Provostial election

Trinity College Dublin are soon to elect a new Provost.  The timetable for this is as follows:

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Closing date for applications: 6 December 2010

Publication of final electoral register: 12 January 2011

Nomination Forms dispatched to eligible candidates: 13 January 2011

Nominations close, nominations published: 7 February 2011

Election: 2 April 2011

Board meeting to appoint Provost: 11 April 2011

Provost takes up office: 1 August 2011

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Twitter hashtag: #tcdprovost

Candidate Twitter feeds: @BolandJJ@ColmPKearney, @JaneTCD2011, @pjprendergast

Candidate websites: Colm Kearney, Des FitzgeraldJane Ohlmeyer, John Boland, Patrick Prendergast, Robin Coningham

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Odds, according to the Paddy Power betting page, have shifted as follows.

Jane Ohlmeyer Patrick Prendergast Colm Kearney Des Fitzgerald John Boland Robin Coningham
24 Mar 4/5 evens 9/4 5/1 20/1
22 Mar evens 5/6 2/1 9/2 20/1
16 Mar 3/1 8/11 2/1 4/1 16/1 22/1
14 Mar 7/2 8/11 15/8 4/1 16/1 22/1
4 Mar 5/2 6/5 6/4 6/1 12/1 20/1
2 Mar 11/4 6/5 6/4 6/1 12/1 20/1
28 Feb 11/4 13/8 11/8 6/1 12/1 20/1
18 Feb 3/1 7/4 6/4 5/1 8/1 20/1
17 Feb 3/1 7/4 6/4 5/1 14/1 20/1
15 Feb 11/4 7/4 11/8 9/2 20/1 20/1
8 Feb 11/4 6/4 5/2 4/1 16/1 16/1
12 Nov 11/4 6/4 5/2
27 Oct 11/8 11/10 8/1
23 Oct 6/4 10/11 8/1

Robin Coningham has now withdrawn his candidacy.

Press articles

Trinity’s big decision (Irish Times, 22 March)

Teacher’s pet (Irish Times, 15 March)

Trinity ordered to slash salary of provost (John Walshe and Ann Marie Walsh, Independent, 26 February)

TCD angry at timing of plan to slash college head salaries (John Walshe, Independent, 23 February)

New provost to keep plush address (Independent, 23 February)

Is an election the best way to fill Trinity’s top job? (Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 15 February)

The Need-To-Know Guide to: The Provostial Elections (Laura Morley, University Times, 14 February)

The Provost Elections: Can Students Be The Difference? (Lia Brazil, University Times, 14 February)

Fitzgerald runs for top Trinity post (Independent, 8 February)

Six contenders stand for 10-year tenure as Trinity provost (Irish Times, 8 February)

Jane Ohlmeyer’s nomination for Provost (A Trinity Tale, 8 February)

Six in running for Trinity College Provost (RTÉ News, 7 February)

Six Candidates Run for Election to be Provost of Trinity College Dublin (Trinity Communications Office, 7 February)

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer: Queen of the Humanities (Trinity News, 2 November)

Provostial interviews: Prof. Patrick Prendergast (Tom Lowe, University Times, 1 November)

Election! (Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 24 October)

Teacher’s Pet (Irish Times, 19 October)

President should have a role in selection of top dons (Myles Duffy, Irish Examiner, 18 October)

The battle for Trinity’s top job (Myles Duffy, Irish Times, 16 October)

€200k and mansion on offer as Trinity looks to fill top job (Michael Lavery, Herald, 13 October)

The battle for Trinity’s top job (Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 12 October)

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For further information see the official Provost Appointment website.

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