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April 8, 2002

Students caught in Ramallah crossfire return home
Eight Sussex University students trapped in Ramallah during the Israeli army's move into the city have returned to the UK.

Australia allows stem-cell research but not cloning
Australia is to legislate to allow embryonic stem-cell research but will not permit therapeutic cloning. Researchers will be able to use excess assisted reproductive technology embryos that would otherwise be destroyed.

Ethnic undergraduates seek square deal in Square Mile
Undergraduates from ethnic minorities will get a taste of working life in leading investment banks this week under an initiative to boost their chances of a career in the City. About 180 undergraduates from universities across the UK and Ireland will spend a day at a top bank in the City of London. The initiative is supported by the Commission for Racial Equality.

US educationist to deliver streaming warning
American education expert Adam Gamoran will tomorrow give a public lecture at Edinburgh University warning that creating separate classes for high achievers in schools risks exacerbating social inequality, since it often leads to poor teaching for low achievers.

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