Despite the criticism and scepticism that surrounds them, a strategic approach to rankings appears an increasingly necessary evil.
Trinity today described the award as its "single biggest" ever from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.
The union has backed Harmon, a former USI President, and Ruane, the current TCDSU President.
Fewer than 100 class reps were present for a meeting of council, below the one-third requirement.
Rankings Steering Group chaired by Provost have identified QS and Times Higher Education rankings as priorities.
The student-led initiative also featured music from Trad Soc and formed part of the nationwide Proclamation Day celebrations.
With 31 candidates for the JCR’s eight elected positions, candidates made succinct speeches across a wide range of topic areas.
Aoife O'Donoghue profiles the two candidates, Felix Gather and Sara Ní Lochlainn, running to be President of the JCR next year.
Over 1,000 have signed the petition calling on Trinity to divest from €6 million in oil assets, with an open letter to be presented to the College Board.
A loan-scheme package is now just one of three “credible and feasible” options alongside free fees and dramatic increase in exchequer funding.