Trinity is a college, but it is also a Place – The grounds of College must open to all

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“When we talk about the public spaces of a city, we are talking about the character of the city itself. The city’s ability to foster meaningful community relationships and individual fulfilment is dependent on its very structure …” (more)

[Gabrielle Fullam, Trinity News, 17 September]

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No short term solution to the student accommodation crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government has no short-term solution to the problem of students being forced to fork out hundreds of euro a week for hotel rooms, because of a lack of student accommodation, admitted Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien today. It emerged last Tuesday that students in Dublin and Limerick were spending up to €400 a week for hotel rooms …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Independent, 16 September]

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Social Distancing in College to be Scrapped by October 22nd

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Provost Linda Doyle has committed to removing all social distancing in College after reading week. In a video posted to Twitter today, the provost said: ‘We are having issues especially about in-person teaching and learning. I want to assure you we are working through those issues and focusing on finding solutions’ …” (more)

[Emma Taggart, University Times, 16 September]

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Holyland: 12 arrests after crowds gather in Holyland

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2021 by steve

“The number of arrests made after several nights of anti-social behaviour in the Holyland area of Belfast has now risen to 12, police have confirmed. Large groups of young people have been gathering and drinking on the streets on a nightly basis ahead of the start of the new university term …” (more)

[BBC News, 16 September]

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