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Breaking down Trinity’s shield

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

“This is the time of year when the careful reader takes a deep breath before getting annoyed about any apparently absurd news story. It does, however, seem that this chatter about rebranding Trinity College Dublin was no sort of April fool …” (more)

[Donald Clarke, Irish Times, 5 April]

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The history of the Arms of Trinity College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on April 4th, 2014 by steve

“The controversy on the rebranding, aka identity initiative, in TCD rolls on. There is an open forum meeting today for all to come and share their views …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 4 April]

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Rebranding Trinity College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on April 4th, 2014 by steve

“Sir, – In rebranding itself, Trinity College Dublin has announced that it will update what it calls its ‘logo’. But the logo is actually a grant of arms …” (more)

[Steven Smyrl, Irish Times, 4 April]

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Trinity College gets temporary gate as man who smashed into historic entrance released

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

“This is the scene at Trinity College Dublin today, where temporary gates have been put in place at the entrance. Yesterday, at around 6.30am, a car driven by a 68-year-old man crashed into historic wooden gate …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 3 April]

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Man held over TCD incident released without charge

Posted in Legal issues on April 3rd, 2014 by steve

“A 68-year-old man arrested in connection with an incident at Trinity College Dublin yesterday has been released without charge …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 3 April]

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Rebranding Trinity College Dublin

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

“Sir, — It is not often that, where a controversy arises such as the recent one concerning Trinity’s change of logo, an elegant and simple solution should lie so close to hand …” (more)

[Brian Cosgrove, Irish Times, 3 April]

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Trinity vandal screamed at security to open gates

Posted in Legal issues on April 3rd, 2014 by steve

“The driver of a car that rammed through Trinity College’s 200-year-old gates had screamed at a security man to open them. Trinity is still assessing the full cost of reinstating the solid oak gates, which were badly damaged …” (more)

[Cormac Murphy and Ken Foy, Independent, 3 April]

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One in seven bullied at college

Posted in Life on April 3rd, 2014 by steve

“One in seven third-level students in Ireland have been affected by bullying, according to a new report. In the study of almost 400 third-level students, conducted by Liam McGuire of Trinity College’s Anti-Bullying Research Centre, it was revealed that 24 per cent of those bullied reported teaching staff as the perpetrators …” (more)

[Sharron Lynskey, The College View, 2 April]

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Further thoughts on TCD rebranding

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“The TCD re-branding issue rolls on. There is a meeting planned for Friday, an open forum style. It will be interesting to hear what developments have happened. Since my last post some further thoughts have come to me …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 2 April]

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Man arrested after ramming car through Trinity College front gates

Posted in Legal issues on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“An elderly man was arrested by gardaí in Dublin this morning after a rampage which caused damage to numerous cars, as well as to the historic front gates of the city’s Trinity College …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 2 April]

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Trinity Gates damaged

Posted in Life on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Historic Trinity Gates damaged in joyriding incident. A bad omen for crest and name change? …” (more)

[Eoin Lettice, Twitter, 2 April]

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College withdraws ‘Breaking Bad’ drug instruction manual

Posted in Legal issues on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Step-by-step instructions on how to produce an illegal drug from household items were distributed to third level students in a State-funded publication …” (more)

[Brian Byrne, Independent, 2 April]

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Rebranding of Trinity College not greeted with acclaim

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“We are sorry to report that the rebranding of Trinity College has not been greeted with universal acclaim …” (more)

[Independent, 2 April]

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Student journal publishes guide to making illegal drug

Posted in Legal issues on April 1st, 2014 by steve

“A student-run medical journal at Trinity College has been recalled after it published a step-by-step guide to making the illegal drug mephedrone …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 April]

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Rebranding Trinity College Dublin

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

“April the first seems like as good a day as any to open a thread on the recent TCD rebranding initiative, which according to Brian Lucey cost the cash-strapped university around €100,000. A few questions arise …” (more)

[Kevin O’Rourke, Irish Economy, 1 April]

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Rebranding Trinity College Dublin

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

“Sir, – At a time when Trinity College ought to be eagerly promoting its status as one of the seven premier ancient universities of these islands as its most potent weapon in an ever decreasing armoury of internationally recognised competitive advantages …” (more)

[Kyle Leyden, Irish Times, 1 April]

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Messing with Trinity – cultural vandalism?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2014 by steve

“I was at a special screening of the new Muppet movie recently and before the film started, the general manager of Disney Ireland gave a little speech in which she mentioned that part of the movie was set in Dublin …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 31 March]

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Trinity changes direction to run open-door policy for industry

Posted in Research on March 31st, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin is revamping the way it does business with businesses. Under its latest guise the university’s corporate link between research and the business world will take on a far more informal role …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 31 March]

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Rebranding Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2014 by steve

“Sir, – The University of Dublin may very well be right to remove the Bible from its crest and replace it with an ‘open book’. The step is no doubt intended to be more ‘inclusive’ …” (more)

[Fergus Ryan, Irish Times, 31 March]

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Rebranding TCD

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2014 by steve

“I have to say that I have mixed feelings about this rebranding. Part of me says great, look at things with a fresh eye. A greater part of me says that it’s a monstrous waste of time and money (about €100k we are told) …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 30 March]

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