Archive for 25 January 2011

Academics defend the right to tenure

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“‘What we have here is a situation where the lunatics have taken over the asylum.’ So began Kevin Farrell, executive member of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland, as he addressed academics at a public meeting in the Gresham Hotel on Saturday afternoon …” (more)

[Aine Pennello, Trinity News, 25 January]

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TCD research is ‘deficient’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“The external reviews of the Schools of Genetics and Microbiology and of Nursing and Midwifery reveal underfunding across the board and issues with female representation. The reviews took place in 2010 with final version of the reports just released …” (more)

[Meadhbh McHugh and Mairead Cremins, Trinity News, 25 January]

Student centre loses funding

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“The planned Trinity College Student Centre has received a setback after the Trinity Foundation cut its proposed funding in half …” (more)

[Caitriona Murphy, Trinity News, 25 January]

Cambridge considers end to one-to-one tuition

Posted in teaching with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“Two students could attend tutorials together to save money, as university teaching budgets are slashed …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 25 January]

IT fights for Uni status

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“Carlow is one step closer to getting its own university as IT Carlow stepped up its campaign for ‘technological university’ status. The institute’s governing body met last week and adopted a proposal to secure technological university designation as soon as possible …” (more)

[Clare Minnock, Carlow Nationalist, 25 January]

Students quizzed over Trinity ski trip chaos

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“Former pupils at some of Dublin’s most exclusive schools are being investigated by Trinity College authorities after wreaking havoc in an exclusive Alpine ski resort …” (more)

[Caitlin McBride, Herald, 25 January]

McCarthy joins student’s call for Friday election

Posted in Life with tags , on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“David McCarthy who is standing as an Independent in Cork South Central and who launched a new movement the ‘Independent Alliance for Change’ last week in Cork has joined UCC student union President Keith O’Brien in the call for a Friday election to better allow students exercise their franchise …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 25 January]