Archive for 6 December 2010

Student protests: Turner prize awards day sees Tate Britain invaded

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“Dozens of demonstrators made their way into Tate Britain on the north of the Thames in the run-up to awards ceremony …” (more)

[Owen Bowcott and others, Guardian, 6 December]

Student protests: NUS leaders vote not to join forces with march

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“In a resolution that will divide the student movement, the NUS executive decided to go ahead with its own candle-lit vigil on the banks of the Thames …” (more)

[Patrick Kingsley and others, Guardian, 6 December]

Key oral arguments made in stem cell case

Posted in research with tags , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“The attempt by two adult stem cell researchers to quash US funding for human embryonic stem cell research reached a critical juncture this morning, as a high-profile appeals court heard key oral arguments in the case …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 6 December]

What do we mean by ‘free education’?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“FEE is often thought to be just an anti-fees campaign group. However, the fight for genuinely free education is about much more than a defensive struggle over ‘free fees’ (which is largely a semantic issue in any case, given the continuing rise in registration fees) …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 6 December]

JHR claims to have secured third level fees reduction: Radio Kerry

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“On Radio Kerry this morning Jackie Healy Rae claimed that there will be a reduction in third level fees in the budget for families with 2 or more children in College and that this is a concession that he and Michael Lowry got out of the government …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 6 December]

Bailey gets honours law degree from UCC

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“A British journalist who the French want to extradite from Ireland over the Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) killing was today being awarded an honours law degree from University College Cork …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel, Herald, 6 December]

Not such wicked leaks

Posted in Life with tags , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“The WikiLeaks affair has twofold value. On the one hand, it turns out to be a bogus scandal, a scandal that only appears to be a scandal against the backdrop of the hypocrisy governing relations between the state, the citizenry and the press. On the other hand, it heralds a sea change in international communication – and prefigures a regressive future of ‘crabwise’ progress …” (more)

[Umberto Eco, Libération, 2 December]