‘Impossible to Enforce’, College Lifts Ban on Sunbathing on Fellows’ Square

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Declaring it ‘impossible to enforce’ and ‘impractical’, Trinity’s Estates and Facilities have lifted the ban on sunbathing on Fellows’ Square in time for the excellent weather. The last few days has seen hundreds of students take to the lawns on the square to make the most of the good weather as exam season reaches its peak …” (more)

[Róisín Power and Dominic McGrath, University Times, 10 May]

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UL inquiry examines €150,000 payment to lecturer over ‘inappropriate touching’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“An independent inquiry into misconduct allegations at University of Limerick (UL) is likely to include the circumstances surrounding the payment of €150,000 to a former lecturer alleged to have inappropriately touched students. The former staff member was the subject of three formal complaints from students, who referred to ‘inappropriate sexual references’ in class and ‘inappropriate touching’ …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 May]

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Bullying, harassment, and cheats: FoI reveals college cases

Posted in Legal issues on April 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“One student was expelled from Dundalk Institute of Technology due to alleged disorderly conduct and sexual harassment against a staff member. The college said there was ‘possible criminal proceedings pending’ in a separate case involving two staff members and the alleged misuse of email …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 18 April]

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Cllr to raise UCC anti social behaviour

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Anti-social behaviour in the area around UCC will be highlighted at Monday’s meeting of the Cork City joint policing committee. Fine Gael’s Cllr John Buttimer will bring up the issue in a motion seeking reassurance from garda management …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 4 December]

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Injunction granted to DIT academic

Posted in Legal issues on January 15th, 2013 by steve

“A senior academic at the Dublin Institution of Technology (DIT) has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing it bringing disciplinary proceedings against him …” (more)

[Irish Times, 15 January]

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DIT director gets injunction over disciplinary action

Posted in Legal issues on January 14th, 2013 by steve

“A senior academic at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) today secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing it from bringing disciplinary proceedings against him …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Independent, 14 January]

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Lecturers get ‘scruffy’ jeans ban

Posted in Legal issues on October 6th, 2009 by steve

UK“Lecturers have been told they will be sent home to change if they come to work in jeans or scruffy trousers. The UCU lecturers’ union is protesting against Birmingham Metropolitan College acting like the ‘fashion police’ …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 6 October]

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Disreputable actions

Posted in Legal issues on April 8th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“In late March, the University of East London suspended one of its senior staff, Anthropologist Professor Chris Knight, for bringing the university into disrepute. He had done this, in the view of the university, when during the preparations for his ‘alternative G20 summit’ he had told the Evening Standard newspaper: ‘The message to police is “if you press your nuclear button, I’ll press mine”. It sounds like a threat? Well, yeah – don’t do it. If you want violence, you’ll get it.’ This was deemed to be an incitement to violence, and action was taken against him …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 April]

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