Comment & Analysis

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Editorial

On the Provost Race, Academics Must Ask: Election or Appointment?

The Interview Committee for the provost elections this week decided that Prof Sarah Alyn Stacey did not meet the criteria to stand for election.
By The Editorial Board
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Op-Ed

Open Letter: A Postgrad’s Perspective on the Disqualification of Prof Alyn-Stacey

It was reported this week that Prof Sarah Alyn-Stacey had been disqualified by the interview committee from the Provost elections.
By Alexandra Corey
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Column

A Female Provost Isn’t the End of the Line for Gender Equality

While an all-female race is something to be celebrated, there is much more work to be done for women in academia, writes Mairead Maguire.
By Mairead Maguire
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Column

Loneliness in Normal People and in a Pandemic

The Golden Globe-nominated series hit home during the first lockdown, but as the pandemic drags on, loneliness is even more universal, writes Emer Moreau.
By Emer Moreau
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Column

Unpaid Internships are an Insult to Students and Widen Socioeconomic Divides

We’re in 2021. It’s time to acknowledge the role of unpaid summer opportunities in the huge disparity that exists between classes, writes Mairead Maguire.
By Mairead Maguire
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Óid do Bhál na Tríonóide

Fógraíodh an tseachtain seo go gcuirfear Bál na Tríonóide ar ceal don dara bliain as a chéile.
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Provostial Candidates Would Do Well to Stay Local

Some 42 per cent of academics told this newspaper that administrative and bureaucratic problems are the most important issues in the provost elections.
By Emer Moreau
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Editorial

University Autonomy is Under Threat. Colleges Must Step Up

The government will consider passing a bill that would give them sweeping new powers when it comes to state-funded higher education institutions.
By The Editorial Board
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Editorial

An Ode, a Toast to Trinity Ball

It was this week announced that Trinity Ball would be cancelled for the second year in a row.
By The Editorial Board
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Column

Pandemic or Not, You Don’t Have to Be at Rock Bottom to Seek Help

Too many people struggling with their mental health don’t reach out for support because they believe their problems ‘aren’t big enough’, writes Alex Connolly.
By Alex Connolly