University of Limerick records may need to be independently examined

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues, Teaching on February 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Fears that thousands of students at the University of Limerick possibly received ‘understated’ degrees may need to be independently examined, members of the Dáil Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) believe …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 2 February]

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College entry applications edge up on last year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Applications for college entry are up slightly on this time last year. The CAO received 73,157 applications when the main deadline passed yesterday. The final tally will likely be higher as there is a facility for late applications, and normally a few thousand more come in …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 2 February]

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Junior Dean Launches Investigation into Boat Club Hazing

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Junior Dean, Tim Trimble, has launched an investigation into hazing practices in Dublin University Boat Club, following reporting from The University Times that revealed the existence of an initiation ritual known as ‘Commons’ …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 1 February]

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