One Man Against an Empire

25 July, marks the birthday of Gavrilo Princip in 1894. Princip was a Serbian nationalist who sought to liberate Slavs from their Austro-Hungarian occupiers and carried out the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria …

THE FINAL GAME

On Sunday, 15 July, the final game of the 2018 World Cup will be played in Moscow, Russia, between the teams of France and Croatia. Members of the incoming 5th University Staff Congress were given …

A Purple Sound

June is African-American Music Appreciation Month and it was on 25 June, 1984, that the musician PRINCE released the album, ‘Purple Rain’. The first two singles from the album, “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go …

Old Glory

  On 14 June, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress, the US flag was adopted. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Working as a grade school …

Rotten Egg?

On 4 June, 1938, a mob of over 200 people attack Norman Thomas at a Socialist rally in Jersey City, as a fusillade of eggs struck the speaker, this photo was snapped and appeared in …

A Labor of Love

It was on this day, 10 May, in 1981 that film director Richard Attenbourgh completed work on his masterpiece, GANDHI. A film about the life of the independence activist had been a dream project for …

Uncle Charlie Turns 200

It was 200 years ago, on 5 May, 1818, that philosopher Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany. His 1848 pamphlet, ‘The Communist Manifesto’ and his three volume magnum opus, ‘ Das Kapital’, are still …

Gimme Five!

Vice Chancellor Laurent Heller paid a visit to the Office of the Secretary of the University Staff to mark a special occasion. The fifth anniversary of the original meeting of University Staff Shared Governance. The …