NUIG to drop students’ names from exam papers amid bias concerns

Posted in Teaching on June 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway will no longer require students to put their names on exam papers amid concern over marking bias. The college’s academic council has approved a proposal to introduce anonymous marking which will commence in the new academic year …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 26 June]

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RTÉ stands over university spending probe

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“RTÉ is standing over an investigation on spending and governance at third-level colleges as it prepares responses to complaints from two universities. University College Cork and NUI Galway have submitted complaints over its May 25 RTÉ Investigates programme, Universities Unchallenged …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 24 June]

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Top architectural award sheds its image

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A group of sheds that have been transformed into the new O’Donoghue Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance at NUI Galway has been selected for a top architecture award. The centre, designed by Taylor Architects in association with Richard Murphy, won the Public Choice Award at the annual RIAI Irish Architecture Awards …” (more)

[Evelyn Ring, Irish Examiner, 24 June]


Mediation extended!

Posted in Legal issues on June 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Examiner has reported that the mediation between the four female lecturers taking High Court cases and NUI Galway has been extended for another two weeks! It seems our previous post on Tuesday reporting how it had failed and detailing what we had heard about NUI Galway’s Machiavellian moves may have done some good! …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 23 June]

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College bar racks up €700,000 ‘tab’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Losses at the college bar catering business at one of the country’s largest universities total almost €700,000 since 2013. NUI Galway Student Union Commercial Services Ltd operates the bar and catering services at NUI Galway and the Labour Court heard the business ‘has undergone dramatic changes to ensure its survival’ …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 23 June]


Legal actions over alleged gender discrimination at NUI Galway adjourned for mediation

Posted in Legal issues on June 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Legal actions by four female lecturers against National University of Ireland Galway alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion have been again adjourned while efforts continue to resolve the dispute through mediation. Claire Bruton BL, for the lecturers, told High Court Deputy Master Angela Denning today the mediation is ongoing and she was seeking a two-week adjournment of the cases by consent …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 22 June]

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Mediation fails – the fight for justice and gender equality goes on

Posted in Legal issues on June 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The mediation between NUI Galway and the four women taking High Court cases for gender discrimination in promotion has failed. A report of the failure will be published in the High Court today and another date for the pre hearing will then be arranged. It means the four women’s cases have been delayed yet again …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 20 June]

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Hanna and Me: Micheline’s US tour documentary

Posted in Life on June 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Micheline would like to film key parts of the US lecture tour she’s undertaking late this summer. This repeats her grandmother Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s epic tour one hundred years ago. She hopes to make a documentary for broadcasting which will be about Hanna’s fight for justice, but also about Micheline’s equality win and her campaign for the five women …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 17 June]


Micheline’s US Tour now has a Facebook page

Posted in Life on June 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Micheline’s lecture tour of the US is rapidly taking shape. Following her grandmother’s epic tour one hundred years ago Micheline now, in her turn, also has invitations to speak in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, St Louis, Seattle and smaller places like Butte, Montana with strong Irish connections that Hanna spoke in …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 9 June]


NUI Galway continues mediation with women taking High Court case

Posted in Legal issues on June 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The mediation which the four women taking the High Court case and NUI Galway agreed to is continuing. Neither Micheline nor the campaign are privy to what is happening. All the campaign knows is that it started a week ago and is still on going …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 4 June]

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Micheline takes the campaign to the US

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Micheline has resolved to repeat her grandmother, Hannah Sheehy Skeffington’s, epic tour of the U.S in this its anniversary year. Her principal motive is to try to get Hanna the recognition she deserves for what she did …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 30 May]

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Irish language sector needs to ‘continually reinvent itself,’ NUIG says

Posted in Research on May 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a ‘discourse of despair’, an NUI Galway academic has said. If people see advantages to Irish they will continue to use it …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 May]

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More lack of transparency at NUI Galway revealed in big way

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“There is yet more lack of transparency at NUI Galway. The University has more than €57 million in a private fund-raising foundation but has resisted declaring the funds despite government pressure, according to a blockbuster story in Tuesday’s Irish Times …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 18 May]


Senator critical of NUI Galway over €57m ‘warchest’

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

Ireland“A Galway senator has NUI Galway over revelations that the foundation associated with the college has assets worth more than €57 million.Money raised through fundraising activities for NUIG, doesn’t form part of the university’s annual accounts …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 16 May]

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NUI Galway applies for gender equality award – again. Campaign supporters have until May 17th to voice opinions

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Campaign has learned that NUI Galway has resubmitted its application for an Athena SWAN Bronze award. The university’s application for the gender equality award was rejected in 2015, in the first round open to Irish institutions. Such an award recognises that the ‘institution has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff’ …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 13 May]

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NUIG gender discrimination case adjourned for mediation

Posted in Legal issues on May 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway (NUIG) has confirmed that legal proceedings taken against the university by four female lecturers over alleged gender discrimination have been adjourned to allow for mediation. The development has been welcomed by former NUIG lecturer Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, whose own discrimination case against the university prompted the legal action by the four lecturers …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 3 May]

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NUI Galway will negotiate with women lecturers: Thursday’s High Court pre-trial hearing and demonstration cancelled

Posted in Governance and administration on May 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Campaign has just learnt that the four female lecturers and NUI Galway have agreed to mediation. As a result of the agreement, the pre-trial hearing regarding the gender inequality case that was scheduled to be held on Thursday May 4th in the High Court in Dublin has been adjourned …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 2 May]

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What NUI Galway are trying to do at the High Court

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“This short video explains what NUI Galway are trying to do in the High Court on May 4th and why we need to demonstrate to expose their hypocrisy. If you want to join us you can come on our bus from Galway …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 1 May]

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Tommy Tiernan on Gender Discrimination at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“We’ve had several requests from staff to see the rest of Tommy Tiernan’s riff about NUI Galway at our benefit concert. So here it is in full, for all the ‘nerds’ …” (more, video)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 29 April]

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Student residence developers set to drive forward Dyke Road project

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

Ireland“Developers of student accommodation are set to drive forward the construction of a new concert hall, library headquarters and multi-storey carpark on the Dyke Road. The Galway City Tribune understands that bed spaces for hundreds of students could be provided on the site – which would be linked to the NUI Galway campus by a pedestrian and cycle bridge …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 28 April]

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