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Month: January 2013

Running track location bailed for Ball

It has been confirmed by UCDSU President, search Rachel Breslin, viagra that the running track is an unlikely option for this years UCD Ball as it is “being used as a storage compound for the Science Facility so we don’t…

UCDSU Executive Minutes Released

The Students’ Union executive has published minutes of their meetings for the first time since the beginning of term. The executive has the responsibility of looking after the day-to-day operation of the Union and is composed of the sabbatical officers,…

BOI sought guarantee-free loan scheme

In an interview with the College Tribune, Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn revealed that Bank of Ireland requested that the government does not underwrite or guarantee their graduate loan scheme in what he described as a “commercial decision”…

UCD Repeat fees highest in Ireland

The cost of repeating modules or resitting an exam in UCD is currently higher than any other university in Ireland. The amount that a student must pay in order to repeat a module or resit an assessment is set at…

Quinn: The man who signed the pledge

James Grannell sits down with Ruairi Quinn to talk revolution and reform UCD 1968 – a group of students occupy Earlsfort Terrace demanding their voice be listened to on how the university should be run. Among the leaders were Kevin…

The Economics Underneath

Silvana Lakeman talks to UCD lecturer Vincent Hogan in an attempt to pierce the economic veil With budget cuts, viagra increasing taxes, rising unemployment rates and decreasing access to education, for many in Ireland it is easy to get caught…

Change Behind: Change Ahead

Darragh Moriarty looks for answers to the past and the future of Ireland’s wellbeing Now that the Christmas break has ended and semester two has commenced, generic it’s time to start learning, studying and worrying about your future, once more….

Student RES planned for Montrose Hotel site

The College Tribune can reveal that plans are in place for a 190 bed student residence on the site of the former Montrose Hotel. In documents submitted to Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council a private company has proposed to…

NEWS IN BRIEF

Noam Chomsky to give lecture in UCD Noted intellectual, treatment philosopher and political analyst Noam Chomsky has been confirmed to give a lecture in an event organised by the UCD Philosophy Society. The lecture will take place on the 2nd…

Uncertain future for nursing students

Undergraduate and graduate nurses are set to step up their campaign of opposition to the HSE scheme aimed at recruiting graduates on a reduced salary. Last month, unhealthy the HSE said that the scheme had been approved by the government…

Hearing Catalonia

Michael Phoenix relives his experience of the Catalonian derby between Barcelona and Espanyol The metro was filled with claret and yellow. I folded my ticket into two and hid it in the palm of my hand, search deep in the…

UCDSU Constitution to undergo changes

Several changes are being proposed to elements of the new UCD Students’ Union constitution which was voted in by students in March of last year. The suggested alterations include a restructuring of the current class representative system and the introduction…