Archive for 19 May 2010

Bringing the veil down on the fruit bats

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“For the moment the story is not going away, though I think it should. In fact, it should never have turned up in public anyway. It has been suggested by some commentators that UCC lecturer Dr Dylan Evans had no choice but to make his case public. I just cannot see that. There is always a choice …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 19 May]

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Trinity student sold drugs ‘to fund college’

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“A former Trinity College student who sold cannabis grass to his friends in order to help him pay his way through college has been given a three year suspended sentence and ordered to complete 240 hours community service …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 19 May]

UCC starts disciplinary action over sexual harassment posts

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“University College Cork has begun disciplinary procedures against a lecturer over the posting of confidential material on the web relating to a complaint of sexual harassment made against him by a female colleague …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 19 May]

Income cut-offs for college grants to stay unchanged

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“Income cut-offs for college grants next autumn will remain largely unchanged despite pressure to increase third-level access for poorer students when details are announced by Tánaiste Mary Coughlan next week …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 May]

Bat-sex lecturer to face fresh hearing over leak

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“University College Cork (UCC) has started fresh disciplinary proceedings against the lecturer at the centre of the ‘sex life of fruit bats’ controversy …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 19 May]

Does teaching matter at (American) research universities?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“A discussion at Leiter’s site, prompted by an admittedly alarming letter from an anonymous correspondent focuses on whether teaching counts for anything in a large research university …” (more)

[Crooked Timber, 18 May]

59% of voters say UCC lecturer was wrong to leak docs to media in bat scandal

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 19 May 2010 by Steve

“There’s been no clear indication of strong reader sentiment either way since the Cork Student News opened a poll this morning to gauge readers’ feelings on the discipline action taken against Dr Evans of the School of Medicine, who was disciplined by the College for approaching a female colleague with an academic article concerning bat fellatio …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 18 May]