College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: October 2011

UCD academics condemn human rights abuses

Six doctors from Dublin have been sentenced to prison in Bahrain for treating protestors involved in the pro-democracy unrest earlier this year. The RCSI trained doctors, who are among a group of 20 others, have been given sentences of between…

America Ends “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

US gay activists celebrated the ending of the controversial “don’t ask don’t tell” in the US military last week. The law had meant gay men and women could only serve in the military if they kept their sexual orientation a…

Curse of hubris

Lord Owen delivered a fascinating lecture on Tuesday night with the air of a grand British statesman, ask which he is. Opening with a long and rambling discussion of James Joyce that led him through Greek mythology and the psychoanalysis…

UCD kicks off Mental Health tour

UCD yesterday hosted Republic of Loose to help raise awareness for World Mental Health Day. The event, cialis held in the student bar, ambulance kicked off the First Fortnight “Student Tour”, sale a project that has set itself the challenge…

UCD slides in THE rankings

Times Higher Education

Chemical apparatus found in UCD lake

A number of objects containing chemicals have been found floating in the UCD lake.   The discovery was made by the College Tribune at the lakeside in UCD on Saturday 8th October. The equipment included a number of plastic measurement…

EU students oppose erasmus funding cuts

The European council of the European Union is aiming to cut €60 million from Education in its 2012 budget. The news comes in the shadow of announcements by the EU that it is placing education at the centre of its…

To kill an unborn child?

Abortion is probably the most controversial issue in Ireland. Debates are generally heated, find passionate, physician dramatic and often sensational. In this context, the L&H’s debate on Wednesday the 5th, on the motion of “This House Believes It Is Right…

Low turnout as Class Reps elected

Class rep elections were held throughout campus on October 4th and 5th with positions for student council up for grabs. Despite a record amount of nominations, viagra 65 constituencies remained vacant at the time of going to press, generic with…

Talking heads: Should the presidential nomination system be changed?

  “Yes” Professor David Farrell, head of School of Politics and International Relations, UCD.   The President, as head of state, is supposed to be above party politics. It would be nice to think that this principle could be extended…

Time to Achieve

€1, illness 279.22 is the least it’ll cost you to have the time of your life right now. As long as you don’t mind spending thirty hours on an airplane, medical seeing all the delights that the airports of Amsterdam…