University Librarian Fired Over “Harlem Shake” Video

LONDON (March 20, 2013)--Oxford University students are rallying behind librarian Calypso Nash, who they say was unfairly sacked after students recorded video of their performance of the "Harlem Shake" in a college library.

Laura O'Brien, president of the Middle Common Room at the university's St. Hilda's College, said the students are investigating Nash's dismissal.

The Middle Common Room represents the college's postgraduate students.

The Junior Common Room, which represents undergraduates, said it is asking for Nash to be reinstated.

The students say that college officials fired Nash because she allowed about 30 students to record their version of the global YouTube sensation in the library.

Oxford University said Wednesday that Nash was a postgraduate student working part-time as a librarian, but declined to confirm she was dismissed.

The Daily Telegraph called her sacking humorless and unjust.


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