Students to be Disciplined after Drunken Antics at Brasenose

first_imgBy Natasha Vashisht THREE students are to be disciplined after a dumbbell hit the window of a Junior Dean’s residence during a drunken prank in the early hours of Monday morning.The undergraduates, who had been drinking heavily, caused the disturbance at Brasenose College’s Frewin Annexe on St Michael’s Street at around 3am last Monday while playing with a dumbbell.Two of the students, second-years at University College, have since been banned for one year from entering the Brasenose accommodation site. The other student, a fresher at Brasenose, was allegedly threatened with being sent down.One of the Univ second-years decided to come forward on hearing that the fresher, who was not directly involved in the incident, was facing suspension and the possibility of permanent expulsion.After meeting at a club earlier in the evening, the students returned to the Brasenose student’s accommodation and decided to throw dumbbells around the courtyard. One dumbbell hit a light before another hit the Junior Dean’s bedroom window, who then came out to caution the students. The fresher was marched off while the two Univ students were free walk back to their college.Having since come forward, both second-years will be disciplined by the University College Dean.The Brasenose fresher, who is still awaiting a final disciplinary decision, said, “I don’t remember much from that night at all. I was told that one of the Univ students threw a dumbbell at the light and that’s how the Junior Dean knew we were causing a disturbance. When he asked me who I was, I did try to lie about it. I then had to see the Principal, and he said I had to be cooperative to get a more lenient punishment.”One of the Univ second-years apologised for the incident, saying, “I am deeply sorry. Although nothing was broken and nobody was injured, it was a reckless and drunken thing to do. As soon as I heard a fresher was in trouble for my actions I came forward straight away to accept the consequences.” Brasenose authorities refused to comment on the incident.last_img read more

Security or unfamiliarity: What’s stopping mobile-payments adoption?

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers over the years have shown they enjoy the convenience of digital banking and mobile payments. But, market surveys find time and time again that consumers remain uneasy about the security of their electronic transactions.That, in turn, has put financial institutions and fintech companies in a quandary: How do they provide products with top-notch security while making it easy for consumers to use things such as mobile wallets and in-app payments?That was one of many questions one panel at the recent Bank Customer Experience attempted to answer during a discussion about security and simplicity in electronic transactions.For the panelists who participated in this discussion, they agreed consumers’ security concerns might be more about unfamiliarity with certain products more than anything else. continue reading »last_img read more