At one end of the scale, Mansfield accounted for just 0.7% of suspensions over the time period, despite making up 2.32% of the University’s population.Meanwhile, St Hugh’s accounted for over 5.6% of suspended students despite making up only 3.63% of students. Similarly, 4.1% of suspended students attended Christ Church, which makes up 2.2% of all students.Despite concerns about the pressure they place on students to achieve strong academic results, there was not a clear relationship between colleges that perform strongly in the Norrington Table and their rates of suspension.The largest change came from Christ Church, where 34 students suspended their studies in the 2016/17 academic year – over three times the eleven students in 2011/12, a rate far higher than the university-wide increase.When contacted Christ Church told Cherwell: “Christ Church takes the welfare and academic progress of its students very seriously.“While the College cannot comment on individual cases, it can confirm that it has robust systems in place to support students who encounter challenges, whether these involve medical or mental health issues, financial circumstances, or academic concerns.“When it is agreed that suspension is in an individual student’s best interests, the College works actively with the student and relevant support staff to help them return to their studies as soon as it is appropriate.”Oxford SU’s VP for Welfare & Equal Opportunities, Ellie McDonald, told Cherwell: “It is disappointing to see that our already high suspension rate has increased again, especially among those from BAME backgrounds.“These figures reinforce the fact that the University is neglecting to investigate the causes of suspension and implement preventative measures to make sure that students feel like they can stay on course. We have worked closely with colleges this term to improve the current policies.”Oxford University were contacted for comment.Earlier this year, Cherwell revealed that more than twice as many state-educated undergraduates than private schooled students suspended their studies.Students from the state sector have made up on average 56% of undergraduates since 2006, but 69% of all suspended students.In addition, the course with the most suspensions has been Oriental Studies, with 30% of students in the department suspending.Archaeology and Anthropology was the second highest, with a 16% suspension rate, while 14% of Physics and Philosophy took a year out. The number of students suspending their studies every year has increased by 68.57% since 2011, Cherwell can reveal.The number of suspended students rose from 506 in the 2011/12 academic year to 853 in 2016/17, despite the University’s claim that the number of students has remained “broadly steady” in the same period.Analysis of student suspension data obtained via Freedom of Information (FoI) requests also revealed statistically significant disparities affecting how likely students are to rusticate based on region, nationality, and, ethnicity.Oxford SU’s VP for Welfare & Equal Opportunities said the increase was “disappointing…especially among those from BAME backgrounds.”White students make up 73.73% of suspended students, despite compromising 80.3% of total students, whilst all BME students comprised 23.21% of students suspending their studies compared 17.5% of the student body.Chinese students appear to be particularly likely to suspend their studies, with 7.16% of suspended students coming from China, compared to only 1.6% of students at the University.Clear national and regional differences also exist. Of those students who suspended their studies in 2016/17, 595 (or 69.75%) were classified as “domiciled in the UK”, compared to 77.9% of students. Meanwhile, international students, who make up 22.1% of students at Oxford, accounted for over 30% of suspended students in the same period.Students from London and the South East were also less likely to suspend their studies, making up 47.9% of students at Oxford, but just 32.11% of those who rusticated.Those from other regions of the UK accounted for almost 70% of all suspending students, but just 52.1% of the university’s total intake.While most colleges showed suspension rates similar to their proportion of the total student body, several exhibited statistically significant differences.
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N.C. A&T student-athletes who are living on campus live in groups of 8-10 people and also are conducting workouts in groups of that size.___Kentucky says three of 42 student-athletes initially screened from men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer tested positive for past coronavirus infection through antibody testing. The school did not specify in a release which programs the positives came from. Those that tested positive were required to quarantine.Men’s soccer players returned to campus last week and are undergoing initial screening before starting voluntary workouts. “Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event.The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21. The release added that Kentucky has implemented proactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing in response to evolving circumstances. Changing workouts have made social distancing and personal protective equipment more difficult to implement, the release said, forcing the change to also align with the campus plan released last month. Forty-one student athletes and 21 staffers from those three programs participated in PCR testing. One student-athlete provided documentation of self-testing.All 108 football players currently working out and 58 staff members participated in PCR testing last week with zero positives.___One person has tested positive in the latest round of checks for COVID-19 on players and club staff in the English Premier League. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball will also be moved to the spring. Winter sports, such as basketball, will be slated to start in January, with a majority of championship events moved from March to April.Major college football programs frequently recruit players from the top junior colleges, but without a fall season it will be more complicated for coaches at four-year colleges to evaluate those players.___North Carolina A&T says four student-athletes have tested positive for coronavirus since returning to campus on July 6. All four student-athletes are asymptomatic.If student-athletes have university housing and have tested positive, they are being isolated in a designated area on campus. July 13, 2020 Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “Hope drives us as runners and as humans,” Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director of the Chicago Marathon, said in a release. “My hope was to see everyone on the start line on Sunday, October 11, but our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers.”Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.___The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2. The Latest: No fall sports season for junior colleges Associated Press The league says a total of 2,071 people were tested last week.The person has not been identified. ___The Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Junior College Athletic Association says it will not have a fall season and will instead attempt to play football and other sports in the spring. Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster. The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season.Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball. Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test.The team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel. The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month.Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22.
