RFA Mounts Bay delivers first aid to Bahamas

first_img View post tag: Bahamas Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay distributed relief items, including vital shelter kits to The Bahamas which was hit by the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.A rigid-hulled inflatable boat was deployed from RFA Mounts Bay on September 4 with a dedicated humanitarian and disaster relief team to join up with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and unload vital aid to some of those who have been worst hit by the storm.The ship has been in the Caribbean since June in preparation for the hurricane season and was re-tasked last week to sail to The Bahamas in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, the strongest ever recorded in The Bahamas.“An RFA Mounts Bay Wildcat helicopter has begun conducting reconnaissance flights of The Bahamas to help assess the damage and the crew have begun distributing UK aid,” defense secretary Ben Wallace said.“My thoughts remain with those affected and our world-class military will continue to assist the Bahamas government to offer relief and aid to those who need it most.”RFA Mounts Bay has embarked a dedicated HADR team, and is carrying vital aid and specialist equipment, such as all-terrain quads, dump trucks, diggers and stores. It also stores DFID water carriers, hygiene kits including basic items such as soap, and shelter kits. Since Hurricane Dorian hit, a liaison officer from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and a DFID humanitarian expert have been onboard to help coordinate the relief efforts.It also has a Wildcat helicopter that has been conducting reconnaissance flights over the islands to assess the damage and provide important intelligence to the Bahamian government and the team of DFID experts who have deployed to the region. Share this article View post tag: Hurricane Dorian View post tag: Royal Navy Photo: Royal Navy file photo View post tag: RFA Mounts Baylast_img read more

 

Pool – Public Safety Officer (Hourly/Casual)

first_imgPosition Summary Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaininga diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, makingdecisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or anyother protected class. Requisition IDreq8 Veterans: DD214Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Departmentof VA This Hourly Hiring Pool represents current or potential hourlynon-benefited Public Safety Officer job openings. There is noguarantee of employment from this hiring pool. Positions are notbenefited. Jobs are located in any of several campuses and centersthroughout the PCC district. Multiple work shifts and locations maybe filled from this pool. Hours and schedules vary. Night andweekend work will be required.Compensation category:Service Assistant/Maintenance – Casual Employment – Level 3.Job Summary:Under the direction of a Public Safety Sergeant or higher official,the Public Safety Officer performs general duty public safety workin the protection of life and property throughout the college.Utilizing established procedures, responds and takes appropriateaction in the event of crime, fire, or medical emergencies.Conducts foot, bicycle and vehicle patrol on a random basis. Takesaction when necessary in the enforcement of certain state and locallaws. Provides a broad scope of assistance to students, staff, andpublic, ranging from dispensing simple directions to performingemergency medical first responder activities and intervening insituations of criminal or violent nature. Acts in place of aSergeant when authorized.Multiple work shifts and locations may be filled from this pool.Nights and weekends will be required. Preferred QualificationsA current DPSST certification from the State of Oregon ispreferred. Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans’Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifyingveterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.You will be given instructions during the application processto claim Veterans’ Preference in the recruitment of this position,and to provide the documents required for verification ofeligibility. Please do not send your documentation to thehiring manager directly.For verification of eligibility, please submit the followingdocumentation: Physical Requirements Physical Requirements:At college expense, must be examined by a physician and meet thefollowing requirements: possess normal color discrimination,binocular coordination, and peripheral vision; possess uncorrectedor corrected visual acuity of 20/20 in both eyes combined; possessunaided or aided hearing with a hearing threshold level that doesnot exceed 25 dB in either ear at the frequencies of 500 Hz, 1000Hz, and 2000 Hz (or an average in both ears of 25 dB forfrequencies 500, 1000, 2000), 35 dB for 3000 Hz, and 45 dB for 4000Hz.Must be able to: stand for long periods of time; walk,run, climb, bend, stoop and lift weights commensurate with need toperform medical and/or other assistance; sprint for short spans oftime; wear a uniform and equipment weighing approximately 25pounds; be physically fit and able to use physical force tointervene in situations when necessary.Work Environment:Must be able to work rotating shifts and days off with overtime asrequired, and early/late hours with call-back hours as needed. Mustbe able to work inside and outside in extreme weather conditions.May be exposed to hazardous materials, infectious diseases,blood-borne pathogens, steam, battery acid, loud noises, noxiousodors, smoke and/or fire. Must be able to correctly use filtermasks and respirator equipment. Must be able to adapt to rapidlychanging environments and continual interruptions duringshifts. Basic Qualifications – High school diploma or equivalent.- Two years of college level coursework in Criminal Justice, orrelated discipline. Experience in the field, including militaryexperience, may substitute on a year for year basis for the collegerequirement.- Must be 21 years of age.- Must meet the minimum training and certification standardsestablished by the Department.- Must be able to pass both a personal and criminal historybackground investigation.- Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or any crime forwhich a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one year may beimposed.- Must not have been convicted of any law of this state or anyother jurisdiction involving the unlawful use, possession,delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, ordangerous drug.- Must be bondable.- Must have a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle inthe state of Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.- Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and writtencommunication skills, independently analyze situations and quicklyidentify appropriate action, work under pressure, and remain calmand objective. Employment TypeCasual Employee Pool – Public Safety Officer (Hourly/Casual)last_img read more

