Smoke-Free Trinity Stubs Out Cigarette Bins

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“In the latest step on Trinity’s journey to becoming a smoke-free campus, ashtrays have been removed from bins around campus. In recent weeks, the ashtrays, which were located on top of bins around the College, have begun to disappear, as College battles to enforce a smoking ban implemented in March this year …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 26 November]

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Do business degrees have a place in universities?

Posted in Teaching on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Universities serve many different purposes depending on who one asks. Some of these are obvious; they analyse societal problems and offer solutions to them, they train people to be better, more critical citizens. Some are more disputable such as whether they should explicitly prepare people for careers …” (more)

[Garrett Kennedy, University Observer, 26 November]

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Denied Career Progress, Professional Staff Describe Climate of ‘Stagnation’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Members of Trinity’s technical and support staff have been denied the opportunity for promotions and progressions this year amid a restructuring of College’s career advancement structures, leaving many feeling ‘helpless’ and others with a feeling that they’ve been denied the progressions they were promised when they took their jobs …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee and Emer Moreau, University Times, 26 November]

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UCD spend over €150,000 since 2017 on events held in University Lodge

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCD has spent over €150,000 since 2017 on events held in University Lodge, the official residence of UCD President Andrew Deeks. The figures, obtained via a Freedom of Information Request, break down the spending for each year, as detailed in the table below …” (more)

[Gavin Tracey, University Observer, 26 November]

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Allocation of €5m Performance Funding for 2019

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The HEA wish to announce the allocation of €5m in Performance Funding for 2019 following the submission of Impact Assessment Case Studies from Higher Education Institutions in September …” (more)

[Laura Austin, HEA, 26 November]

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Work ready to commence on new UCD athletics track

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Over 40 years since originally laid down, exactly eight years since it was ripped up, and almost two years since an anonymous €3 million donation took it off life support, work is ready to commence on the new athletics track at University College Dublin (UCD) …” (more)

[Ian O’Riordan, Irish Times, 25 November]

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