The Poignancy of the Disparity Between Aims and Actions in Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2014 by steve

“We take an in-depth look at what exactly the revelations about student charges and HEA Reports over the past two days mean, with comparisons to similar charges in other Irish universities and a detailed look at the Finance Committee documents …” (more)

[Edmund Heaphy, Jane Fallon Griffin and Sinéad Baker, University Times, 14 June]

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Trinity College tones down rebranding plan after staff backlash

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2014 by steve

“A revised logo and corporate identity for Trinity College Dublin was presented to the university’s board yesterday following vocal criticism of the initiative from some of the academic staff …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 1 May]

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Debate over branding at Trinity College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on April 17th, 2014 by steve

“It has been called ‘bland’ and ‘corporate’, its colors ‘anemic’ and its design drained of meaning. For Trinity College Dublin, a major overhaul of its official logo has not gone entirely to plan …” (more)

[Naomi Powell, Inside Higher Ed, 17 April]

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Provost Under Pressure To ‘Re-think’ Identity Initiative

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2014 by steve

“Students, staff and alumni put pressure on Provost to reconsider changes to name and coat of arms. Provost, Patrick Prendergast, has suggested that he would ‘take a break’ and reassess the rebranding exercise …” (more)

[Leanna Byrne, University Times, 9 April]

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TCD says it will ‘act’ on rebranding suggestions

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin says it is taking on board criticism of its rebranding before making a final decision on its new marketing name and logo. Trinity provost Dr Patrick Prendergast was heckled at a scholars’ dinner in the college dining hall on Monday night …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 9 April]

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TCD provost defends rebranding as staff turn on ‘insipid’ logo

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin provost Patrick Prendergast has warned staff against being complacent or ‘self-satisfied’ about the university’s international status as he faced down criticism of a planned rebranding of the 400-year-old institution …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 5 April]

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Trinity ‘gateway’ for business will in turn make students more entrepreneurial

Posted in Research on March 28th, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin has teamed up with IBEC to provide businesses with access to university researchers. The venture will have the added purpose of exposing students to the business world and helping them to think more entrepreneurially …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 28 March]

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Academics to continue using TCD’s traditional name despite rebranding

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2014 by steve

“Staff and students at Trinity College Dublin have complained about a lack of consultation over a decision by the university to rebrand itself under a new name for official communications …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 28 March]

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In age of acronym/Google, Trinity to rebrand as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2014 by steve

“In the age of the acronym and Google, Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university that was established by a Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1592, is to rebrand as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’ to improve its global recognition. This is a classic example of stupidity but at least …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 27 March]

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TCD board approves rebranding as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2014 by steve

“The board of Trinity College Dublin has provisionally approved a new name for what is Ireland’s oldest university in a bid to strengthen its global identity …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 27 March]

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Do colleges need fees of up to €6,000 to survive?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“It is a proposal that will not be welcomed by parents of students who will go to college in the coming years. Philip Nolan, President of NUI Maynooth, says Ireland’s universities need fees of up to €6,000 per year to put them back on a firm financial footing …” (more)

[Kim Bielenberg, Independent, 5 March]

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Universities warn of student-staff ratios reaching ‘critical’ threshold

Posted in Teaching on February 15th, 2014 by steve

“The ratio of students to staff has sharply increased at universities, new figures show, in a trend that threatens to further damage Ireland’s standing in global rankings for higher education. In a five-year period, the ratio has gone up from 23:1 to 27:1, a level that ‘puts us on a par with what would have been a bad polytechnic in the UK’ …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 15 February]

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College fee hikes back on table in funds row

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 10th, 2014 by steve

“The spectre of higher college fees is looming again as universities prepare to put pressure on the Government to tackle the issue of who will foot the growing bill for third-level education …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 10 February]

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Disappearing Academic Thought

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Ciar McCormick argues that a private university shuns the notion of the common good in education …” (more)

[University Times, 3 February]

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Running university is serious business for Trinity’s provost

Posted in Governance and administration on November 29th, 2013 by steve

“Educators often bristle at the thought of evaluating universities as businesses, and incorporating business models into higher education, but Trinity College Dublin provost Patrick Prendergast is different …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 29 November]

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Trinity College Dublin to establish ‘creative quarter’ for entrepreneurship

Posted in Governance and administration on November 28th, 2013 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin has unveiled a new strategy for innovation and entrepreneurship that will see more than 160 start-up companies emerge from the university before the end of 2016 …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 28 November]

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TCD to establish ‘creative quarter’ and generate 161 start-ups over three years

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2013 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has unveiled a new strategy for entrepreneurship that will see 161 start-ups emerge from the university in the first three years. It will also kick-start a €70m building programme that will result in a creative quarter in Dublin …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 27 November]

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Talks of Privatisation at Trinity Global Graduate Forum

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2013 by steve

“Reports presented to attendees of the Trinity Global Graduates Forum (TGGF) on November 9th and 10th reveal that Trinity College Dublin is considering a degree of privatisation …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 19 November]

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Provost’s privatisation agenda rejected by students

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2013 by steve

“An overwhelming majority of students would oppose the privatisation of Trinity College, Dublin, according to a new survey conducted last week by Trinity News. Just under 81% of the 500 TCD students that were polled by this paper indicated that they would not support the privatisation agenda …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 19 November]

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Trinity withdraws legal threat over war memorial website

Posted in Legal issues on November 12th, 2013 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin has withdrawn a threatened legal action against campaigners who were planning to honour those associated with the university who died during the second World War …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 November]

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