Brexit: Is Britain Facing A Mass Academic Exodus?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2017 by steve

“The UK exiting the Single Market and the European Customs Union will not only mean a return to customs checks, effectively creating a so-called hard border to control migration, it will also greatly affect the UK’s and Europe’s innovation capacity …” (more)

[Denise Feldner, The Globalist, 5 March]

Tags: , ,

Trinity College consent dispute over remains of Tipperary ‘Giant’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Professor Desmond O’Neill of TCD and Physiotherapist Mark Sexton have spoken against Trinity’s decision to display the remains of Tipperary man Cornelius Magrath. The 7 foot 4 body has been on display in the Anatomy School since 1760, after supposedly being ‘body-snatched’ and dissected by Trinity College medical students …” (more)

[Sam Cox, Trinity News, 4 March]

Tags:

GMIT history can teach us valuable lessons

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Why should we study history? Well, frankly, history is the study of human nature, and history most definitely repeats itself. History can teach us lessons so that we are forearmed when facing situations, better informed when planning to proceed. The history of the long campaign to establish the Regional Technical College (RTC, now the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT) campus in Mayo contains, I believe, guidance on how the Castlebar based college can be rescued from those who oppose its survival …” (more)

[Noel Campbell, Mayo Advertiser, 3 March]

Tags: