On Sunday night two members of the public allegedly broke into Lincoln college and made their way into a Lincoln student’s room.Students have been expressing their concern at the college’s security following the incident.Zoe O’Shea, a Lincoln fresher, woke up at 1.30 am after she heard her door open. Initially expecting it to be friends, she was shocked when two strangers were standing feet from her bed.She described them as “stinking of alcohol and cigarettes.”O’Shea said that the man and woman claimed to be looking for ‘Susie.’ They then asked if there was a party going on where they could find some alcohol.When she asked them to leave, the pair headed for the JCR where the Superbowl was being aired. The two had been seen earlier in the evening looking into the JCR from Turl Street.When asked about the incident, Lincoln’s Junior Dean commented that this was the first he had heard about a break-in. He said that there had been no official report made regarding the incident and therefore no statement could be made.However, O’Shea claimed that she went to a porter to report the incident, and was told that “I should have locked my door”.“She [the porter on duty] was quite stern and unsympathetic,” she said. Richard De Vere, a Lincoln mathematician, was watching the Superbowl when they came in, once again asking for alcohol. The pair this time claimed that they were friends of ‘Sarah’ and asked where the free drinks were.He described the two as looking “poorly kempt” and being in their 40s. He also stated that they appeared very drunk.Finally a student went to find a porter and the two were forced to leave the college.James Meredith, JCR President, said, “I’m absolutely horrified by the incident, and intend to discuss it further with college authorities.”“It is worth noting though, that I brought the fact that the security system at the bottom of staircase one wasn’t working to the attention of college last term.”At present Lincoln uses a swipe card system at night. It is suspected that the intruders waited until someone else swiped their card, and then followed them in, otherwise known as ‘tail gating.’Lincoln Bursar was contacted for a comment, but has not yet responded.
The second annual Dave & Tim event is just a few weeks away! Set for January 12-14, 2018, the all-inclusive concert vacation features three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just steps away from the ocean. Additional artists include critically acclaimed hit-maker Brandi Carlile, 2016 Best Folk Album GRAMMY-winning banjo extraordinaire Béla Fleck, and sister trio Joseph, each set to open one night each of the 3 the nightly concerts. Additional unique performances including daytime poolside sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Béla Fleck was originally scheduled to perform with his wife Abigail Washburn, but she is unfortunately unable to make the event. In place of their duo set, Béla will debut a new trio. As the event notes, “Béla Fleck will be premiering a new trio collaboration with the incredible Antonio Sanchez and Mathew Brewer. Abigail Washburn sends her regrets that she is unable to attend.”Drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez (Bad Hombre) is known for his Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), as well as soundtracks composed for director Fernando León de Aranoa’s Política, Manual de Instrucciones, and EPIX network’s Get Shorty. His fervent solo drumming improvisations, infused with surreal electronic textures, create potent and volcanic modes of self-expression unique to him.World-renowned bassist Matt Brewer is known for his work with artists such as Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Konitz, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Aaron Parks, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and many others. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including two on the Blue Note record label, “Channel Three” by Greg Osby, and “Avatar” by Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Matt has also led bands in New York, performing at venues such as the Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. His band was also featured at the New Mexico International Jazz Festival. He is an adjunct faculty member at The New School, has been a guest artist/teacher at the Banff Center, and has taught lessons and masterclasses across the globe.We can’t wait to hear what this trio is made of, and are counting down the days until Dave & Tim takeover Riviera Maya!This serene Caribbean getaway, designed in partnership with CID Presents, will offer guests a fully curated experience: exclusive access to three nights of beachside performances, all-inclusive food and drink, premium hotel accommodations, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport and 24-hour concierge service. Guests can choose from a limited amount of remaining packages at five tropical resorts including the concert’s host resort, The Barcelo Maya.There will also be a variety of daily on-site activities, including daily sunrise and morning yoga sessions, paddleboard / kayak rentals, surfing contests and many more. Off-site adventures will include catamaran tours, zip-line & ATV tours, day trips to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, journeys to Rio Secreto (an underground all water cave) and much more.For more information or to purchase ticket/accommodation packages for Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds’ Riviera Maya destination weekend, head to the event website.