Sympathy for the Neocon? Mark Humphrys vs DCU

Posted in Life on December 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Blood has been in the water for Ireland’s most prolific and perhaps only self-identifying neoconservative over the past fortnight, with the targeting of DCU lecturer Dr Mark Humphrys by anti-racist campaigners …” (more)

[Ciaran Brennan, The Burkean, 1 December]

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Students turn out in force at DCU Black Lives Matter Protest following lecturer’s comments

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

Ireland“A large protest took place at DCU today after a lecturer at the college was criticised by a number of students for political statements on his personal blog. DCU Students, staff – including other lecturers at the college – and members of other universities turned out on a chilly November afternoon to endorse the Black Lives Matter protest …” (more)

[Peter O’Neill, Hot Press, 26 November]

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Anti-racism rally to be held in DCU after complaints over lecturer’s comments

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students at Dublin City University (DCU) are organising a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally at the university tomorrow (November 26), after public complaints made about statements made by a member of staff. The statements included criticism of the BLM movement …” (more)

[Jack Kennedy, Trinity News, 25 November]

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DCU lecturer, who called George Floyd ‘another useless criminal’, defends blog

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An assistant professor at Dublin City University has defended his online criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement and insisted his controversial blog remains separate from his role as a lecturer …” (more)

[Jamie McCarron and Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 23 November]

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DCU release statement after massive backlash to lecturer’s ‘disgusting’ BLM blog

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A Dublin City University lecturer has caused controversy online after his ‘offensive’ personal blog was discovered …” (more)

[Emma Nevin, Dublin Live, 23 November]

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Property partnership wants DCU to return €3.7m deposit over failed land deal

Posted in Legal issues on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A partnership is seeking a High Court order directing the return of a €3.7 million deposit it paid as part of a failed deal to buy a 9.6-acre development site from Dublin City University (DCU). The Atlas Limited Partnership agreed to buy the land at Hampstead, Glasnevin, in December 2019 for €37.6 million …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 2 November]

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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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Brid Horan appointed as new DCU Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“DCU has appointed former NGO advocate and current chair of the Irish Cancer Society Brid Horan as the new Chancellor of the university. The appointment was made at the first meeting of DCU’s new Governing Authority, chaired by DCU President Professor Daire Keogh, which Ms Horan served on for nearly seven years up to this year …” (more)

[Matthew Joyce, The College View, 29 September]

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Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren’t worn in class

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An Irish university has told students that campus security may forcibly remove them from lectures if they refuse to wear a face coverings or leave a classroom, as part of plans to ensure the safe return of classes this year. In an email circulated to students in one faculty in recent weeks, University College Cork told students that lecturers will ask them to wear a mask or leave the lecture hall …” (more)

[Stephen McDermott, TheJournal.ie, 24 September]

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Students want accommodation shortages declared an ‘emergency’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government must declare shortages of student housing and high rents an emergency as students consider deferring or dropping out of college, the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) has said. Students held a demonstration outside the Dáil on Wednesday as part of an overnight sleep-out and campaign dubbed ‘No Keys, No Degrees’ to put pressure on the Government to take urgent action …” (more)

[Simon Carswell, Irish Times, 23 September]

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Student accommodation crisis: DCU president hits out at Government’s ‘uneconomic’ Housing for All plan

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The president of Dublin City University (DCU) has said a core part of the Government’s Housing for All plan aimed at solving the student accommodation crisis is ‘uneconomic’ and would only result in rents that were ‘beyond the ability to pay’ for most students and their families …” (more)

[Eoghan Moloney, Independent, 23 September]

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DCU’s proposed takeover of Morton Stadium a ‘fantastic opportunity’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A proposal by Dublin City University to take over the country’s leading athletics stadium looks likely to be approved by councillors. Under the plan, DCU would acquire a 40-year lease on Morton Stadium in Santry and aim to secure almost €16m in funding for its future development …” (more)

[Tony McCullagh, Independent, 13 September]

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DCU announce reopening plans as college presidents urge students to get vaccinated

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“This week Dublin City University announced their reopening plans to incoming and continuing undergraduate and master students. Continuing undergraduate students and master programmes will begin on the 20th of September, while incoming first year undergraduates will begin on the 27th of September. All students are expected to complete semester one on the 18th of December …” (more)

[Muiris O’Cearbhaill, The College View, 29 August]

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Ireland’s first big e-scooter trial launches across DCU campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The collaboration between Tier, Luna, SmartDCU and Insight begins today and will run until early 2022. Ireland’s first major e-scooter trial has launched today (20 July) across the five campuses of Dublin City University (DCU) …” (more)

[Jack Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 20 July]

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DCU told to pay €27,000 for victimising former employee days after she made allegation of sexual harassment

Posted in Legal issues on May 31st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University has been ordered to pay €27,500 for victimising a former employee two days after she made a complaint of sexual harassment against her male boss. In the case, Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudicator, Marian Duffy ordered DCU to pay Rene O’Reilly €27,500 to compensate her for the distress caused to her and the effects of the victimisation under the Employment Equality Act …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 31 May]

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Minister invites expressions of interest for ministerial nominees to the Governing Authorities of Dublin City University and the National University of Ireland, Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for consideration for nomination as Ministerial nominees to the Governing Authorities of Dublin City University (DCU) and NUI Galway. Minister Harris said …” (more)

[gov.ie, 12 May]

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Daire Keogh – A year in DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Lockdowns, restrictions, adapting and overcoming. This is how some might describe Daire Keogh’s first year as President of DCU. Taking over the role in July 2020, Keogh has yet to experience the bustling U bursting with student life. But he feels that DCU has been defined by what it has done this year, not what it has missed …” (more)

[Shauna Burdis and Aoibhín Meghen, The College View, 21 April]

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DCU ‘astonished’ over Georgian and Ukrainian embassy complaints about course

Posted in Governance and administration on April 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University says it is ‘astonished’ over a complaint made by the Embassies of Georgia and Ukraine in Ireland about the university’s teaching of a course on the geopolitics of the Caucasus and Ukraine …” (more)

[Diarmaid Fleming, RTÉ News, 18 April]

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DCU ‘astonished’ over letters sent by Ukrainian and Georgian embassies about geopolitics course

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

Ireland“John Doyle, Director of DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution, discusses the joint letters sent by the Ukrainian and Georgian embassies to DCU and the Department of Foreign Affairs …” (mp3)

[RTÉ – This Week, 18 April]

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DCU rolls out e-scooter scheme on its campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University is launching a shared scooter scheme that will allow staff, students and companies located on its campuses to get around more easily. The electric scooters are being made available as part of a research pilot project intended to monitor how artificial intelligence and computer vision can improve safety for both riders and pedestrians. The initiative will also consider how e-scooters could be used to replace other modes of transport …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 15 April]

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