Tom Smith

Tom has written 3 articles for Nouse

Assassination sparks political calamity

The high-profile assassination of an anti-Syrian government minister has sparked tensions in an already tense Lebanon. Pierre Gemayel, the industry minister, was assassinated last Tuesday whilst driving his car

Bureaucracy over academic rigour?

What is equity? Two students doing modules of the same difficulty in the same year of study? Making sure students progress after completing exactly the same amount of work? Can it be boosted by simplifying administrative procedures on a University-wide basis?

International pressure for green action

The government-commissioned report on the prospects for the world economy, ‘Should We Continue Polluting As We Do?’, was released last week. Headed by Sir Nicholas Stern, the Government’s chief economist, it catalogues the different economic possibilities that await us in different environmental situations and proceeds on a worst-case scenario basis