Over €100 million in Covid-19 support funds sought for third-level sector

Posted in Governance and administration on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris is expected to seek Government approval for additional funding to assist the third-level sector with costs related to Covid-19 measures …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 July]

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Choctaw chief welcomes awarding of UCC scholarship

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A chief of the Choctaw Nation has welcomed University College Cork’s commitment to fostering Irish-Choctaw relations by awarding a second scholarship to a student from the Native American tribe in recognition of the historic links between the two peoples …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 20 July]

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Father’s fury over rent for off campus University village

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The father of a Limerick student has described as ‘morally wrong’ the refusal of a student village to refund rent which was paid for accommodation that his son had to subsequently leave due to the Covid-19 pandemic …” (more)

[Aine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 19 July]

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Students Are Talking About Racism on Campus. Universities Must Listen

Posted in Governance and administration on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“This week’s reports of racism on Irish campuses brought the extent and severity of racism in Irish universities – and how it mars the college experience of many students – into the limelight. From outright discrimination and prejudice to microaggressions, the stories told in the article were harrowing …” (more)

[University Times, 19 July]

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Lack of Compliance with Covid Assessment Guidelines a ‘Betrayal Of The Student Body’, says Anderson

Posted in Teaching on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“We interviewed University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) President Conor Anderson last month for clarification on the fact that students’ provisional results were lower than they anticipated, despite the implementation of the Covid-19 Assessment Guidelines (colloquially referred to as the ‘No Disadvantage Policy’). It was revealed in that interview that the guidelines would be reflected in the final grades, and that students did not have to worry – yet …” (more)

[Roisin Roberts Kuntz, College Tribune, 18 July]

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The J1 That Never Happened: How Summer 2020 Tanked For US Hopefuls

Posted in Life on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As lockdowns across Europe begin to ease, and with the school year right around the corner, the stress and insecurity of the first few weeks of lockdown may feel further and further away from us now. However, many of our fellow students are still just recovering, or are yet to recover, from one of the first and most obvious impacts of the coronavirus: visa cancellations …” (more)

[Jack McGee, College Tribune, 18 July]

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