New gowns for students with Undergraduate Master’s degrees

first_imgThe new gowns, which are only to be worn by holders of an Undergraduate Master’s degree and at their graduation ceremony – but not by those currently studying – are to be comparable to graduate Master’s gowns. They will consist of a laced gown of the same pattern as the MSt type, and a silk hood lined with sand fabric in the same shape as the MA hood.Senior Proctor Professor Jonathan Mallinson told Cherwell, “Undergraduate Master’s degree courses include a fourth year of study which is closer to that of Masters’ level work; it is therefore appropriate that the gown should be distinguished from the ordinary BA gown”.He continued, “The design of the gown echoes that of the MSt which is perhaps the nearest equivalent to the final level of the undergraduate Masters.”The decision to adopt the new gowns, announced last Thursday, came after the vice-chancellor and proctors agreed upon the new design. The new arrangements will come into effect in January 2014, and will apply to holders of the MBiochem, MChem, MCompSci, MEarthSci, MMaths and MPhys degrees, as well as joint subject equivalents, and future degrees of the same status.One exasperated MPhys student told Cherwell, “I thought this would be something like a Scholars’ gown. That’s disappointing to say the least”.However, one Hertford chemist said, “I am glad that the extra year of study on our Masters course will be recognised in this way. It’s nice that the extra work that we will do is going to be acknowledged, even if we won’t be getting new gowns to wear around college”.last_img read more

Stronger Farms.

first_imgIt’ll Cost Farmers More The cost of fuel, fertilizer and borrowed money is expected tobe higher next year. Depending on the fuel prices, which showno signs of lowering, it will cost farmers 2 percent to 10 percentmore to produce their goods next year, Givan said.Cattle Outlook Stays Strong Georgia cattlemen, despite the drought, did well in 2000. It lookslike they will continue to do so for the next few years.”It was a very good year as far as prices for cattle farmers,”said John McKissick, a UGA economist who contributed to the report.”Cattle prices are going to be very favorable for the nextfew years, on into 2003.”Shoppers are demanding more beef. “We actually had a recordyear in beef production in the United States,” McKissicksaid, “and it sold at a higher price.”But Georgia cattlemen haven’t had a chance to fully enjoy thehigh prices. Because of the prolonged drought, they’ve had tospend more money to keep their herds fed and watered. This hascut into their profits.Next year, McKissick said, a reduction in the U.S. beef supplywill keep prices at higher levels.The same can’t be said for poultry, however.”For the first time in a long time,” McKissick said,”there is a softening in demand for poultry parts, particularlywith white meats domestically and dark meat with exports.”Today, about half of Georgia’s more than $6 billion farm incomeis from poultry production.To get a copy of the “2001 Georgia Farm Outlook and PlanningGuide,” contact your county UGA Extension Service office. With low prices and extreme drought, the past three years haven’tbeen kind to Georgia farmers. However, economists say better dayscould be ahead for the state’s agriculture.According to the “2001 Georgia Farm Outlook and PlanningGuide,” a report prepared by the University of Georgia Departmentof Agricultural and Applied Economics, Georgia’s slumping farmsector will stabilize in the coming year.Georgia consumers will continue to benefit, too. Because of anoversupply of many major farm commodities in the world, food priceswill likely increase at less than the rate of inflation.Row-crop Farming Still Tough … “Farmers still don’t have a lot of extra money,” saidBill Givan, a UGA economist who contributed to the report. “It’spretty much the same across the board. Farmers just didn’t getby (in 2000) on the crops they grew. They’re just sort of hangingon right now.”The report said personal farm income will continue to drop slightlynext year, mainly due to low commodity prices, higher costs anda decrease in government payments…. But Has Potential Due to expected trade growth, the report says, longer-term projectionslook good for agriculture. Net farm income is expected to climbin 2002 and continue to grow in the future.A tightening of world supplies coupled with an increase in demandwill encourage cotton prices to stabilize and possibly rise inthe coming year. The U.S. 2001 cotton acreage is expected to equalthat of 2000. If this holds true, near record exports will beneeded to avoid an oversupply.Peanuts are expected to remain at government support prices. Lastweek, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the 2001national poundage quota for peanuts will remain at the 2000 level:1.18 million tons.Foreign competition will continue to put pressure on the U.S.peanut industry. U.S. growers hope to offset this with higheryields and increased demand.last_img read more

Another 11 IMCA rookie feature winners get Speedway Motors award packages

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Eleven more IMCA rookie drivers have received $100 gift cards and prize packages from Speedway Motors after winning career-first features.By division, those drivers include:IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified – Chris Heim at WaKeeney Speedway on May 4; Jake Strayer at Quad City Speedway on May 25; Brenten DeYoung at Crystal Motor Speedway on May 25; and Kenny Baumann at Billings Motorsports Park on June 7.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car – Tony Dowd at Kennedale Speedway Park on May 17. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod – Jorddon Braaten at Southern Oregon Speedway on May 17; and Rich Pavlicek at Buffalo River Race Park on June 8. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod – Garett Rawls at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on May 30.Mach-1 Sport Compact – Austin Maxwell at Aztec Speedway on May 3; Jacob Kofoot at Hancock County Speedway on May 16; and Colton Florea at Algona Raceway on May 31.last_img read more

Busy month ahead for Tipp hurlers

first_imgThe recently appointed boss thinks the work put in January could really stand to players in the National League and the championship.Tipp began their 2016 programme with a victory over Offaly last Sunday and have another game this weekend.Michael believes his players will benefit from the demanding programme set out for them.last_img