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Month: September 2016

UCD deputy registrar Bairbre Redmond paid 1.5 K a day in €436,000 ‘Runaway’ Plagiarism Report

Bairbre Redmond, the deputy Registrar in UCD was paid €1,500 a day for a plagiarism report she undertook for GMIT it can be revealed. The report, commissioned by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology ran on for over three years, and racked…

UCD Drops Out of Top 200 in Times World Rankings

UCD has dropped out of the top 200 universities following the release of the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The news comes on the back of a 22 place decline in the QS World University Rankings earlier this…

Biologist Dr Lee Hood Awarded Prestigious UCD Ulysses Medal

UCD has awarded a Ulysses Medal, the highest award it can bestow, upon Dr Lee Hood to recognise and acknowledge his unprecedented contributions in the fields of biology and medicine. Professor Mark Rogers, UCD Deputy President and Registrar, presented the…

Ó Chiarán go Cailín

Banríon draig, Gaeilgeoir agus ealaínteoir is í Bláthnaid McGee (Ciarán de Hearfort) a thosaigh draig sa teach tabháirne Panti Bar i mBaile Átha Cliath nuair nach raibh sí ach seacht mbliana deag d’aois tar éis dallamullóg a chur ar bhainisteoir…

Political Momentum Growing in UCD for Repeal of the 8th Amendment.

Perhaps the most prevalent political issue in the collective consciousness of the UCD student body since the beginning of the term has been the ongoing debate on the 8th amendment. In other words, the constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland….

Unprecedented “Pushback” from UCD School’s Admin Staff over University Curriculum Review

It is believed that widespread discontent and “forceful” opposition is growing among administrators in UCD schools to a new review of the entire curriculum across every course being pushed by the UCD administration. Speaking to the College Tribune a source…

More than a Phone: How Innovation has Redefined Communication

The word ‘innovation’ can be defined as the process or action of creating new things or coming up with new ways to improve the usual method of doing something. The recent wave of innovation in communications have seen our mobile…

FILM REVIEW: HELL OR HIGH WATER

Hell or High Water, at its core is a revitalised take on the Western genre set against the backdrop of a dusty, seemingly empty Texas. The latest in a group of thrillers inspired by the financial destitute suffered within the…

Album in Review: ‘Skeleton Tree’, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Profound emotions often inspire beauty in music. In July of last year, Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son, Arthur, died after falling from a cliff near the family home. Although Cave was already underway in recording Skeleton Tree at this point, tragedy…

Political Will Forming for a Sugar Tax to Tackle Irish Obesity Projections

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is expected to announce in the coming budget, the introduction of a levy on soft drinks containing added sugar. The method of calculation of such a tax is currently unknown, although it is estimated the…

Four Students Share Their Experience with Sexting

Four students sat down with the College Tribune to talk about their experience with sexting,nudes, and revenge porn. Humans have always found ways to communicate. Be it through saucy letters or lewd paintings, we have always had a way to…

Fresher’s Week Brings Campus to Life

Last week saw the return of Freshers week on UCD campus, one of the most atmospheric and exciting weeks in UCD, as all the college societies once again set up their stands to establish themselves for the year. With so…