Archive for 23 November 2009

No strike at DCU

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“It will be interesting to see how tomorrow works out in Ireland. DCU will remain open.” (tweet)

[vonprond, Twitter, 23 November]

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NUIG strike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“NUIG is still technically open tomorrow but many of the staff will be on strike and picket lines established….eye on the news” (tweet)

[Iain MacLaren, Twitter, 23 November]

A historian’s view of Tuesday’s public sector strike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“This Tuesday, 24 November, will see a nationwide public sector strike in protest at the government’s plans to implement cutbacks as part of their strategy of dealing with the economic crisis. The strike will see also historians joining picket lines at universities and colleges. For Irish Academics to take industrial action is rare …” (more)

[Brian Hanley, Pue’s Occurrences, 23 November]

UCC gallery damaged by floods

Posted in Life with tags , on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“A gallery housing hundreds of valuable works of art in University College Cork has suffered extensive damage due to the flooding in the city. The basement of UCC’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery, which houses the art stores and the kitchens, had to be pumped clear of water over the weekend by conservation experts and gallery staff …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 November]

UCC flooding subsides

Posted in Life with tags , on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“At least the flooding has gone down. UCC campus eerily quiet.” (tweet)

[kitde, Twitter, 23 November]

Row over ‘sinister’ university admissions plan

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“Teenagers from top schools could miss out on the most sought-after universities under ‘sinister’ plans to engineer admissions, according to leading headteachers. They face discrimination in the face of proposals set out by Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, to reform the way institutions select candidates, it was claimed …” (more)

[Graeme Paton, Daily Telegraph, 23 November]

IFUT reacts to HEA statement on overseas students

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 23 November 2009 by Steve

“The announcement by the HEA that there are now students from 139 countries studying here only serves to illustrate the diversity of educational, social and cultural challenges faced by third-level institutions and staff in assisting these students to adapt and gain from their time here, Mike Jennings, IFUT General Secretary, has said …” (more)

[IFUT Blog, 22 November]