Archive for 7 January 2011

Hunt Report: draft available

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“A draft of the long awaited Hunt Report is available here. The draft is dated August 8th so it possible that the published version will differ: after all why else wait 5 months? It is a long report and covers a lot of ground so I haven’t read it all carefully …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 7 January]

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Courts Ban Student Activist from Belfast City Centre

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“Around 25 people gathered outside the Magistrates Court in Belfast on Wednesday 5th of January in support of two student activists whose cases were being heard …” (more)

[Socialist Workers Party, 7 January]

The Hunt Report: our breakdown

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 January 2011 by Steve

Cork Student Newsers have been asking us for a breakdown on the Hunt Report since its preview came out, so what is it, who is this Hunt guy, and what does it mean for the average (dis)interested student? Here are the key points to the Report …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 7 January]

Fraud investigation rocks Danish university

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“A high-profile neuroscientist in Denmark has resigned after facing allegations that she committed research misconduct and misspent grant money …” (more)

[Ewen Callaway, Nature, 7 January]

University Accidentally Tells 500 Students They’re On Academic Probation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“Officials at California State University, Los Angeles, have apologized to about 500 students who mistakenly received letters saying they’d been academically disqualified from returning for the winter quarter …” (more)

[Huffington Post, 7 January]

The Hunt Report is now available – A few comments on centralisation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“… Here, I just want to draw attention to a conflict between a recommendation of the Hunt Report and Bord Snip Nua (Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes). The two reports have very different recommendations for the Higher Education Authority, with Snip recommending abolition, and Hunt recommending beefing it up …” (more)

[Shane O’Mara, Irishscience, 7 January]

Hunt Report ‘buries’ WIT’s university bid

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“The prospect of a University of the South East materialising appear more utopian than ever if the latest leaks from the Hunt Report offer any indication …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 7 January]