REBUILD promised first and foremost to ban hack messages in order to place more focus on slates’ campaign promises and manifestos. They also pledged an audit of membership fees, happy hour pints for £1, and improved opportunities to get involved in debating for Said Business School students and other graduate students. Adam Roble has been elected president of the Oxford Union, winning with 646 first preference votes. He will serve in Trinity 2021. The Union held elections online for the second term. Following a hacking in Trinity, no problems appeared to arise during this term’s election. Beatrice Barr, current President of the Union, said to Cherwell: “I’m very pleased that we’ve got the results of hotly contested and successfully run election, and wish the best of luck to all the elected candidates!” The runner-up was Geneva Roy. In total, 1230 votes were cast for president. The other elected officers are: Treasurer: Viren Shetty, Christ Church, CREATE, 678 first preferences Librarian: Molly Mantle, St Hugh’s College, CREATE, 705 first preferences Secretary: Adi Kesaia Toganivalu, Magdalen College, CREATE, 613 first preferences Article updated 11:09 Nov 27 to include comment from the Union. Adam Roble has been contacted for comment. This marks a victory for the CREATE slate, which ran on access-related promises like Diversity Drinks and Dinners, a means-tested presidential hardship fund, and reduced membership fees. Other proposals centred around adapting to terms with coronavirus restrictions; the slate suggested Treasurer’s Treats (discounts in shops around Oxford) in an online format and socially distanced silent discos.
You have just over a week left to enter the California Raisin Administrative Committee’s (CRAC) competition to find innovative uses of its raisins.The best innovation will win an all-expenses paid study trip for four people to California, plus an unspecified amount of support for advertising and public relations for the winning product. The second and third prize winners will also receive “worthwhile” support for promotion, said the UK arm of the Californian raisin industry.Entries should feature an innovative use of the US raisins, juice concentrate or paste, said CRAC: “A raisin scone would not win.” Sandwich makers and bakery foodservice suppliers are among those encouraged to enter.The deadline for entries is July 17. Contact CRAC on 020 8741 8513 or via email [email protected]