Magellan the cat holds a special place in students and staffs hearts in the UW School of Social Work. One day, his owner, Bethany Robinson, heard a howl coming from in between the Social Work building and Schmitz Hall. She turned the corner, saw Magellan, and it was love at first sight. After getting in contact with one of Magellan’s owners, Robinson received permission to care for the cat as they could not do so any longer.
Archives for April 2018
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, restorations are being made to a roof in Castañer, a village in Puerto Rico’s central mountains. But recovery is slow.
As higher education undergoes a process of marketisation in the UK and the activities of academic staff are increasingly measured and scrutinised, universities are suffused with anxiety. Coupled with pressures facing all staff, casualised academics face multiple forms of insecurity.
Solitary confinement, which has been experienced by 38 per cent of boys in UK detention, is defined under international human rights law as ‘the confinement of prisoners for 22 hours or more a day without meaningful human contact’