Archive for 1 November 2010

Fee announcement timing a PR disaster for college

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The timing of today’s joint announcement from President Michael Murphy of UCC and his CIT-based counterpart that they support the re-introduction of fees couldn’t possibly have been much worse …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 1 November]

UCCSU issue scathing attack on college President over fees remarks

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The UCC Students Union has hit out at the President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy, and the President of CIT, Brendan Murphy, over a joint statement the third level leaders issued to the media earlier this afternoon voicing their support for a re-introduction of third level fees …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 1 November]

Incentives and Penalties for Third-Level Colleges

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Writing on his blog, Ferdinand von-Prondzynski discusses in detail a report in the Irish Independent newspaper, which states that Irish higher education institutions will, under the framework of reforms to be recommended in the Hunt Report, face a combination of incentives and penalties …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 1 November]

UCC, CIT Presidents come out in favour of reintroduction of fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“In a surprise development today, the Presidents of both UCC and CIT, Dr Michael Murphy, and Dr Brendan Murphy respectively have both spoken out in favour of the reintroduction of third level fees …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 1 November]

Left-Bloc on student demo

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“… As anti-capitalists, we recognise the connection between education cuts and broader cutbacks which harm communities and the working conditions of all. We will not ask for a ‘smaller increase’ in the registration fee, rather we will demand free education and reaffirm our solidarity with all in society resisting the government’s austerity agenda …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 1 November]

College Fees – For or Against?

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“As a student I’m bombarded with this argument on a daily basis, on Wednesday there is a big protest going on in Dublin with tens of thousands of students expected to turn out and show their rage at the suggestion of doubling college registration fees …” (discussion thread)

[People’s Republic of Cork, 1 September]

Education safeguarded in revised Programme for Government

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today highlighted that education remains safeguarded under the revised Programme for Government. The imposition of a fee to gain admission to a Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course would have a devastating effect on the most vulnerable in society, the union warned …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 1 November]

Gogarty criticises ‘slash-and-burn’ education cuts

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“A Green party TD has said he ‘simply won’t stand for’ massive cuts to education or the effective re-introduction of college fees ‘by stealth’ …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 November]

Boyle: No talks yet about student fees hike

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Green Party chairman Dan Boyle today said there has been no discussion yet about how much student registration fees will increase in the Budget …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 November]

Students protest at Stormont prior to Browne motion

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Over 300 students turned travelled to Stormont this afternoon to pressurise local politicians into keeping the cap on tuition fees. Despite pouring rain, students from Queen’s, University of Ulster, St Mary’s and Stranmillis College turned out to make their voice heard …” (more)

[The Gown, 1 November]

George Boole’s house still standing, so far!

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“George Boole’s old house is still standing. It’s not looking great though – the roof has been removed and it looks like the interior ceiling on the top floor has fallen in.” (pictures)

[Brian Clayton, 1 November]

Anyone?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“anti-fees placard suggestions?
#nuig” (tweet)

[Melissa Mannion, Twitter, 1 November]

Supreme Court To Decide University Patent Case

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The Supreme Court will decide whether patents on inventions that arise from federally-funded research must go to the university where the inventor worked …” (more)

[Huffington Post, 1 November]

NUI Galway President backs Calls for College Fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The President of NUI Galway has backed calls for a return of college fees. Professor Jim Browne’s comments come amid reports that students could face registration fees of up to €3,000 from next year onwards …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 1 November]

Big confusion

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Big confusion in Ireland regarding fees/registration charge etc. There really is no clarity about government intentions regarding HE.” (tweet)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Twitter, 1 November]

Planned cuts in education spark cabinet tensions

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Relations between the two government parties are coming under strain over a proposed €400 million in spending cuts targeting the education sector. The scale of the cuts planned for education is expected to result in a roll-back of pledges that were secured during negotiations between the Greens and Fianna Fáil on the renewed Programme for Government last year …” (more)

[Niamh Connolly, Sunday Business Post, 31 October]

Business schools and scholars (3)

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The third edition is here. The records of more people have been vetted. Junior and administrative staff have been removed. And Cork has been added. The refined ranking is TCD, (QUB, UCD), (NUIG, UU), (UL, NUIM), DCU, UCC, DIT, NCI. The main conclusions (here and here) still stand …” (more)

[Richard Tol, Irish Economy, 1 November]

Tomorrow’s News

Posted in Life with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Here’s a forecast you won’t read in any Irish newspaper: Irish newspapers will be extinct by 2027 …” (more)

[Turbulence Ahead, 1 November]

Government tensions over doubling of third-level registration fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Tensions between the Fianna Fáil and Green parties are believed to have risen over the possible doubling of third-level registration fees to €3,000 a year …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 1 November]

Student union warning over fee hike fear

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland has said a doubling of college registration fees to €3,000 would result in a large number of students dropping out of college …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 November]