Archive for 25 November 2009

126 student scholarships

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“A total of 13 Dublin students were awarded an All Ireland Scholarship toward their third-level education. The scholarships, which are sponsored by JP McManus, aim to assist 126 students from the North and South of Ireland …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Herald, 25 November]

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UCC flood damage

Posted in Life with tags , on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“Just posted UCC Mardyke flood damage pics on my flickr http://tiny.cc/rSyrM #corkflood” (tweet, flickr link)

[Will Deasy, Twitter, 25 November]

Aggression from SIPTU/IMPACT at UCD gates

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“Were you one of those verbally abused, physically blocked from entering, herded from your bus at the entrances to UCD today, had people sitting on the bonnet of your car? Democratic right to protest? What about democratic right to cross a picket? …” (discussion thread)

[Boards.ie, 25 November]

Strike, strike baby

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“So yesterday, most of the Irish civil service, including professors at this university, went on a one-day strike in protest of their expected pay cut … What it amounted to for me was that all my classes yesterday were cancelled. On the last week of class before finals …” (more)

[Mike Warren, Vandy Right, 25 November]

Degree certificates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“Mine’s blocking my mirror at the moment. Latin incomphrensibility of TCD degrees helps with the officialness methinks.” (tweet)

[Claire Hennessy, Twitter, 25 November]

Degree certificates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“Got to admit DCU MA looks like it was printed out by an office laser printer. Seem to remember my TCD BA was a lot more … official looking.” (tweet)

[Anna Carey, Twitter, 25 November]

‘Virtual graduation’ for students

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 November 2009 by Steve

“A university is to hold a ‘virtual graduation ceremony’ for students on a distance learning course. Edinburgh University will broadcast the ceremony at its McEwan Hall on to the Second Life web community …” (more)

[BBC News, 25 November]