Archive for 18 May 2010

Uncomfortable

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“this leaves me and the rest of the female students feeling quite uncomfortable,The guys just describe him as ‘the creep’ #fruitbatgate” (tweet)

[uccmedstudent, Twitter, 18 May]

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#Fruitbatgate

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“As far as I’m aware, I started the #fruitbatgate tag on twitter. I felt it was the right thing to do when I signed the petition for Dr Evans, because I felt his case deserved as much attention as possible. When I read the Huffington Post article on the matter, before the other documents had come out, my thinking went like this: …” (more)

[Stephen Kinsella, 18 May]

One-sided

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“@iainmacl #fruitbatgate You are spot on. Amazed at how many eminent people sign petition on basis of hearing just 1 side of a story.” (tweet)

[Dorothy Bishop, Twitter, 18 May]

Universities take stock of what Conservative-Liberal Democrat government will mean for them

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“Will new ministers ensure that universities, which have already taken the financial rap, are not subjected to further reductions? …” (more)

[Pam Tatlow, Guardian, 18 May]

Impact scepticism

Posted in research with tags on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“Bad news for unpopular agenda as David Willetts calls for scientific literacy, not ‘utilitarian calculation’. The economic value of public investment in science is best demonstrated by the ability of a scientifically literate country to capitalise on advancements made around the world, according to the minister for science and universities …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 18 May]

Bat call a stupidity but how about the reaction?

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“This week UCC got some rather unconventional bad press after one of its lecturers, Dr Dylan Evans, an expert in Behavioural Science at the School of Medicine, leaked a story to the media about his internal disciplining because of an alleged sexual advance on one of his colleagues in the School …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 18 May]

UCC defends handling of harassment complaint

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 18 May 2010 by Steve

“… Mr Evans said: ‘I assumed the findings had exonerated me and was relieved to have been cleared’. However, UCC president Dr Murphy, refuted this. He said the investigators had upheld the complaint regarding showing her the article about oral sex among bats and that this amounted to sexual harassment. Dr Murphy said the sanctions imposed on Mr Evans, a two-year period of intensive monitoring and counselling, were in line with UCC’s outlined protocols …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 May]