News roundup: Week of 26 April 2010

With a decision on the Croke Park deal only days away, it’s a time for passionate declarations and manifestos on the state of the (academic) nation. Three good examples this week, each of which has generated commentary:

Other news, Irish and foreign:

Think pieces:
Tracking a Global Academic Revolution
The socio-economic gradient in students expectations
Free speech on campus rightly has limits
Independence would enhance role of universities in society
Why Don’t Students Study Anymore?

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