Pop-up vaccination centres to open on college campuses as students return this month

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Pop-up vaccination centres will open across many college campuses when students return this month, the Higher Education Minister has said. Simon Harris said the initiative is to make it ‘as easy as possible’ for students and staff to get vaccinated against Covid …” (more)

[Cate McCurry, Independent, 18 September]

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Anti-vaccine campaigner Dolores Cahill no longer listed on UCD staff directory

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Covid-19 sceptic and anti-vaccination campaigner Dolores Cahill is no longer listed on the online staff directory at University College Dublin (UCD), where she has worked as a professor in the university’s school of medicine. References to the controversial academic have been removed from UCD’s website and her details have been removed from the university’s online staff directory in the last 24 hours …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 18 September]

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UCC to hire community engagement officer after local residents complain of noise, bottles being smashed and urinating on streets

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“UCC is to hire a community engagement officer to work with residents, local businesses and landlords for a period of two to three years in response to ongoing antisocial behaviour in the residential areas around the college. The college promised the new officer would be recruited to liaise with the counterparts of the society in the vicinity of the college following a week of intense partying around the college during the newly created ‘sophomore week’ …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 17 September]

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Residents near UCC call for National Strategy on anti-social behaviour

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Residents of the area surrounding University College Cork (UCC) who have been plagued by anti-social behaviour have called for a national strategy to deal with such issues after experiencing an ‘an unprecedented’ period of unrest as students return for the new college term …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 17 September]

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Trinity students to protest over lack of face-to-face lectures

Posted in Teaching on September 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students at Trinity College Dublin are planning to protest next week over the university’s lack of on-campus lectures and reliance on remote learning. The university has introduced a more cautious approach to reopening than many third level institutions but promised students that all courses would have an element of in-person teaching …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 17 September]

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