Trinity College sports clubs raise concerns library renovation plan could impact on playing fields

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sports clubs attached to Trinity College Dublin have expressed serious concerns over the potential loss of a section of their playing fields to make way for a temporary exhibition building. Under proposals being considered by TCD’s board, a two-storey facility will be located on part of College Park while a €90m redevelopment of the Old Library is under way …” (more)

[Tony McCullagh, Independent, 26 October]

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Back to Exams

Posted in Teaching on October 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“After a welcome break for yesterday’s traditional Hallowe’en Bank Holiday it’s time today to embark on the tradition of the Writing of the First Semester Examinations. I have to come up with four papers (two main exams for January and two repeat exams for next August) by next week, complete with solutions …” (more)

[In the Dark, 26 October]

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Precarious employment threatens research and higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2021 by steve

“The Higher Education and Research Standing Committee (HERSC) of ETUCE’s member organisations met on 19-20 September 2021 to discuss some of the key issues faced by researchers and academics in the higher education sector …” (more)

[ETUCE, 26 October]

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DCU Restricts Access to Research by Seanad Bye Election Candidate

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) has suspended public access to research by former army captain and Seanad bye election candidate Tom Clonan, after two participants complained that they are identifiable …” (more)

[Siothrún Sardina, University Times, 25 October]

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Front Gate is Open Again, But Trinity Must Not Act Like the Pandemic is Over

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Last Friday, Trinity’s gates finally opened to the public after a year and a half of restricted access. For 18 months staff and students have scanned in and out at airport-like checkpoints, security guards watching like hawks …” (more)

[University Times, 25 October]

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