Archive for 8 May 2010

Are the grey philistines really in charge?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“Recently there’s been an exchange in the Irish media about the decline of intel­lec­tu­als in uni­ver­sit­ies and call­ing into ques­tion whether uni­ver­sit­ies are still fit for pur­pose given their fund­ing and man­age­ment struc­tures. The fun­da­mental ques­tion seems to me to be far deeper …” (more)

[SimonDobson.org, 8 May]

McShane out of coma, limited brain activity

Posted in Life with tags , on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“Natasha McShane, the Northern Irish student who was viciously attacked as she walked home from a Chicago bar a number of weeks ago, has come out of her coma in Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital and has exhibited signs of limited brain activity …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 8 May]

Feral rabbits by the thousands on U Victoria campus

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“… As the university struggles with the question of what to do with between 1,500 and 2,000 feral rabbits – which are chewing and digging their way through the campus grounds – emotions are running high, fuelled by accusations of misinformation from both sides …” (more, video)

[Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 8 May]

Renewing the Republic

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – Like Tom Garvin (Opinion, May 1st) I have been dismayed by the politically driven revolution transforming Irish universities over the past decade. Prof Garvin is, famously, one of the most hard-nosed as well as most sophisticated political writers on the island, making the charge that he is simply nostalgic for a lost ‘golden age’ a foolish as well as a weak defence …” (more)

[Tom Dunne, Irish Times, 8 May]

UCD assault victim out of coma

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“UCD student Natasha McShane who suffered serious head injuries in an attack by a mugger wielding a baseball bat last month is out of a coma, her parents have said …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 8 May]

Cowards, the lot of us?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“So then, after all the excitement of Tom Garvin’s piece in the Irish Times last week, along comes Kevin Myers in the Irish Independent to lend some support. But his support is I think a little off message …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 May]

Sizzling Students teach Bray lesson

Posted in Life with tags on 8 May 2010 by Steve

“UCD taught Bray a real lesson as they climbed to fourth with a record Premier Division win. The good times rolled for Martin Russell’s young guns as they extended their unbeaten run to five games. Leading 1-0 at half-time, UCD rattled in five goals after the break as Wanderers slumped to their sixth straight home defeat …” (more)

[Independent, 8 May]