2011 August



Hetherington Occupation Ends

31st August 2011

Today saw the end of the occupation of 13 University Gardens, known as the Free Hetherington. The occupation has been continuous since February 1st, with the exception of a few hours on the 22nd of March when a eviction by Strathclyde Police and Glasgow University security staff saw them expelled and occupy the University’s Senate ...


Free Hetherington Votes to End Occupation

15th August 2011

The Free Hetherington voted yesterday on a motion to accept the terms offered by University Management and end the occupation of 13 University Gardens. The vote was held as a result of negotiations between the Occupation and the University Management that have taken place over the past few weeks. The terms offered by the University ...


A look back at the Hetherington eviction (March 22)

3rd August 2011

Perhaps the biggest story on-campus of 2010/11. On March 22nd 2011, Police moved in to remove demonstrators who, since February 1st, had been occupying the Hetherington Research Club. In protest, they and other students went a few yards up the road and occupied the Senate Corridor of the Main Building. A lot of photos were ...


Dancing Round the Ceiling

2nd August 2011

President Obama probably has better things to do than reflect on the irony that the debt ceiling, the limit that Congress places on the total amount of debt that the Federal Government can legally hold, was originally designed to make borrowing easier for the executive. Before its introduction in 1917, each round of borrowing had ...