A tribute to Patrick Johnston – Vice-Chancellor of Queens University

Posted in Life on June 5th, 2017 by steve

“There was palpable shock and genuine grief among the staff of Queens on Sunday evening following announcement of the death of the Vice-Chancellor, Paddy Johnston. A top flight academic and brilliant administrator had died suddenly in his prime when he had so much more to give …” (more)

[Terry Maguire, Slugger O’Toole, 5 June]

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University governance

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

Ireland“Sir, – The RTÉ Investigates: Universities Unchallenged programme broadcast on May 25th has raised serious questions about universities’ financial governance and oversight procedures. Where there have been conflicts of interests, abuses of power and incomplete disclosures the relevant institutions and people must of course be held responsible …” (more)

[Wolfgang Marx, Irish Times, 5 June]

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University of Limerick criticised for its failures in policy, attitude and honesty

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

Ireland“The two employees in the University of Limerick’s finance department who remain suspended from their roles for two years with pay should be reinstated ‘as soon as possible’, Fianna Fail deputy Willie O’Dea has urged. Deputy O’Dea said that the women were ‘treated terribly by certain elements of the university’s senior management’ and stressed that the way whistleblowers are dealt with and treated needs to change …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 4 June]

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President and vice chancellor of Queen’s University dies suddenly

Posted in Life on June 5th, 2017 by steve

“The death has occurred of the vice-chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast, Professor Patrick Johnston, the college confirmed on Sunday. A leading cancer expert Prof Johnston took over as president and vice-chancellor of Queen’s University in 2014 stating that his ambition was to make the college an ‘international powerhouse’ …” (more)

[Gerry Moriarty, Irish Times, 4 June]

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