NCAD Student Action view appointment of new director with ‘absolute scepticism’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NCAD Student Action have criticised the appointment of Bernard Hanratty, a former managing director at the Citigroup Bank, as the acting director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). Speaking to Trinity News, the group said that …” (more)

[Caoimhe Brennan, Trinity News, 11 February]

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NCAD board meeting to discuss recruiting new director

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The board of the financially-troubled National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is due to meet on Friday to discuss the recruitment of a new director after the resignation of Prof Declan McGonagle …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 8 October]

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With NCAD Director’s Retirement, Evidence of the Impact of Student Protests

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The announcement last Friday that the Director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Professor Declan McGonagle, will retire at the end of the year was largely met with relief from students and should be interpreted as a victory for the student protest movement …” (more)

[University Times, 13 September]

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Following a Year of Student Protests, NCAD Director Announces Retirement

Posted in Governance and administration on September 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Professor Declan McGonagle, has announced that he will retire from his position at the end of 2015, in a year when he faced intense pressure from students, alumni and staff over controversial college practices …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 11 September]

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New board for under-fire National College of Art and Design

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A new board has been announced for the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) aimed at strengthening its governance and financial controls after recent controversies. Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan has named six new appointees including Niamh Brennan, academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 16 June]

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NCAD rejects censor claim over withdrawal of nude from show

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) has rejected claims of censorship after a student withdrew an image depicting its director, Prof Declan McGonagle, in the nude from an end-of-term exhibition …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 12 June]

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The Director Speaks in a Church: Student Protests against the Management of NCAD

Posted in Governance and administration on April 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“This is the third text in our small series on art education in Ireland. Niamh Moriarty and Eimear Walshe, NCAD Student Action protest group members, were invited to give a report on recent events that have taken place over the last few weeks at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, from their own perspective. We have also invited the management of NCAD to offer a response to recent events …” (more)

[paper visual art journal, 28 April]

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At NCAD, Protests Resulting from the Trappings of a Shift in Ideology

Posted in Governance and administration on March 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A shift in ideology and the resulting student disillusionment has thrown the future of contemporary art in Ireland into a suspended state, following protests of student groups and alumni from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 28 March]

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Staff at NCAD issue letter of support to students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Staff at the National College of Art and Design issued a letter of support to students after they staged a mass sit-in at the college yesterday. Some 40 staff members signed the letter of solidarity addressed to the students …” (more)

[Laura Colgan, The College View, 25 March]

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A Broken System? Amsterdam, NCAD, and Higher Education Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Cian Carton examines student protests in Amsterdam and NCAD, along with a session from the Public Accounts Committee’s look at the funding of higher education in Ireland and questions if the system is up to scratch …” (more)

[University Observer, 25 March]

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NCAD students occupy boardroom in protest over resources

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Nearly 300 students gathered at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) today calling for improvements in the education and welfare of students at the institution. Scores of students crowded into the college boardroom at 1pm after NCAD director Declan McGonagle cancelled a discussion event with students …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 24 March]

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NCAD students promise to escalate protest following mass sit in

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NCAD students staged a mass sit in to protest against senior management over claims it is ‘damaging the quality of their studies’ …” (more)

[David Kearns, Independent, 24 March]

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NCAD students stage sit-in over cuts and overcrowding

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dozens of students packed out a classroom at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin this afternoon to protest at over management decisions which they contend are damaging the quality of their studies …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 24 March]

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NCAD students promise to escalate protest over college’s management

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Disagreement yet to be solved after a weekend of responses between student body and college director. NCAD students protesting over the management of the college have promised to ‘escalate’ their protest today …” (more)

[Eoghan Dalton, Campus.ie, 24 March]

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NCAD students protest over cuts and overcrowding at college

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Students at the National College of Art and Design demonstrated on Friday over cuts and overcrowding at the college. Several hundred students gathered at the college to deliver signed letters of protest to college director Declan McGonagle …” (more)

[Aine McMahon, Irish Times, 20 March]

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NCAD students protest over funding cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Students at the country’s leading fine art college demonstrated today against cuts and overcrowding they say are damaging the quality of their studies. 300-400 students at the National College of Art and Design on Dublin’s Thomas St gathered at lunchtime to deliver signed letters of protest to the college’s director …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 20 March]

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Collaborative Project Between UCD and NCAD Launched by University Presidents

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A new academic collaborative venture between UCD and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) was launched Monday evening in the UCD Student Centre. The night saw the launch of NCAD+UCD, a HEA funded project that aims to develop the relationship between the two institutions more in the coming years …” (more)

[David Corscadden, University Observer, 28 January]

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Provision of €104 million to NCAD described as ‘scandalous’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Members of the Public Accounts Committee have described as ‘scandalous’ the provision of €100 million to the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) at a time when its accounting practices were found to be unfit for purpose …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 22 January]

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NCAD and UCD in talks over possible merger

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2012 by steve

“The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) has entered into talks with University College Dublin over the possibility of a merger of the two institutions. If the move goes ahead it would change the status of the art college, the origins of which date back more than 265 years …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 December]

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