Disciplinary reform follows ‘unacceptable controversies’ at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick, Dr Des Fitzgerald has welcomed the Governing Authority’s revision of a disciplinary statute for staff of the university. The move follows what the president has described as ‘unacceptable controversies in this university which caused significant damage to the reputation of the institution’ …” (more)

[Rebecca Laffan, Limerick Leader, 23 August]

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An inspirational sculpture

Posted in Life on August 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – What a great gesture by Dublin City University to commission a Sandra Bell sculpture on behalf of teachers in Irish society (Julien Behal photograph, page 4, August 22nd). Míle buíochas dóibh! I’ve been a teacher and principal for most of my adult life and I’m delighted we have a beautiful image dedicated to us, the educators of Ireland’s children …” (more)

[Brenda Morgan, Irish Times, 24 August]

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Almost 60,000 students awarded third level grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Almost 60,000 students have been awarded third level grants for the coming academic year. A further 20,000 applications are still being processed and another 10,000 are expected to be received by SUSI, the states national awarding authority for third level education. As of this week 58,794 grants have been awarded …” (more)

[Gabija Gataveckaite, Independent, 23 August]

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