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Joe Biden’s Election Will Yield Slow But Positive Results for Students

A Biden presidency will bring some normalcy back to life, and possibly substantial relief for students, writes Samuel O’Brient.
By Samuel O’Brient
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Holding the Schols Exams Online Will be Difficult, But Not Impossible

Creativity – both in how the exams are run and the questions asked – will be essential in running Schols exams online, writes Jane Cook.
By Jane Cook
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Homelessness During the Pandemic: Empathy is Important

Human contact – the feeling of being listened to – is important for those sleeping rough, writes Alma Rinaldi.
By Alma Rinaldi
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Trinity Education Will be Good for College – But Problems Linger

Replacing TEP with Trinity Education will not signal the end of TEP-induced problems, writes Emer Moreau.
By Emer Moreau
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Ireland’s Approach to the Pandemic May Have Long-Lasting Effects for Students

The economic harm done by the pandemic may well fall at the feet of groups like students – damaging the future of the country, writes Samuel O’Brient.
By Samuel O’Brient
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Today, Govt Ceded Ground to Third-Level Institutions Battling for Autonomy

Allowing universities to decide their fate in level five was a win for third-level autonomy, writes Molly Furey.
By Molly Furey
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Online Classes Have Created a Plethora of New and Neverending Discomforts

Zoom classes have proven exceedingly awkward thus far. More needs to be done to make online learning work, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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Budget 2021 Was a Small Step In The Right Direction

Budget 2021 was a small step toward the monumental change needed in higher education funding, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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Is a Virtual Hub the Future of Freshers’ Fair?

The pandemic has forced societies to rethink freshers' week – in many ways for the better, writes Mairead Maguire.
By Mairead Maguire
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Tuxedos, Wine Cellars and the Arts-Block Runway: Dissecting the ‘Trinity Tradition’

College has a number of long-time practices which, when you take a step back, are rather bizarre, writes Ella Connolly.
By Ella Connolly