Sometimes you run into a hot team on a winning streak, and there’s nothing you can do. But when you give away outs and don’t get timely hitting, it becomes nearly impossible to win.That was the case over the weekend for the USC baseball team. California improved its winning streak to eight games by sweeping a three-game set from USC (15-17, 2-7).In the finale Sunday, the Trojans fell 4-3 as they filed to push across the game-tying run in the eighth inning when they stranded a pair of runners despite having men on first and third with only one out.After junior infielder Joe De Pinto and freshman pinch hitter Cade Kreuter walked to lead off the eighth inning, USC got back-to-back singles by sophomore infielder Matt Foat and sophomore designated hitter Brandon Garcia, but junior third baseman Matt Hart struck out and senior center fielder Mike O’Neill flew out.Cal (20-10, 6-3) took a quick 1-0 lead on first baseman Mark Canha’s fourth extra base of the series. Canha rocketed a fastball to dead center field just to the left of the 395-foot marker for a solo home run.Hart tied the game in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI-single to center field, scoring Foat, who led off the inning with a single past the first baseman.Stringing together three singles and then taking advantage of a pair of hit batsmen, Cal scored two runs in the fourth and added another in the sixth to make it 4-1 prior to the eighth inning drama. Brian Guinn collected his seventh hit and fourth RBI of the series scoring Marcus Semien with a single to center field.USC had its worst defensive performance of the season Friday night, committing six errors. The Trojan pitching was just as bad allowing 18 hits — two shy of the season-high.Sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa put USC ahead with a three-run homer as the Trojans took a 4-1 lead, but it was short-lived.Senior Kevin Couture gave up three runs in the second inning to tie the game. He then failed to make it out of the third inning. Cal scored six runs to take a commanding 10-4 lead. The Golden Bears added another four runs, taking advantage of USC’s defensive and pitching struggles before the Trojans showed some life in the seventh inning.They scored five runs to cut the lead to 14-9, highlighted by sophomore Taylor Wrenn’s three-run blast to right-center — his first home run as a Trojan. But that’s as close as they would get as Cal added two runs to make the final tally 16-9.Cal’s Erik Johnson picked up the win improving to 5-1 while Kevin Couture fell to 2-1 on the season.It was more of the same on Saturday. USC was hurt by defensive lapses and couldn’t come up with the timely hits as they fell 7-1.After an error kept the fifth inning alive, Cal was able to score three runs taking advantage of another error and a passed ball. It added a run the next inning and then forced sophomore starter Ben Mount from the game in the seventh inning after Guinn singled home Jimmy Bosco to make the score 5-0.The Golden Bears tacked on another pair of runs in the inning on a two-run double by Canha. USC added a single run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a Joe De Pinto fielder’s choice, but it was all they could scrape across against Cal starter Justin Jones.Jones improved to 7-2 despite pitching from the stretch for the majority of the afternoon, allowing nine hits and two walks.De Pinto, Foat and Kreuter all recorded multi-hit games, but the Trojans could never get the clutch hits, leaving eight men on base.USC will now have four days to prepare for next weekend’s trip to Arizona State, who was No. 1 in the nation entering the weekend and is currently tied with Cal for first place in the Pac-10 standings.
The Ghana Kickboxing Association (GKA) has fixed Wednesday, October 23, as the day for its National Elective Congress.The National Elective Congress for the Association would be held at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium at 10:00 GMT.A statement issued by Mr John Kennedy Koranteng, the General Secretary of the GKA said, aspirants could pick nominations forms to contest in the elections.“Nomination forms are available at the Secretariat in the Accra Sports Stadium form 10:00am – 2:00pm each. For any inquiries, please contact Mr John Kennedy Koranteng on 0201943398/02446679456,” the statement said.Nominations are opened for members to vie for the positions of, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Technical Director and four other Executive Members.48 delegates from 12 gyms in the country are eligible to vote.