 

Head, Metadata and Discovery

first_imgOpen Until FilledYes Grant funded position?No Reporting to Associate Dean for Collections, Discovery &Budget, the Head, Metadata and Discovery provides leadership andstrategic direction of the department.Manages and directs staff in the creation of metadata andcataloging in all formats. Creates, documents, manages, and refinescataloging and metadata workflows for materials including, but notlimited to, print and electronic monographs, series, standingorders, serials, digital collections and media. Proposes andmonitors vendor services that facilitate processing and delivery ofinformation resources. Provides staff training in metadatadescription and cataloging. Manages and reports metrics forassessment and external reporting. Directs bibliographic andauthority maintenance activities, ensuring database quality andaccuracy. Supervises three librarians, five staff members, andstudent workers.The Head, Metadata and Discovery is an essential member of thedivision’s leadership team and is expected to play an integral rolein the success of division-wide operations. As a member of the VCULibraries’ management council, the position will work withdepartment head colleagues across the libraries to advancestrategic initiatives.The Head, Metadata and Discovery is expected to be activeprofessionally and to contribute to developments in the field.Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on thebasis of job performance, scholarship, and professional developmentand service. Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty This position provides leadership to the team for original,adjusted and copy cataloging and bibliographic control for a widerange of print and non-print materials in various formats whichcontribute to student success. Position NumberF62410 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible VCU Libraries welcomes all applications through the eJobsapplication on the VCU HR website. Please submit the completedapplication plus a cover letter, CV, and in a single pdf, 3professional references and their contact information. Required Qualifications At least three years of increasingly responsible professionalcataloging and metadata practice and managerial supervisoryexperience in an academic or research library.Comprehensive knowledge of and experience guiding others inapplying cataloging principles and standards, including RDA, AACR2,LC- PCC PSs, MARC and non- MARC metadata schemas.Experience with NACO, BIBCO or other PCC programs. Familiarity withemerging standards and initiatives, such as BIBFRAME, RDF, andlinked data.Experience guiding others in creating original as well as copybibliographic records, with OCLC Connexion, national bibliographicutilities, integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services,ebook management, authority control services, and automatedroutines for bibliographic maintenance.Knowledge of languages in addition to English.Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.Experience at urban research institutions, HBCU or minority servinginstitutions is desired. Type of SearchNational Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/97642 Number of Months12 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Diversity Statement Information ALA -accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree inanother appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working inand fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment orcommitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .center_img Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Preferred Qualifications Working TitleHead, Metadata and Discovery Mission or Goal of Unit RankOpen Application Deadline Date Date Posted02/25/2020 Application Process/Additional Information Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal DepartmentUniversity Libraries Posted SalaryNot less than $70,000 Position Responsibilities Proposed Hire Date06/10/2020 * How did you hear about this job?(Open Ended Question)* If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question)* Do you have or will you have by the date of hire, an advanceddegree in a related field?(Open Ended Question) The VCU Libraries transforms our communities by enrichingscholarship, learning, and clinical care through our teaching, ourcollections, and our leadership. School/UnitVCU Librarieslast_img read more

 

