Trinity launches investigations after furore over alleged ‘bugging’ of secret society ‘hazing’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has launched an investigation after reporters from one of the university’s student newspapers planted a recording device outside a student’s on-campus apartment where an alleged society hazing event was taking place …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 March]

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Trinity students launch petition to remove University Times funding

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students from Trinity College Dublin are circulating a petition to cut funding to the University Times, a student-run newspaper based on campus. The University Times (UT) today reported that students are seeking to end the funding of a salaried position of Editor and stop the practice of providing on-campus accommodation for the Editor …” (more)

[Brían Donnelly, University Observer, 20 March]

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These Elite Sportsmen Are Perpetuating Outdated Ideas of Loyalty and Commitment

Posted in Governance and administration on March 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Following the national attention the Dublin University Boat Club (DUBC) hazing expose received, this Editorial Board expressed its hope that the story would spark a national conversation on these dangerous practices. Instead, three weeks later, a new cohort of pledges were subjected to a night of beration and humiliation by some of the university’s foremost sportsmen at an initiation ceremony run by the Knights of the Campanile …” (more)

[University Times, 18 March]

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Knights of the Campanile Implicated in On-Campus Hazing Evening

Posted in Governance and administration on March 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“On Wednesday, February 27th, reporters from The University Times witnessed an initiation ceremony for members of the Knights of the Campanile – the elite, invite-only Trinity sporting society. The Knights of the Campanile, established in 1926 – ostensibly to ‘further the sporting activities’ of the College – is an all-male society with over 1,200 members …” (more)

[Edmund Heaphy, Eleanor O’Mahony and Donal MacNamee, University Times, 15 March]

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Third Level Institutions – Hazing at Trinity College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 8th, 2019 by steve

IrelandThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the practices of hazing at Trinity College, Dublin in respect of student initiation into certain societies …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 February]

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Have your say: Have you ever taken part in an initiation ceremony?

Posted in Life on February 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Typically associated with the membership rites of some college societies, hazing or initiation ceremonies can sometimes overstep the mark …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 February]

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