From today's UK papers

September 11, 2001

Financial Times 
A profile of Sir Alec Broers, vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, is included in a supplement on Cambridge.

The Guardian
An 18-year-old Alabama choir girl who just wanted to make friends and have some fun at college has uncovered a powerful clandestine network of all-white fraternities and sororities.
One child in 100 in the United States is exploited by the commercial sex industry, says a report from the University of Pennsylvania.

Although she may be hailed as an inspiration to other working-class teenagers, Laura Young warns of financial hurdles that could deter them from even thinking of university.
Conor Ryan, special adviser to David Blunkett when he was education secretary, warns Estelle Morris not to concede too much to the universities.

The Independent
Music fans can study for a degree in pop at Liverpool John Moores University from the start of the next academic year.
The earliest surviving printed copies of plays by William Shakespeare are expected to fetch up to £2.6 million when they are auctioned at Christie's in New York next month.
The Daily Mail
Doing the night shift could put workers more at risk of abnormal heart rhythms and possible heart attacks, say researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

The Daily Telegraph
Painters, decorators, printers and DIY fanatics who work with solvents risk low sperm counts, according to research from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Humans have been caring for each other for longer than we thought, say researchers at the University of Quebec and the University of Washington. They argue that the owner of a 175,000-year-old, toothless jaw fragment would have depended on others for soft food.


James Tobin, originator of the 30-year-old plan for a tax on currency speculation, says its adoption by anti-globalists is based on misunderstanding. (Financial Times, Independent)

Vatican theologians plan to rewrite the Bible to take account of what they have learned from the Dead Sea scrolls. (Daily Telegraph, Times)

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