AY20-21 Adjunct Faculty, Marketing

first_imgPosition Details * Please describe any experience you have teaching marketingcourses such as Promotional Strategies, Marketing Management,International Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior,Professional Selling and Digital Marketing(Open Ended Question) * What academic discipline did you earn your degree(s)in?(Open Ended Question)* How many years of managerial or executive experience inAdvertising, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, or in aclosely related field do you have?0-3 years3-5 years5-7 years7-9 years9+ years Quicklink for Postinghttps://employment.govst.edu/postings/5352 * Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?YesNo Position End Date (if temporary) * Do you have experience teaching at the college/universitylevel?yesno Position’s Functional TitleAY20-21 Adjunct Faculty, Marketing Position Summary Department Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). – Prior experience teaching Marketing Management, PromotionalStrategies, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, ProfessionalSelling, or Marketing Logistics and Distribution at the graduate orundergraduate level.- Ability to teach specific courses in Promotional Strategies,Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Professional Selling,Marketing Management, and International Marketing.- Ability to teach online using the Blackboard e-Learningplatform.- Certifications appropriate to the specific field ofexpertise. Posting Date07/05/2020 Position Start Date Open Until FilledYescenter_img Governors State University’s College of Business seeks to create anavailable pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates to teach courses inMarketing. The major responsibilities of an adjunct faculty memberare to teach courses such as Marketing Management, PromotionalStrategies, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, DigitalMarketing and Professional Selling. Adjunct faculty should be ableto support their course online and use appropriate softwaretools.Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and transcripts forconsideration.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part ofthe faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership ofthe Faculty Senate. Position TypeAdjunct Preferred Qualifications Employee ID Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeTranscriptsCover LetterList of ReferencesOptional DocumentsLetter of RecommendationCertification/Professional LicenseTeaching PhilosophyOtherOther2Other3 Special Instructions to Applicants * What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreeDoctorate DegreeABD – Master’s or higher degree in Marketing, or an MBA with aspecialization in Marketing.- Substantial current managerial or executive experience (more thanfive years) in Advertising, Marketing Research, MarketingManagement, or in a closely related field. Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty Posting NumberFA0349P Minimum Qualifications Closing Date07/31/2021 Type of SearchExternallast_img read more

 

Line Cook

first_imgQuick Linkhttps://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4341 Position Title:Line Cook About the University/College Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterProfessional Reference SheetOptional Documents Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Information Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right onceinterviewing has begun to stop accepting applications. Department:Dining Services Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: High school diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate.Previous experience in culinary field and food services includingcooking for large groups. Vacancy Number:S-00636 Special Instructions to Applicants: Follows detailed instructions andprocedures.Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients,equipment and proceduresAccuracy and speed in executing assigned tasksProven cooking experience, including experience as a Line Chef,Restaurant Cook or Prep CookAble to meet physical demands such as lifting at least 50 lbs. aswell as standing on your feet for up to 8 hoursIn-depth knowledge of food processing and safety Minimum Qualifications: This posting will remain open until closed:Yes Job Close Date: Duties and Responsibilities: Job Open Date:08/12/2020 Employment Type:Full-Time Salary Band:103 Classification Title:Cook Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’stop universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one ofthe best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, isdesignated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistentlychosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomeryprovides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practicalexperience, often from professionals in the field. AUM Campus Dining, within the Division of Campus/AuxiliaryServices, at Auburn University at Montgomery is seeking to fillmultiple Line Cook positions. The Line Cook will be a fundamentalteam member of Campus Dining which delivers nutritional foodoptions through various venues.The Line Cook will:Sets up kitchen for meal preparation and cook designatedmeals.Ensure that all cooking, prep, and food handling areas and surfacesare thoroughly cleaned and sanitized at the end of every workday.Keep kitchen and equipment used in meal preparation cleanedproperly.Deliver food and beverages to other areas of the facility.Utilize proper storage and handling procedures on all food andsupplies.Work in conjunction with other line cooks and kitchen staff toensure that food is rotated on schedule from freezers and walk-insto prep areas, and then on to the line for cooking.May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks toothers. Position Profile Linklast_img read more

 

