Archive for TCD

University and the ruins of the present

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Reading the manifestos of the candidates for Provost (President) in Trinity College you could be forgiven for thinking that we really had reached the end of history. Nowhere in their over-inflated promises is there any sense that the university, and education in general, has any role other than competing for resources on a global market …” (more)

[University in Crisis, 23 March]

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Another empty election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Last night we attended one of the many hustings (‘debates’) taking place for the election of the new Provost of Trinity College. Unfortunately there is no debate. All the candidates accept that the state should no longer provide free and equal education (because the government has decided the banks and bondholders are more important) …” (more)

[The provisional university, 23 March]

‘Don’t vote for me’, TCD candidate tells electors

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“A belated discovery of lack of citizenship by a confirmed Seanad election candidate means she cannot run for the Upper House – but her name will remain on the ballot paper …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 22 March]

Trinity’s big decision

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“The old jibe that academic politics are so vicious because the stakes are so small does not apply to the election battle for the provost’s job in Trinity College Dublin. For one thing, all five candidates have run polite campaigns. For another, the stakes could scarcely be higher …” (more)

[Irish Times, 22 March]

The part-time academy?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“It is now nearly 25 years since I first assumed academic management responsibilities. At the time, after the untimely death of my head of department in Trinity College Dublin, I became Acting Head of TCD’s business school …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 22 March]

Kells bells! TCD puts ancient book’s name to beer

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“It’s probably not what the Columban monks had in mind as they slaved by candlelight over the manuscript that was to become the Book of Kells in the year 800, but visitors to the books exhibition in Trinity College may soon be able to buy Book of Kells-branded soaps, perfumery, cosmetics and even beer …” (more)

[Harry Leech, Independent, 20 March]

Leading doctor joins race for Senate

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin GP and Life magazine correspondent Dr Maurice Gueret is among those battling to fill the Trinity College Senate seat left vacant by the election to the Dail of Shane Ross …” (more)

[John Drennan, Independent, 20 March]