Archive for 3 December 2010

CIT campuses closes due to ice

Posted in Governance and administration, Life with tags , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“CIT closes as icy conditions continue. CIT’s campus was closed for a number of hours early this afternoon due to the inclement weather conditions …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 December]

Escalation and Fruit Bats

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“One of our correspondents Victor suggested the recent Dylan Evans case at the University of Cork in Ireland is best understood as a form of conflict escalation. I thought it worth setting this out by way of illustration of how conflict so often escalates out of control to the detriment of all the parties involved …” (more)

[Creativeconflictwisdom’s Blog, 3 December]

Cambridge university students in scuffles with police at demonstration

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“Police were involved in scuffles with students who staged an occupation of council offices in Cambridge last night, sparking a standoff which lasted for more than an hour …” (more)

[Patrick Kingsley, Guardian, 3 December]

Contract Staff liable to enhanced redundancy following important legal precedents

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“Contract staff employed by Irish universities now seem certain to have their redundancy settlements trebled on foot of important legal advances secured by IFUT …” (more)

[IFUT, 3 December]

Rogue emailer strikes again

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“UCC’s student inboxes have fallen victim to a malicious sender for the second time this year, with ‘Pádraig Hogan’ succeeding in reaching the majority of students inboxes with an unsolicited email hitting out at UCC this afternoon …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 December]

Maynooth students and staff to protest at local Fianna Fáil office

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“In response to the coming budget, FEE NUIM are calling upon students, staff and members of the local community to march on the constituency office of Fianna Fail TD, Aine Brady, located on the main street …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 3 December]

FG targets deep cuts in public sector

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“… One of the most controversial proposals – and one that is seen as having implications for the Croke Park Agreement – is the party’s proposal to seek a total of 30,000 redundancies in the public sector, some 18,000 more than is provided for in the Government’s four-year austerity plan …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 3 December]