John Henry Newman to be canonised in October

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“John Henry Newman, the theologian, educational reformer and founder of University College Dublin (UCD), is to be canonised on Sunday, October 13th, the Vatican has announced. Pope Francis formally approved Newman’s elevation to sainthood at a consistory of cardinals on Monday …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, Irish Times, 1 July]

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Dubai royal family to fund TCD centre for Middle Eastern studies

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has refused to reveal how much money is being donated by the Al Maktoum Foundation for the establishment of a new centre for Middle Eastern studies at the university. The foundation is owned by the ruling royal family of Dubai, which has been accused of human rights abuses …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 1 July]

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Alaska university system braces for ‘devastating’ budget cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2019 by steve

“University leaders in Alaska are scrambling to prepare for a 41% cut in state funding and mobilizing a last-ditch lobbying effort to try to persuade legislators to overturn the governor’s decision. ‘Simply put, if not overridden, today’s veto will strike an institutional and reputational blow from which we may likely never recover’ …” (more)

[Zachariah Hughes and Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, 1 July]

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