Tag: Poverty

#BLM, Sport

One Huge Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Diversity

At the 1968 Olympic Games, Tommie Smith, setting a world record, came first in the 200m sprint, with John Carlos placing third. After the event, the duo wore black socks and no shoes to protest Black poverty and made the Black power salute on the podium. Avery Brundage, President of the International Olympic Committee had…

Global

Deadly protests continue in Iraq

Breaking out on the 1st October 2019, Iraq has been subject to the deadliest string of protests since 2003 and the capture of Saddam Hussein. Over 110 citizens have been killed and thousands more have been injured. The government authorities have been attempting to contain the news from reaching international media by implementing a near…

Interview

Madhu Sarin Interview

Madhu Sarin, one of this year’s honorary graduates, received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law for her work in the field of development, specialising in poverty alleviation, housing and natural resource management. She has helped write many papers for the Development School here at UEA and has been a leading figure in the drafting and…

News

Poorer students should be given lower Ucas offers, government recommends

Universities should accept lower offers from students with disadvantaged backgrounds, a government review has recommended. A Social Mobility Advisory Group, report set up to address issues surrounding underrepresented groups in higher education, has proposed that students “held back by poverty” should be given lower A-Level requirements. The report suggested that institutions should enforce “positive discrimination”…

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