From today's UK papers

January 31, 2001

THE INDEPENDENT

Lord Archer has told the Cambridge University magazine Varsity that members of ethnic minorities were not made to feel welcome in the Conservative party.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

A test of male fertility has been developed by Oregon Health Sciences University that could help the 20 per cent of infertile couples where current methods fail to find an explanation.

THE TIMES

The Commons Education Select Committee is divided over whether to reject chancellor Gordon Brown's criticism of Oxford University as "elitist" after Magdalen College rejected Laura Spence's application to read medicine.

Police pursuing the killers of two professors at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire have not ruled out the possibility that the murders were random.

MISCELLANY

A string of authorities, including Liverpool University, proved incapable of tackling the pathologist at the centre of the Alder Hey organ storage scandal. ( Guardian , Independent )

A macho culture at Cambridge University is intimidating and alienating employees, a staff survey has concluded. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times )

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