Archive for 18 March 2011

Did you get the ride … into college?

Posted in Life with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“The ecstatic rush and the pumping of blood, griping to your lean and strong frame, the involuntary flushes from the graceful entanglement. One last push and we’re there together. Dismounting, I relish the satisfied feeling while now lingering in that blissfully exhausted limbo …” (more)

[Aisling Esmonde, University Times, 18 March]

University threatens MP with libel case over Gaddafi criticism

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Liverpool John Moores University has threatened to sue a Conservative MP after he criticised its relations with the Libyan regime, Index on Censorship has learned …” (more)

[Index on Censorship, 18 March]

Could Education Bring Down the Government?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“It has been said that the program for Government approved last week in the Dáil is high on rhetoric but low on detail, leaving the detail to be hammered out at cabinet level …” (more)

[Henry Burrows, University Times, 18 March]

Lecturers to strike in pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Lecturers at Northern Ireland’s two universities will take strike action on Monday and Thursday to protest against revised pensions arrangements …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 18 March]

UCD retains Gannon Cup for fourth year as College secures clean sweep in rowing colours

Posted in Life with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“The men’s senior VIII rowing crew recorded an impressive four length lead to beat Trinity in the 64th Gannon Cup race on St Patrick’s Day …” (more)

[UCD News, 18 March]

Budget limbo continues for US science

Posted in research with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“The US budget limbo continues, as US President Barack Obama this morning signed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government until April 8 …” (more)

[Eugenie Samuel Reich, The Great Beyond, 18 March]

My enthusiasm for a career in science is slowly ebbing away

Posted in Life on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Nathan Ley describes what it’s like to apply for a studentship in the UK just as the government’s austerity measures start to bite …” (more)

[Guardian, 18 March]