Archive for 2 March 2011

CSN sister website to launch next Mon

Posted in Life with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

Cork Student News’ national version, StudentNews.ie, is to launch at an event in Suas, North Main St, next Mon night …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 2 March]

Academics in bitter attack on university management

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“An influential group of academics at a troubled university has written to the Scottish Government attacking the running of higher education institutions – including their own …” (more)

[Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland, 2 March]

USI to pressure Labour over pre-Election commitment

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said that it will make sure that the Labour Party keep to the pledge that they signed before the election saying that they would not increase fees …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 2 March]

UCU vote means 63 universities face strikes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“Sixty-three of the UK’s most prestigious universities face strikes over changes to pensions after members of the University and College Union backed stoppages …” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 2 March]

Explaining Creativity to a Martian

Posted in Life with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“… Explaining a subject to a Martian is a particularly useful exercise where people of good will disagree bitterly about a subject on grounds both moral and practical, such as sexual mores, economic justice or spirituality. As an instrument, Martian-Explaining has a special gift for lifting and separating the spaghetti-mess of the moral and the practical into individual strands …” (more)

[Cory Doctorow, Locus Online, 2 March]

London School of Economics to give Gaddafi money away

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The London School of Economics is to give away funds received from a foundation linked to Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi …” (more)

[BBC News, 2 March]

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and his movable type

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The resignation of a minister over PhD plagiarism reveals how much more Germany values academia than we do …” (more)

[Philip Oltermann, Guardian, 2 March]