What Government Shutdown Means for Higher Ed

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2018 by steve

“Congress failed to reach a last-minute agreement Friday night to avoid a government shutdown. That won’t mean immediate consequences for federal student aid recipients or institutional funding. But institutions and students depending on Education Department programs could see an impact if the shutdown drags on …” (more)

[Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, 19 January]

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University chief confirms legal dispute with contractors but hopes for an ‘early resolution’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 20th, 2018 by steve

“Ulster University bosses have confirmed to staff that it is involved in legal action with its contractors over its already delayed £250m city campus and said they are attempting to solve disputes ‘through mediation’ despite claims of a further three-year setback …” (more)

[John Mulgrew, Belfast Telegraph, 20 January]

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Are arts degrees past their sell-by date?

Posted in Life on January 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“This week a number of major reports confirmed what most recent arts graduates could probably have told you without the need for costly research: they earn less than other students in the years after college. The draft findings of a Central Statistics Office study, which tracked the earnings of thousands of young college graduates over a five-year period, found that IT and computers students earned most …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 January]

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Public Sector Pay

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2018 by steve

IrelandJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour): To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the pension and public pay restoration to be carried out under FEMPI, by Department and public body, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 18 January]

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