Archive for 24 November 2009

Action days

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

“Today, as certainly all Irish readers of this blog will know, has been a day of strike action organised by Irish public service trade unions in protest at cuts in funding for public services, expected salary reductions and reductions in staffing. As a result more or less all of Ireland’s public and civil service offices and institutions were shut down, from government offices to schools. Most universities and colleges were also shut, with the exception of DCU and the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 24 November]

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UCC Mardyke arena

Posted in Life with tags , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

“Ground floor of Mardyke arena UCC not to be open for a minimum of 4 months!!!” (tweet)

[pandaalan, Twitter, 24 November]

UCC closed for a week after flooding

Posted in Life with tags , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

“University College Cork has postponed all lectures due to take place this week after extensive flooding of the university’s grounds. The flooding occurred as a result of heavy rain last week, which caused the River Lee to burst its banks. UCC Students’ Union Deputy President, Ian Power, told The University Observer that ‘significant damage’ had been incurred to the student accommodation complexes …” (more)

[Colin Sweetman, University Observer, 24 November]

University hands confidential student records to media

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

The University Observer can exclusively reveal major security flaws within the UCD Registry, which allow an individual to gain access to the detailed academic records of any UCD graduate. UCD’s Student Desk supplied The University Observer with copies of full academic statements for two recent graduates, after this newspaper compiled two standard application forms impersonating the students whose grades were being sought …” (more)

[Gavan Reilly, University Observer, 24 November]

Analysis: It’s all in the details …

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

“After multiple breaches of confidentiality, why are UCD Schools and administration not taking the protection of student details seriously? Michelle McCormick examines the lack of data protection in UCD and asks why it’s such a low priority for the powers that be …” (more)

[Michelle McCormick, University Observer, 24 November]

UCD overcome Queen’s in quarter finals

Posted in Life with tags , , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

“UCD’s first year footballers overcame a determined challenge from Queen’s University Belfast on a blustery Wednesday afternoon last week, in the quarter final of the Fresher’s Cup. On home ground, however, the UCD side had a very difficult time subduing this physical Queen’s outfit …” (more)

[Patrick Guiney, University Observer, 24 November]

TCD – Nassau St

Posted in Life with tags , , on 24 November 2009 by Steve

“About 20 IPUT members picketing at the Nassau St entrance to TCD” (tweet)

[iprotest, Twitter, 24 November]