No, Farage Should Not Get a Medal. But He Should Be Invited to Speak

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The decision of the College Historical Society (the Hist) to cancel the awarding of its Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse to Nigel Farage is the correct one. But the whole spectacle surrounding it is unfortunate considering the rise of the ‘snowflake’ students trope.The decision was correct simply because it is hard to argue that Farage has made anything even close to an outstanding contribution to public discourse …” (more)

[University Times, 8 October]

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Trinity’s Grand Canal Dock campus plan undergoing cost-benefit analysis

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus (TTEC), which is planned for construction at Grand Canal Dock, has moved a step closer to beginning construction. Indecon Economic Consultants have been tasked to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of the €1.25 billion development, following the announcement of plans for the new campus earlier this year …” (more)

[Shane Hughes, Trinity News, 7 October]

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Education Is A Right – Not €20,000 of Debt

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“If you were to ask me what education is, I’d simply reply with saying education is a right, education is what we’re told is our passport to life, our key to unlocking a greater life for ourselves. What education is not? It’s not €20,000 in the red when we leave college and having this barrier in our lives …” (more)

[Laura Smith, Campus.ie, 7 October]

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