Theatre Arts Lecturer Pool

first_imgAddress inquiries to Nikole Abrego, Administrative Analyst,[email protected] CVCover LetterStatement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teach and, if possible, timesavailable for teaching assignmentsThree references with contact information Department SummaryThe Department of Film and Theatre has two major programs:Radio-Television-Film and Theatre Arts that prepare students forcareers as actors, performers, directors, script writers,producers, designers, technicians, managers, and scholarly/criticalwriters.We offer training and experience in radio, television, film, andtheatre production as well as courses in the history, scholarship,and aesthetics of these media. The department creates short andfeature films through SpartanFilm Studios , a full season of stage productions, and otherfaculty, staff, and student production projects. Students canparticipate in the department’s full-time radio station, KSJS 90.5 , which provides entertainment,sports, and community service to the Bay Area.Brief Description of DutiesTeach undergraduate courses in Theatre Arts, including courses inthe Theatre Arts major and those offered under General Education;hold regular office hours; work cooperatively with staff, chair,and other faculty members; participate in course assessmentactivities; address the needs of a student population of greatdiversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language,and academic preparation.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for theSJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must beanchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty- studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required QualificationsM.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. with significant professional experience,strong teaching skills, and competence or training in radio,television and/or film studies, performance, or production.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents:center_img The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: December 04, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img read more

 

Online UCAS delays

first_imgUCAS’ move to scrap traditional paper applications in favour of the online system has caused problems in the efficiency of this year’s Oxford admissions process. A spokesperson from Oxford University said, “We haven’t received everything in the format they expected.” A spokesperson for UCAS stated, “There have been issues with the paper copy forms that many universities and colleges still require.” Problems have arisen as Oxbridge deadlines are earlier than those for other universities, and any technical difficulties place pressure upon Oxford’s admissions department in order to prepare candidates for the interview procedure.Currently, the separate form for Oxford University can only be completed by paper and sent directly to the University.ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more

 

Police investigate claims of assault outside Filth

first_imgPolice are investigating an Oxford student’s claims that he was attacked by a bouncer outside Filth after being ejected from the club. Charlie Moore, a first year Brasenose student, claims that he was left with a bloody nose after the incident, which he says took place in the early hours of Friday morning.Speaking about what he claims took place Moore said, “For no reason that I can remember I was picked up and thrown out of the club by a bouncer and then physically thrown onto the floor outside Filth. I got up and naturally wanted to go back inside. But when I approached the bouncer and asked if I could go back in he told me to ‘fuck off’. Then he head butted me in the nose so hard that I had blood gushing everywhere. I went back over to my friends and another guy called the police.” Whilst admitting he was rather drunk at the time, Moore claims that had the bouncer insisted on him leaving he “would have been happy to do so.”While the police took statements Moore says that he spoke to the management at Filth. “They said that the reason I had been thrown out was because I had been touching the fire exit. But that does not give the bouncers the right to manhandle me.”The management of Filth claim that they have subsequently checked CCTV footage of the evening and could not find anything to corroborate the claim of the attack.  Filth owner Stuart Kerley said that Moore was thrown out for pulling down drapes on the club’s dancefloor. He denied that any of the club’s bouncers could have been involved, insisting that they were inside the bar at the time of the alleged attack.“It’s a bit of a mystery,” said Kerley. “As far as we’re concerned we’ve done an internal investigation and there is no evidence of anything at all.” Louise Randall, Vice President (Welfare and Equal Opportunities) of OUSU said, “All students deserve to have fun and feel safe at every club night they attend. If clubs and their promoters are going to provide an environment for students to have fun and have a drink in they need to take some responsibility for maintaining a safe atmosphere; the door staff are there to help with that, and if this allegation is true then something has clearly gone wrong down at Filth.”Moore was more philosophical, saying simply “I think I will be giving Filth a wide berth, for this term at least.”by Katherine Hall, Deputy News Editorlast_img read more

 

