Archive for 28 January 2011

Libraries and bars empty as student voters register

Posted in Life with tags , on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“Third-level students abandoned lecture halls, libraries, canteens – and even emptied bars – to register to vote yesterday …” (more)

[Eimear Ni Bhraonain, Independent, 28 January]

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A web of confusion

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“As I have noted previously, these days the main ‘shop window’ in which a university presents its programmes, facilities and services to a wider world is its worldwide web homepage. Anyone wanting to make contact with it is likely to look there first, and therefore it is very important that the institution presents itself well …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 28 January]

Hogan calls on WIT to focus on south-east university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“Deputy Phil Hogan has expressed disappointment with the shift in policy by the Board of Waterford IT in the pursuit of a university for the south east. The Fine Gael Frontbench spokesman, who has been a long-term supporter for the establishment of a university for the south-east, has criticised WIT’s new policy to pursue linking with Cork IT …” (more)

[Kilkenny Advertiser, 28 January]

Farrell and Ryan tear UUJ to shreds

Posted in Life with tags on 28 January 2011 by Steve

St Pat’s-Mater Dei 2-22 UUJ 0-10, Fitzgibbon Cup (sh) Impressive St Patrick’s-Mater Dei were very convincing victors over a game but limited University Ulster Jordanstown yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 28 January]

Charlie Gilmour among seven charged over student protests

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“Son of Pink Floyd guitarist charged with violent disorder and theft of a mannequin leg …” (more)

[Guardian, 27 January]

Train 100,000 Science and Math Teachers? Obama Plan Leaves Unanswered Questions

Posted in teaching on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised that the federal government would help universities train 100,000 new elementary and secondary school science and math teachers over the next decade …” (more)

[Jeffrey Mervis, Science Insider, 27 January]

Coughlan highlights plight of student nurses

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“Dail seat hopeful Cllr Martin Coughlan (Labour) said he feels ‘ashamed’ that the former Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe who last week jumped ship from the sinking Fianna Fáil party, had backed a proposal to create ‘slave labour out of young student nurses’ …” (more)

[Independent, 27 January]