Trinity College Dublin names Prof Linda Doyle as first female Provost

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has named Professor Linda Doyle as the first female Provost in its 429-year history. The Professor of Engineering and The Arts and former Dean of Research was one of three female candidates for the ten-year position …” (more)

[Laura Fletcher, RTÉ News, 10 April]

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Professor Linda Doyle set to become Trinity’s first female Provost

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Professor Linda Doyle is set to become Provost of Trinity College Dublin, the first woman to ever hold this role in the University’s 429-year history. She will be the 45th Provost of the University and take over from the current Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, on August 1st this year. Linda Doyle is Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity and became the Provost-elect today after an election involving staff and student representatives …” (more)

[Trinity College, 10 April]

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Prof Jane Ohlmeyer Eliminated In Provost Election in First Round

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Prof Jane Ohlmeyer has been eliminated from the Provost election, having received the fewest number of votes in the first round of the election. Ohlmeyer received 211 first-preference votes in total. Prof Linda Doyle and Prof Linda Hogan received 345 votes and 222 votes respectively …” (more)

[Matt McCann, University Times, 10 April]

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Irish-Chinese university collaborations

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – In his letter ‘Trinity and Chinese universities’ (March 29th), Prof Nathan Hill writes that ‘the increasing marginalisation and oppression of minorities constitutes an imperative to pursue collaborations with the Central University for Nationalities [Minzu University of China (MUC)] and other nationality universities rather than a reason to hesitate in our engagement with Chinese university partners’ …” (more)

[Caitríona Ní Dhúill and others, Irish Times, 10 April]

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Trinity to elect first woman provost in 429-year history

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin will unveil the first female provost to lead the university in its 429-year history on Saturday afternoon. About 860 full-time academic staff are eligible to vote in the election which will take place online this year. The all-female shortlist of three senior academics includes Prof Linda Doyle, dean of research; Prof Linda Hogan, a theologian and former vice-provost; and Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, a high-profile historian …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 April]

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Why Did it Take a Pandemic to Reasonably Accommodate Everyone?

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity adapted quickly in March 2020 when coronavirus restrictions closed the university. As classes moved online, so did annual examinations. Mitigating measures were introduced, including the option to defer assessments – without explanation – before or after sitting them, or resit modules students had passed alongside greater latitude in marking of assignments and assessments …” (more)

[Declan Treanor, University Times, 9 April]

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Chemistry Staff Slam College’s Ruling on COVID Guidelines in Laboratories

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Staff members in the School of Chemistry have expressed frustration at the recent cancellation of in-person laboratory practicals, alleging that Trinity is out of touch with the reality of the situation. In March, this newspaper reported that Trinity had introduced new rules mandating in-person activities be a maximum of one hour and 45 minutes in length in order to prevent people working in the same room from being labelled as ‘close contacts’ by the HSE …” (more)

[Jody Druce, University Times, 8 April]

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Support Staff Can’t Pick the Next Provost. Here’s What They Can Do For Us

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An initial observation on the provost election from a support and service staff perspective is that the whole process is archaic, undemocratic and insulting to those who work in College but have no voice in the election of a person who will hold the most important position in College for a decade …” (more)

[Cieran Perry, University Times, 9 April]

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