From today's UK papers

December 6, 2000


The British Library is to cull its senior management and switch resources to electronic information gathering

Thirty years of effort by America's universities to attract more women have left them with a new problem, a shortage of men


Nottingham University faces an internal revolt over the decision to accept £3.8 million from British American Tobacco to open a school of business ethics


After coming within three hours of death by lethal injection, a prisoner in Texas has been given a stay of execution through the legal intervention of Julian Killingley, a law lecturer at the University of Central England


A cure for haemophilia could be just an injection away, according to research from the University of North Carolina


The government is to spend more than £1 billion over the next three years on improving basic skills for an estimated seven million adults who cannot read, write or do basic maths ( Financial Times, Independent, Daily Telegraph )

Washing-up bowls and reusable dish cloths should be banned from the kitchen, food bug experts at two universities have said ( Times, Independent, Daily Mail )

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