying and more about helping people make the right options”. Not that anybody has ever made a rash choice on Tinder, obviously.

Access to wi-fi is now near the top of the list of things students expect on showing up at university. But a row over its use has actually engulfed the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College after the institution blocked access to legal pornography sites, The Age reported on 12 September. College master Rufus Black said that allowing such access would amount to excusing the objectification of females. However students paying A$ 200 (92) a semester for wi-fi have said that provided that websites are legal it should be their decision whether to access them. “I would personally prefer to see colleges tackling concerns around respect for ladies’s bodies and permission through academic programmes and ensuring students get detailed information on permission as part of their college orientation,” said Rachel Withers, president of Melbourne’s student union.