Funding parity key to delivering university

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A decade after a technological university for the south east was first proposed there is still no detail as to how much money the government are willing to invest in the region …” (more)

[David Looby, Wexford People, 16 February]

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A Look into Trinity’s Imperial Past with DU History

Posted in Research on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Like all other clubs and societies, DU History has had to find alternatives to their usual year of lively, in-person events and weekend trips because of … (well we don’t need reminding, do we?). One of the ways that the society has adapted is by launching a history podcast called Many Moons Ago. Since its launch in September, the podcast’s bi-weekly episodes have covered topics such as German and French interwar film, the history of Hong Kong, and peace and forgiveness following the Troubles …” (more)

[Aoife Dalton, University Times, 16 February]

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Third- and Fourth-Year Students Will be Able to Resit Assessments

Posted in Teaching on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students in third and fourth year will be able to resit semester-two assessments that count towards their degree, even if they pass them the first time, senior lecturer Kevin Mitchell said today. Mitchell told students in an email yesterday that no mitigating measures would be introduced for the semester-two assessment period, but this morning clarified that this was incorrect …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 16 February]

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Students on campus urged to act safely over Covid

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The President of the students’ union at University of Limerick has urged students returning to campus or shared accommodation to act safely, but said there has been incidences where a positive case of Covid-19 has spread rapidly in a household where self-isolation can be difficult …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 16 February]

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Exam Results Withheld From Dundalk IT Students

Posted in Teaching on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have not yet received their examination results amidst conflict between staff and upper management of the college. The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) branch at Dundalk IT is representing lecturers in talks with the college’s president, Dr Michael Mulvey …” (more)

[Eve Moore, College Tribune, 16 February]

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Academic exercise

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Thomas Naghten (Letter, February 13th) observes that many letters to The Irish Times are written by professors of various types. I have noticed that professors feature prominently on radio discussion programmes. One recent RTÉ morning discussion programme featured no less than four professors in succession …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 16 February]

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‘Police-Governed’ Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2021 by steve

“On 11 February, the Greek Parliament passed legislation that provides for the creation of a new police corps, permanently stationed on campuses. Ostensibly designed to maintain order at universities, the new law violates both academic freedom and the ‘self-governing’ legal status of the universities, as enshrined in the Greek Constitution …” (more)

[Eirini Fasia, Verfassungsblog, 15 February]

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The Helix opens as Covid-19 vaccination hub

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Helix venue opened as a Covid-19 vaccination hub and began vaccinating over-85s on Wednesday, February 10th. The multi-purpose venue, located on DCU’s Glasnevin Campus, has been transformed with approximately 50 vaccination bays all located in the Mahony Hall within The Helix …” (more)

[Aoibhín Meghen, The College View, 15 February]

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