Limerick college condemns ‘vile video containing racist slurs’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College has condemned a ‘vile video’ that has appeared on social media and are investigating if any of their students have been involved. This Sunday, the college issued a statement: ‘A vile video containing racist slurs has been brought to our attention. Mary Immaculate College regards the content as despicable and will proceed to determine if there has been MIC student involvement’ …” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 28 June]

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Universities Have Been Too Slow to Tackle Sexual Misconduct on Their Campuses

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“This week, the results of a survey conducted by NUI Galway and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) showed us what many students unfortunately already know – sexual harassment and assault are scarily common on campuses …” (more)

[University Times, 28 June]

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It’s Time for Trinity to Re-Evaluate How It Shares Out Its Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The pandemic means that now, more than ever, nothing is being taken for granted. From healthcare to economics, social distancing to social justice, it seems that the list of topics up for debate has rarely been longer. And with a new government newly instated, this is likely to be amplified again in the coming months …” (more)

[Ella Connolly, University Times, 28 June]

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Students need a sense of home not found on a screen

Posted in Life on June 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Despite overwhelmingly positive advancements with regards to the easing of Ireland’s lockdown restrictions, uncertainty about the future still remains a huge issue weighing on the minds of students in Trinity and beyond. Between the choice students face regarding Erasmus, and uncertainty surrounding housing and accommodation, the idea that all possible outcomes could culminate in working from a screen at home is becoming all the more plausible …” (more)

[Laura Galvin, Trinity News, 28 June]

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A Third-Level Department Represents Big Progress – But Does Not a Funding Model Make

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In July 17th, 2019, in the basement of the Alex Hotel in Dublin city centre, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin promised Ireland’s higher education leaders a new department, just for them. It was easy at the time to be cynical about the pitch: Martin, who wasn’t in government, was speaking at a conference organised by universities, for universities, and addressing a sector starved of both funding and political attention …” (more)

[University Times, 28 June]

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