Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Deep Throat finally uncovered

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

So Deep Throat has gone public. The famous source was Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt.That means, incidentally, that the UIUC investigative journalism class got it wrong when they concluded it was Fred Fielding, Deputy Counsel to Nixon. Somehow I don't think that should detract too much, though, from the student ...

Seattle radio in trouble

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Jonathan Lawson of Reclaim the Media points to the danger being faced by Seattle high-school station KNHC. Unlike previous cases I've covered previously this time the danger is from the school district itself which faces a large budget shortfall and is considering selling the station. In a sign of the ...

Irish-language third-level education

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

NUI, Galway is founding an Academy for Irish-language university education. The plan is to have 1,500 students participating in the various campuses, including the first (Irish-language) third level facility in the Chorca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht, with classes available in many of the disciplines offered in Arts and Science in the main ...

Columbia university plans blacklisting

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

The Nation has just published a leaked memo by Columbia Provost Alan Brinkley from last February in which he proposes various sanctions that should be used against Graduate Employees if they go on strike, as they now have. The sanction would include forcing them to teach an extra semester (without ...

Students and health

Monday, April 25th, 2005

A survey out today on third level students in Ireland is being reported as very worrying by RTÉ. Among the reported issues are that one in ten students have engaged in unsafe sexual beahviour and that:Similar amounts of money were spent on food, an essential and on alcohol, a non-essential.To ...

Former Sandinista minister refused US visa – branded as terrorist – can’t accept Harvard visiting professorship

Friday, March 4th, 2005

You can't say the Bushies don't have long memories

200 students protest outside Dáil

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Good to see that Irish students are not just turning over when it comes to the idea of reintroducing third level fees.

19-22 September, 2004. Brighton, UK.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

The annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers takes place at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

UICC colloquium

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Last Friday saw a one day colloquium in Chicago where students of the Institute of Communications Research at UIUC had an opportunity to meet with students of the Communications Department at UIC. Organised by Sabryna Cornish the motivation came from the increasingly closer links between the two units, with some ...

Irish universities to be privatised?

Monday, February 2nd, 2004

There's something very disturbing about the proposal from the HEA (Higher Education Authority) that some Irish universities be 'privatised' as the Irish Times describes it. The HEA calls for the universities to be changed to non-profit indepedent entities. It seems they think this would move universities out of the sphere ...