Religion is innate, says controversial study

first_imgDr Justin Barrett, from Oxford University’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind, has claimed that humans are naturally disposed to believe in God from birth, in a lecture at Cambridge’s Faraday Institute.He claims that his research has shown that small children have an innate belief that the natural world has been designed with purpose and intention.The research project from which Barrett drew his findings came under severe criticism last year, due to the allegedly pro-religious leanings of the foundation which backed the study, which a Nobel prize winner claimed was attempting to “drag us back into the Dark Ages.”The John Templeton Foundation, which has an endowment of over $1 billion, was founded in 1987 by lifelong Presbyterian and investor Sir John Templeton, a former Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, who has said that “scientific revelations may be a goldmine for revitalizing religion in the 21st Century.”Dr Barrett’s study received £1.9 million from the Foundation, which earlier this year denied that it only gave money to projects with a religious bias.Speaking about his findings, Barrett said, “if we threw a handful of children on an island and they raised themselves I think they would be religious.”He said that previous research supports his argument, continuing, “children younger than 10 favoured creationist accounts of the origins of animals over evolutionary accounts even when their parents and teachers endorsed evolution. Authorities’ testimony didn’t carry enough weight to over-ride a natural tendency.”Critics, including Professor Lewis Wolpert, have commented that the research proves little beyond the logical nature of human minds and our need, both as children and adults, to search out knowledge and answers.He told Radio 4’s Today program, “there’s nothing in our brains that makes us believe in one particular religion and a particular God.”He added, “what our beliefs really want to do is they want to explain things that matter to us and that’s one of the evolutionary functions of religion.”In February the study came under severe criticism from scientists who objected to the Templeton Foundation’s funding of the study.Nobel Prize laureate Sir Harold Kroto commented that the John Templeton Foundation’s “only mission is to undermine the ethical position of the scientific community.“They could not care a fuck what the outcome is they will still go on funding this sort of inane crap in an attempt to drag us back into the Dark ages. Galileo is turning in his grave.”He added that the funding was only provided to gain “the reputation of Oxford University…to give their pathetic initiatives some apparent semblance of scientific credibility.”Dr Barrett, in his lecture to the Cambridge University’s Faraday Institute this week has emphasized that the purpose of the study is to “encourage empirical research testing out claims about the natural, cognitive foundations of religion.”The president of Oxford’s Christian Union, Dave Meryon, reacted to the research, “although this study cannot prove the existence of God or vice versa, it is fascinating because it corresponds to the Christian belief of a God who ‘has also set eternity in the hearts of men.’”last_img read more

 

Union rules changes overturned a week before elections

first_imgFollowing a complaint made against Union President Mayank Banerjee’s decision to hold a Poll on electoral rules changes, which were passed by a large majority, the Returning Officer has issued an interpretation which overturns the Poll and reverses the electoral changes.The rules changes included the introduction of a ‘Re-Open Nominations’ option on ballot papers, as well as legalizing many forms of campaigning and slates.Explaining his actions, the Returning Officer Thomas Reynolds wrote, “it has become apparent to me that the interpretations issued by the President regarding the processes for changing the Rules are wrong.” He further stated that under the current conditions, “it is insupportable for me to run these Elections in a transparent and correct manner.”Reynolds continued, “the validity of this Poll has been called into question and is currently the subject of an SDC [Senior Disciplinary Complaint]. The SDC cannot now meet until after the printing of ballot papers, which must either contain an option for Re-Open Nominations, or not.“As the Returning Officer I cannot allow the integrity of the Society’s elections to be called into question when I am able to ensure an increased degree of legitimacy.”Reynolds explained that under the Union Rules a Poll can only be held after a debate and motion at one of the Union’s Thursday debates.He added that the decision to proceed with a Poll  “removes the right of the Members to debate any motion, to bring amendments, or otherwise to alter the motion that could then be put to a Poll if requisitioned properly.”In the nine-page document, the Returning Officer includes annotated versions of interpretations issued by the President, declaring these interpretations variously “relying on fallacious suppositions”, “at best wrong and at worst misleadingly so” and “false.”The interpretation concluded, “The Rules have therefore not been changed or otherwise amended, nor has any new Rule been enacted, or any old Rule repealed. The alleged Poll of Thursday 13 November has had no effect on the Society’s Rules.”The interpretation means that all four of the Union’s senior positions will be automatically elected unopposed.Robert Weeden-Sanz, Stuart Webber, Antonia Trent and Robert Harris were the only members to nominate for President, Librarian, Treasurer and Secretary respectively. However voters will now no longer have a chance to select ‘Re-Open Nominations’ in the election.President Mayank Banerjee was unavailable for comment when contacted by Cherwell.However Cherwell understands that the Senior Disciplinary Complaint against him has now been withdrawn following the interpretation.last_img read more