James Merill

James has written 30 articles for Nouse

Students and staff pay fond tribute to Ken Todd

Students and staff have described the James College Provost Ken Todd as a “legend” and a “unique character” in the run-up to his retirement this September

Brian Cantor: a distant leader

Jamie Merrill talks exclusively to the Vice-Chancellor about Heslington East, BAE Systems and York’s future

York condemned for Sudan investment

The University’s investment policy has come under increased scrutiny after documents obtained by Nouse under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the University’s academic pension fund manager USS Ltd holds shares in Petrochina, a company with links to the war-torn area of Darfur

‘Campus Ken’ has two more years in his Langwith room

In a surprise move, University managers have reversed a decision to force Ken Fairburn, Langwith’s resident hairdresser, off campus at the end of this term

Given the chop: goodbye, Campus Ken

He’s seen the mullet, buzz-cut and ‘shag’ but after a career cutting the student barnet Ken’s moving on. Jamie Merrill meets a York legend

Protesting York students targeted online

A former Executive Officer of the National Union of Students (NUS) and several York students have been targeted by a far right fascist website with links to the British National Party (BNP) and a history of encouraging violence

York graduate among Iran captives

A University of York graduate was among 15 Royal Navy personnel seized and detained for 13 days by Iranian authorities who accused them of “invading” Iranian waters.

Royal Marine Captain Chris Air graduated from York in 2003 with a BSc in Chemistry before joining the Royal Marines in August 2004

OTC criticised for staging mock execution on exercise

The York detachment of the British Army’s University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) has faced fierce criticism in recent days for behaviour that has been described as “disgusting and ignorant”

‘Campus Ken’ forced to leave

Students and staff have expressed their sadness that hairdresser Ken Fairburn is to leave campus at the end of this academic year, following University management’s refusal to allow him to renew his let on a room in Langwith College

BNP officer verbally abuses students

Several University of York students have allegedly been targeted and threatened by a British National Party official amidst concerns about increasing BNP activity in York

Student convicted of rape

UNIVERSITY OF York student Clive Richard Manyou was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting another student as she slept, and sentenced to six years in prison at a trial in York Crown Court last week.

Manyou, 36, of Heslington, raped and sexually assaulted a 19 year-old female student after “manipulating” his way into her room in the early hours of 8 June 2006. Manyou was studying English and Related Literature at York, and was well known as lead singer of the successful campus band Mitus.

Courtroom Sketch
Student Shock

Courtroom Sketch

AS THE JURY filled back into the courtroom to deliver their verdict, the defendant, Clive Manyou, was stony faced, betraying…