Walsh gets no response from NUI in row over honour for Cowen

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of the University of Limerick is sending his honorary doctorate in the post back to the National University of Ireland, after failing to receive a formal response. Dr Edward Walsh said that he was ‘surprised’ that he has not received a reply in writing from the Chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI), Dr Maurice Manning, after he wrote to him nearly a fortnight ago …” (more)

[Gareth Morgan, Independent, 11 August]

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Founding UL president to send his honorary doctorate back in post

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of the University of Limerick this week confirmed he will send the honorary doctorate back in the post to the National University of Ireland, after failing to receive a formal response from them. Dr Edward Walsh said he was ‘surprised’ that he has not received a reply in writing from the Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Maurice Manning …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 10 August]

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Founding UL president can send robes back in the post, says NUI head

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of the University of Limerick has been told that he can send the robes and parchment he received for his honorary doctorate back in the post, if he wishes …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 10 August]

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‘No protocol’ for UL President’s protest against honourary doctorate for Brian Cowen

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of the University of Limerick Professor Edward Walsh is handing back the honorary doctorate awarded to him by the NUI because he objects to former Taoiseach Brian Cowen receiving the honour …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 August]

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Ex-UL president to hand back degree in Brian Cowen protest

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of University of Limerick (UL) plans to hand back his honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland (NUI) in protest over its decision to honour former taoiseach Brian Cowen. The NUI has faced a wave of public criticism following its awarding of an honorary doctorate to Mr Cowen on Wednesday …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 July]

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Academic and medical freedom in Bahrain

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2013 by steve

“… Dr Manning’s comment that there ‘has been a normalisation of relations’ in that country suggests he did not meet any of those who suffered and continue to suffer under one of the most brutally oppressive regimes on the planet …” (more)

[Damian Mc Cormack, Irish Times, 1 July]

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NUI chancellor stresses ‘centrality of human rights’ on visit to Bahraini medical campus

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2013 by steve

“The chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) has spoken of ‘the centrality of human rights in the work of medical graduates’ during a visit to a controversial Irish-run college in Bahrain … ” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 11 June]

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Universities confer degree on Feeney

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2012 by steve

“The Universities of Ireland, North and South, have conferred an honorary degree on the philanthropist Chuck Feeney in Dublin Castle this afternoon …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 6 September]

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Academics against abolition of Seanad

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2012 by steve

“It was bad news for the Taoiseach that not even one member of a panel of international experts had supported his position on the future of the Seanad, David Norris (Ind) said …” (more)

[Jimmy Walsh, Irish Times, 27 June]

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Manning’s rescue mission

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Maurice Manning has been appointed chancellor of the National University of Ireland on its 100th birthday. Many in education believed that Garret Fitzgerald, stepping down after 12 years, would turn off the lights. However, Manning has committed to carrying the careworn body into another century. There’s little left on the bones of the NUI and Manning has been tipped for Áras an Uachtaráin rather than Merrion Square. So what can the former leader of Seanad Éireann and Ireland’s most popular academic bring to his new role, apart from closure? …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 5 May]

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Manning elected 5th chancellor of NUI

Posted in Governance and administration on March 13th, 2009 by steve

“Dr Maurice Manning was elected the fifth Chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) yesterday. Dr Manning is also president of the Irish Human Rights Commission. He takes over from Dr Garrett FitzGerald who held the position for more than 10 years. He is taking up the role at a time when third-level fees are being considered by the Government and a new research alliance has been formed between UCD and Trinity College Dublin. ‘Every aspect of third-level education is under scrutiny at the present time and will undoubtedly change. I have to ensure that the NUI is ready for that change,’ Dr Manning told The Irish Times yesterday …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 13 March]

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