UCD to Risk Industrial Dispute Over Doubling of Permit Parking Cost

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s plan to double the cost of parking permits for next year could lead to another major labour dispute with some of Ireland’s biggest Trade Unions. The University wants to increase their price to €100 for the 2018/2019 academic year, then follow up with further increases to €125 in 2019/2020, and €150 in 2020/2021 …” (more)

[College Tribune, 17 October]

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DIT Grangegorman faces a car-free future

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2014 by steve

“I went round the new campus for Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman last Thursday. It is stunning, with great views of the Dublin mountains, masses of open space and sympathetic restoration of the grand old buildings of the original hospital …” (more)

[Independent, 7 September]

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Limerick students pay penalty for bad parking practices

Posted in Legal issues on October 25th, 2013 by steve

“Several students were fined after they were prosecuted at Limerick Court for parking offences which were detected during a garda operation in the College Court estate in Castletroy …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 24 October]

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The key problem at the heart of every university

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2012 by steve

“In his book The Uses of the University the former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, Clark Kerr, suggested that a university President has three key tasks which his or her main stakeholders will expect to see achieved …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 25 September]

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Driving to college is the most popular mode of travel for Irish student

Posted in Life on June 28th, 2012 by steve

“Results from the last census are being released by the Central Statistics Office. There are lots of interesting numbers. This one today caught my eye …” (more)

[Kevin Denny: Economics more-or-less, 28 June]

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And now for the real university issue: car parking

Posted in Life on November 17th, 2008 by steve

“In his book The Uses of the University the former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, Clark Kerr, suggested that a university President has three key tasks which his or her main stakeholders will expect to see achieved: ‘sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.’ Only the last of these, he suggested, presented a problem. In fact, another bon mot also attributed to him is that a university is ‘a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over car parking’ …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 16 November]

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