first_imgIn a JCR meeting, Keble’s JCR welfare reps, Andy Paine and Ellen Peihl, reported, “Stolen condoms. This is theft – they cost money.” In the meeting it was also reported that “Some [condoms] have been pidged to people with notes, which is unacceptable, but [there have been] no complaints yet.” The welfare team stated that if there are any complaints about the anonymously pidged condoms, “the deans will likely get involved.” He continued, “If whoever it was wanted condoms and had asked we would have given them plenty – even if they wanted 30, 40, or 50, I’m sure that would’ve been fine. But whoever needs hundreds of condoms is either having an absolutely great time or (more likely) doesn’t know how to use them properly.” Students have called for the return of condoms to Keble JCR’S welfare stash, after a hundred were stolen in first week. The condoms were taken from the sports cupboard,  and have not yet been replaced. James Newton, Keble’s JCR president, told Cherwell, “Their disappearance is a shame. We buy the condoms so that everyone in college has easy access to free contraception and to see them gone is a bit depressing. Buying condoms takes up a hefty part of the Welfare team’s budget, meaning that we as a JCR are out of pocket for no real good reason.” Keble’s welfare reps declined to comment to Cherwell. They added, “Some members of the JCR seem to think that there are multiple culprits due to the assortment of sizes that have been pinched. If it is just a joke, we’d quite like our condoms back.”center_img One JCR member told Cherwell that the notes accompanying the pidged condoms were “quite insulting”. One Keble fresher told Cherwell, “I don’t quite know how anyone can possibly dream of getting through 200 condoms. It’s clearly either somebody vastly overcompensating for a lack of success, or just a practical joke that’s stealing from our JCR budget.“ Newton stated that, because nobody had complained about the notes alongside the pidged condoms, “we can’t act upon any of them and since we brought it up with the JCR they have stopped.” Another Keble student commented, “Having free condoms is great, but it’s vital that they’re easy to get hold of. College contraceptive provision should be readily available at any time of day or night, so as to deter students from risking unprotected sex.”last_img read more


first_imgA day after the firing of coach Steve Sarkisian, President C. L. Max Nikias demonstrated his support for Athletic Director Pat Haden in a statement issued early Monday morning.“As president of USC I am very, very fortunate to have Pat Haden as our Athletic Director — as is the entire Trojan Family,” Nikias said. “He is a man of true character and integrity, he cares deeply for our student athletes, and he always makes their well-being his highest priority.”Haden had received criticism for the way he handled the Sarkisian situation, dating back to when he didn’t discipline the coach for his inappropriate behavior at the annual Salute to Troy event.The 62-year-old Haden, who took over as athletic director in 2010, named offensive coordinator Clay Helton interim head coach after asking Sarkisian to take a leave of absence on Sunday.“Pat Haden has been doing an outstanding job in leading Trojan Athletics in the past five years and I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my unwavering support for him,” Nikias said. “I look forward to working with Pat Haden as our USC AD for many years to come.”Based on Nikias’s sentiments, it seems Haden’s job is secure for the time being.On Tuesday, the Trojans got back on the practice field for the first time since Sarkisian was fired.last_img read more