Smart money on compromise

September 16, 2005

The book is now open on who will replace Sir Howard at the funding council. The general consensus among the circling university heads seems to be that a v-c from the '94 group is the most likely compromise option. They say politicians will fear accusations of elitism if they parachute in a big Russell Group name, and a move to recruit someone from Campaigning for Mainstream Universities is deemed equally risky.

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