Archive for 5 February 2010

Results row resolved

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“After more than 3,000 students staged midweek protests in Waterford, seething over the ‘senseless stand-off’ between lecturers and management at WIT, lecturers last night balloted to belatedly release Christmas exam results. After week-long talks, a deal was agreed between Institute management and lecturers’ union, the TUI, who have been at loggerheads over payments for correcting papers …” (more)

[Jamie O’Keeffe, Munster Express, 5 February]

FG highlights student grant delays

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Over 8,000 students had not had their maintenance grant applications processed by the first week in January, according to figures released today. Fine Gael spokesman for education and science, Brian Hayes said that, up until January 8th 2010, that over 13 per cent of grant applicants, had not yet had their application processed, according to figures from the Department of Education provided to Mr Hayes in a parliamentary question …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 5 February]

Parliament investigates English climate scientists

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“When does the bad behavior of academic scientists become criminal liability? That’s what Parliament is going to find out: ‘The potential criminality of the Climategate scandal is exactly the issue that is being investigated by authorities in Britain. The British Parliament has convened hearings to investigate East Anglia University and the Climate Research Unit to uncover unethical and illegal activities …'” (more)

[Critical Mass, 5 February]

Irish Times Deputy Editor launches University of Limerick’s journalism lecture series

Posted in teaching with tags on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“The deputy editor of the Irish Times, Fintan O’Toole, this Tuesday launched the seminar series Investigating Current Issues in Irish Journalism, run by the journalism faculty at the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 5 February]

Work begins on addition to West Campus at WIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“The first sod on a new 1,056m² four-storey research building at Waterford Institute of Technology’s West Campus at Carriganore was turned by Minister Martin Cullen last Friday …” (more)

[Jamie O’Keeffe, Munster Express, 5 February]

Switch focus

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Student groups in Ireland should switch focus from fees to jobs. You are not being represented in current economic debate.” (tweet)

[Liam Delaney, Twitter, 5 February]

Graduate Talents Being Wasted – FG

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Just 129 people have taken up places on a Government scheme for unemployed graduates, further evidence of how Fianna Fáil has failed to deal with the youth unemployment timebomb, according to Fine Gael’s Social & Family Affairs Spokesperson Olwyn Enright, TD …” (more)

[Irish Dev, 5 February]