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March 14, 2001

Row could damage business school recruitment
The head of Oxford's Said Business School has warned that recruitment could suffer as a result of controversy over the involvement of the prime minister’s office in the school's planning process. Anthony Hopwood said: “We must not let political rows overshadow our academic success.”

Museums seek dialogue with higher education
Education secretary David Blunkett launched the Clore Education Centre at the British Museum today at a conference on the role of museums in education. John Reeve, head of education at the British Museum, said he hoped to develop a dialogue between the the museum community and higher education.

Anti-smokers urge Nottingham boycott
Anti-smoking group Students for Action on Smoking and Health is urging would-be applicants to boycott Nottingham University’s open day this weekend in protest over the institution accepting a £3.8 million donation from British American Tobacco.

Edinburgh switches to renewable energy
Edinburgh University’s students’ association premises will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy from April 1, in the wake of a motion passed at the association’s general council. This capitalises on Edinburgh’s three-year deal with ScottishPower for electricity from renewable sources.

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