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January 10, 2005

Alarm over medic student debt
Medical students are facing debts of £20,000 by the time they qualify as doctors.
Evening Standard, Education Guardian

Leaderless Ulster in talks
The governing council of the University of Ulster will hold a special meeting tomorrow to discuss the institution's future following the long absence of its vice-chancellor, Gerry McKenna.
Education Guardian

Philosopher under fire
France's love affair with its highest-profile living philosopher, Bernard-Henri Lévy, appears to be at an end after the publication of a number of books attacking his writings and methodology. The latest critique, by the investigative journalist Philippe Cohen, brands Lévy intellectually "incoherent". His book, BHL - a biography , published this week, coldly sets out to unmask the philosopher.
Daily Telegraph

Thoroughly modern monasteries
Business schools around the world are migrating to a new generation of well-equipped and lavish buildings.
Financial Times

Count down to blast-off
A spacecraft is to be launched this week on a spectacular mission to blow a chunk the size of Rome's Coliseum out of a comet. The Deep Impact probe's 80 million-mile journey will end in a 23,000mph collision creating a celestial firework display visible from Earth with binoculars on July 4, American Independence Day.
Daily Telegraph

Olive oil may cut breast cancer
Scientists have discovered why the Mediterranean diet protects against breast cancer. The secret appears to be olive oil, which is high in oleic acid. In laboratory experiments using breast-cancer cells, a US team has shown that oleic acid cuts the levels of the breast cancer-promoting gene Her-2/ neu by up to 46 per cent.
The Times

From the weekend papers

Scottish universities are facing a legal test case to prevent them discriminating against English students by charging them higher fees.
Sunday Times

A quarter of language schools raided by immigration officers were found to be fronts for visa scams.
News of the World

Graduates are postponing their careers to travel, work in less pressured jobs or simply to relax.
Independent on Sunday

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