Editorial

Editorial

Facing Huge Hurdles, Harris Offers a Higher Education Dept With an Economic Focus

Simon Harris said this week that the new department will “drive investment to our country”.
Editorial

Trinity Faces Tough Times. Candour Is Vital

On June 20th, Dublin-based Scholars were asked to consider forfeiting their accommodation by their representatives.
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Universities Have Been Too Slow to Tackle Sexual Misconduct on Their Campuses

A new report shows scarily high levels of sexual harassment and assault at third-level.
Editorial

A Third-Level Department Represents Big Progress – But Does Not a Funding Model Make

Symbolically, it’s hard to deny the significance of a new department for higher education, innovation and research.
Editorial

Is Cassells Dead? Yes, if the Programme for Government is Anything to Go By

The newly agreed programme for government scarcely references the existence of the Cassells report.
Editorial

A Scholars Mess Trinity Could, and Should, Have Avoided

After days of confusion, we eventually heard that Dublin-based Scholars would be able to access free accommodation.
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Should Colleges Fear a Cynical Government Using Ranking Jumps Against Them?

Third-level stakeholders were quiet this week after news came through that five of Ireland’s seven universities had risen in world rankings.
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At Kavanagh Court, Trinity Gets Caught Between Shareholders and Students

Students are furious at both Kavanagh Court and Trinity after they were offered only partial refunds, rather than pro rata compensation, on rent.
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Starving Universities Hunt a Cabinet Champion – and a Seat at the Table

Thousands of academics have called for the creation of a department of higher education and research.
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As Protests Sweep the Globe, Trinity Must Make Real, Lasting Changes on Campus

With millions protesting around the world, Trinity this week promised to ‘bring about real structural change’ when it comes to racism on campus.