A Female Provost Isn’t the End of the Line for Gender Equality

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Yesterday, the three candidates for the upcoming Provost election were confirmed. For the first time ever, all three candidates are women and Trinity will see its first female provost in its 429-year history. My immediate response was to celebrate this incredible feat. The pandemic has made ‘living through history’ a daily occurrence, but the significance of this news was not lost on me …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 7 February]

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More than 550 students who sat postponed Leaving Cert to get improved CAO offers

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“More than 550 students who sat the postponed Leaving Cert are to receive improved CAO offers this week on foot of securing improved grades in the written exams. A total of 2,000 students who sat the Leaving Cert written exams in November and December received their results last week. Almost 40% of grades achieved were higher than those given through the calculated grade process …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 7 February]

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ERASMUS le linn na paindéime: taithí ar leith nach n-athróinn riamh

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Má tá sé d’ádh ort an deis a bheith agat tabhairt faoi Erasmus an seimeastar, nó an bhliain acadúil seo chugainn is cinnte go mbeidh lóistín ar cheann de na príomhrudaí le socrú agat sula mbuaileann tú bóthar …” (níos mó)

[Caroline Ní Shíochainn, College Tribune, 6 February]

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Queen’s spends over £50,000 on upkeep of vice-chancellor’s home

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2021 by steve

“Queen’s University spent over £50,000 maintaining their vice-chancellor’s residence last year, it has been revealed. The vice-chancellor’s lodge, currently occupied by Professor Ian Greer, is a luxurious three-storey property set in its own landscaped gardens at Lennoxvale, off the Malone Road in south Belfast …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 6 February]

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Man who may be son of Old Man Belfield takes DNA test

Posted in Life on February 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A man has said he may be the son of the late Michael Byrne, who was affectionately known as Old Man Belfield. The man walked into Donnybrook garda station days after news broke of Mr Byrne’s death at University College Dublin …” (more)

[Niamh Horan, Independent, 7 February]

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