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July 23, 2003

Chinese students test Blair over Iraq and Kelly
Chinese students gave Tony Blair a public mauling yesterday over the war in Iraq and the death of David Kelly as controversy continued to dog the prime minister during his Far East tour. Despite being 5,500 miles from home, Mr Blair found himself repeatedly put on the spot and unable to escape the political crisis that has raged in Westminster in his absence. He was ambushed by students during a question and answer session at a Beijing university over how he felt when he heard about Mr Kelly's death on the flight to Tokyo, whether he had lied about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and how he planned to regain trust at home.
(Financial Times)

First human tongue transplant succeeds
A man given the world's first successful tongue transplant was in an "excellent condition" after the 14-hour operation, surgeons said yesterday. The 42-year-old Austrian, who was suffering from a malignant tumour of the tongue and jaw, had the pioneering operation 10 days ago in the  University Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vienna's General Hospital.
(Daily Telegraph)

Learning not a passive process
Comment on how a current university education teaches students to play the system, but not how to engage with their subject.
(Daily Telegraph)

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