Archive for 4 November 2010

Bad news travels slow

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“… But the release of the Hunt report has been put back repeatedly. Bated breath has given way to something resembling a wheeze of desperation. The report is still under wraps; it is now expected to be released to the public later this month at the earliest. The prolonged wait has only fuelled unease about its conclusions and the reasons for the delays …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 4 November]

Criticism against Gardaí from student march is misdirected

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“Those venting their anger at members of the Gardaí on Twitter and social forums are really just individuals frustrated at the actions of the State and directing criticism at the wrong people entirely …” (more)

[Jamie Heffernan Quinn, Cork Student News, 4 November]

Gatecrashers

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“Violent scenes that occurred at yesterday’s student protests in Dublin were perpetrated by uninvited groups that gatecrashed the event …” (more)

[Eoin Weldon, Cork Independent, 4 November]

Student protests and the cost of education

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“… The emphasis on fees, however, directs attention away from the other important barrier to participation in third level education. The only state support provided to students is an annual maintenance grant, which is means-tested. A student who qualifies for a full grant, and who lives more than 24km from the college she plans to attend, gets €3,250 a year to cover living expenses …” (more)

[Ireland after NAMA, 4 November]

Coroner’s Court: UCC student died after lethal alcohol dose

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“The Cork City Coroner’s Court has been told of how a UCC student, Gary Murphy, died aged 19, after consuming a lethal amount of alcohol at a party …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 4 November]

Student protest media coverage

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“I’m still taking in all that happened yesterday. I’ll probably write my personal account of the day. Until then, here’s the various newspaper accounts of yesterday’s march, direct action and police violence …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 4 November]

Nature comes clean about retractions and why they’re on the rise

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 4 November 2010 by Steve

“… The editorial highlights ‘misconduct by journals and the community, an increased ability to create and to detect unduly manipulated images, and greater willingness by journals to publish retractions’ as potential reasons for the increase, as well as others …” (more)

[Retraction Watch, 4 November]