Trinity students vote against slashing University Times funding

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin students have voted against slashing the funding of The University Times following a referendum on whether to dramatically cut funding for the newspaper over controversy into its reporting methods in a recent news story …” (more)

[David Gorman, Irish Times, 11 April]

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Students Vote Overwhelmingly to Save University Times

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“In a landslide, 74% of voters have voted against slashing the funding of The University Times. Just over 25% voted to make the Editor of The University Times an unpaid position and to limit the funding to just €3,000 …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 11 April]

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Warm welcome for UL plan as more details of Limerick city campus revealed

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“There has been universal approval to the news the vacant Dunnes Stores site on Sarsfield Street is to be developed into a state-of-the art, multi-storey campus by the University of Limerick. It will says the university, become the home of a ‘very different educational experience’ in the heart of the city …” (more)

[Jess Casey and Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 11 April]

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Student Conduct Committee to hear Knights case, after Junior Dean finds no hazing

Posted in Legal issues on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Student Conduct and Capacity Committee looks set to consider the case against the Knights of the Campanile following the Junior Dean’s dismissal of hazing allegations. Speaking to Trinity News, Editor of the University Times Eleanor O’Mahony said: ‘Essentially, the Junior Dean closed the investigation without speaking to us about it and without asking for evidence …'” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 11 April]

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IUA welcomes Government announcement of €12m IRC investment in curiosity driven basic research

Posted in Research on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) welcomes the announcement today by Ministers Joe McHugh and John Halligan of €12 million investment by the Irish Research Council in ground-breaking, basic research projects. Twelve researchers will each receive a maximum of €1 million funding under the Irish Research Council’s Advanced Laureate Awards to conduct leading-edge research over four years …” (more)

[IUA, 11 April]

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Confucius Institute of Chinese and Regenerative Medicine to be established at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has signed an agreement to establish a Confucius Institute and to formalise collaborative ties with Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM). The signing ceremony was attended by the Chinese Vice-Minister for Education, the Ambassador of China in Ireland and the Mayor of Galway …” (more)

[Fiona Lee, SIN, 11 April]

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Electoral Commission Condemns Spread of Misinformation in University Times Referendum

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Student Union’s (TCDSU) Electoral Commission has condemned the spread of misinformation about the referendum on the future of The University Times. In an email statement to The University Times, the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Stephen Sheil, said …” (more)

[Jordan Nann, University Times, 11 April]

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Huge Victory for Students on Rent Hikes – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has commended the work of the students on ensuring that student specific accommodation on and off campus will now be covered by the rent pressure legislation and will therefore be subject to the 4% rent hike cap. Deputy Ó Broin said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 11 April]

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Former UCC president appointed as head of European University Association

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The former President of UCC Michael Murphy has been appointed as the first ever Irish President of the European University Association (EUA). He was announced as head of the body following an election by representatives of all member universities and national rectors’ conferences during the EUA’s General Assembly at the Sorbonne University in Paris …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 11 April]

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Trinity joins universities that give asylum seekers and refugees free tuition

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is the latest Irish university to offer free fees and other supports to students living in direct provision to help them pursue third-level education. The university’s academic council has approved four four-year scholarships, for each of the next four years, for asylum seekers and refugees …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 11 April]

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Queen’s split with Union Theological College could cost £700k

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

“Union Theological College could face a financial shortfall of up to £700,000 a year after Queen’s University Belfast announced it would cut ties, it’s been claimed. The Presbyterian-run college admits around 150 undergraduate students a year, with tuition fees for 2018/19 set at £4,160 annually – which would generate around £624,000 …” (more)

[Allan Preston, Belfast Telegraph, 11 April]

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300 student bed spaces planned for derelict North Main Street site

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Up to 300 student bed spaces could be delivered under proposals for an apartment building on a derelict site on North Main Street. The property at 96 North Main Street was bought by City Hall in May of last year. It has been derelict for almost two decades and is considered one of the worst eyesores in the city centre …” (more)

[Robert McNamara, EchoLive, 10 April]

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Trinity College Dublin student at centre of ‘poisoning plot’ of his housemates

Posted in Legal issues on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A student at posh Trinity College Dublin is at the centre of an alleged poisoning plot of his housemates. The Irish Mirror has learned university bosses were alerted to a claim of bleach being placed in a coffee machine …” (more)

[Niall O’Connor, Irish Mirror, 11 April]

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