High-profile members of Trinity club express surprise at ‘hazing’ claims

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“High-profile members of Trinity College Dublin’s Knights of the Campanile have said they were not aware of any ‘hazing’ rituals carried out by the society. A list of members at a recent annual dinner held by the Knights of the Campanile, which has been seen by The Irish Times, includes prominent figures from the worlds of business, media, politics and sport …” (more)

[Jack Horgan-Jones and Jack Power, Irish Times, 30 March]

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College consent classes too little, too late

Posted in Teaching on March 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A proposal to compel third level institutions to provide sexual consent classes or risk losing funding was floated last week after it was recommended in a Government-commissioned report. The report, which was sought by the Minister for State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor raised concerns about the levels of sexual assaults happening on Irish college campuses …” (more)

[Deborah Coleman, The Corkman, 30 March]

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Campuses where everyone is a student of nature

Posted in Research on March 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A Saturday morning walk around the boundary of the University College Dublin campus in Belfield recently alerted me to the public access to green spaces on third-level campuses across Ireland. As I walked along the 6km woodland walk, I met walkers and runners, who, like me, were simply using the university campus like a public park …” (more)

[Sylvia Thompson, Irish Times, 30 March]