Archive for 13 November 2010

NUS starts campaign to oust leading Lib Dems

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“National Union of Students launch ‘decapitation’ strategy aimed at ousting Nick Clegg and other top Liberal Democrats in protest at the party’s U-turn on tuition fees …” (more)

[Anushka Asthana and others, Guardian, 13 November]

Browsing youtube

Posted in Life with tags on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m messing around on youtube. Here are some gems I’ve stumbled cross. First up, what might an honest and upfront conversation with a particular type of student look like? …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 13 November]

Police make further arrest after student fee protest

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“Police have made another arrest in connection with violence which broke out during the tuition fee protests in London on Wednesday …” (more)

[BBC News, 13 November]

All’s Fair in a Propaganda War

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“… The author of this article is the Deputy Political Editor of the Independent. Given that he is, apparently, a high-ranking professional journalist, one can only marvel at such extraordinarily concise mendaciousness. This is how Deputy Political Editors earn their keep. The headline, of course, is entirely misleading …” (more)

[Ernie Ball’s Blog, 13 November]

Progression through College, & News

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“Presented and produced by Sean Delaney. This programme featured an interview with Muiris O’Connor from the Higher Education Authority about the Authority’s Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education …” (mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 13 November]

Odds on Colm Kearney for Provost are shortening …

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 13 November 2010 by Steve

… at least according to Paddy Power. Latest odds Patrick Prendergast 6/4, Colm Kearney 5/2, Jane Ohlmeyer 11/4. Summary here.

Academic pay of €113,000-plus far outstrips worldwide average

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“Hundreds of Irish university professors are paid €100,000-plus salaries that far outstrip their counterparts in the US, Britain and Canada. They are paid on a six-point salary scale which ranges from around €113,000 to €146,000 …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 13 November]