College Tribune

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Month: February 2017

Power to the People: The History of the Protest Song

Music and politics have always gone together. Artists have always used their work to protest and to heighten our awareness of social injustice, anger and oppression. ‘Strange Fruit’ by Billie Holiday protested the horrific racism endured by African Americans at…

UCD Move Towards Mandatory Laptops and De-Commission Computer Labs in Engineering Building

Open-access computers in the Engineering building will be shut down this summer due to the high cost of replacing and upgrading the old stock of computers. Laptops are now being made mandatory for students in Engineering. The move was revealed…

Planned End of Term Ball with DIT ‘Not Ideal’ Replacement for Previous On-Campus Ball

  UCD Students’ Union is organising a new event to replace the UCD Ball, which is set to take place in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday 28th April, the last day of semester 2. Paul Kilgallon, SU Entertainments Manager (ENTs),…

An Interview with Anna Cosgrave, Founder of the Repeal Project

2016 marked a change in both global and Irish politics in both positive and negative ways. From an Irish perspective many candidates running for election last February faced more questions about the 8th amendment and the campaign to repeal it…

Internal UCD Staff Survey Criticises Lack of ‘Leadership’ and ‘Accountability’ in University Management

An internal university staff engagement survey has found satisfaction with college management and leadership is poor in UCD. 1,827 staff completed a college internal ‘UCD Culture & Engagement Survey’, at a comparatively large response rate of 51%. The identified weaknesses…

Former European Bank Head Trichet Warns of Global Financial Debt Crisis at Law Soc Event

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has raised concerns about recent “relaxes in fiscal discipline” from governments in Europe, speaking to the Law Soc in UCD today.  Jean Claude Trichet’s comments come as the Irish government faces increased pressure from…

Short Story: Another Day in Paradise

Lucy sat down on the edge of the pool. She took off her boots and dipped her feet into the water. It felt nice on her feet. It didn’t look particularly clean though it was probably just honest to goodness…

Editorial: Threats to the Tribune Independence Should Concern All in UCD

Over the last semester the current college administration has been attempting to bring the College Tribune under the governance structures of the university. The university management would like to see the Tribune answerable to a college committee that governs student…

An Mámh a chur ar Mheiriceá

Shamhlófaí go mba bháire na fola a bhí ann i Washington thar an deireadh seachtaine. A fhad is a bhí súile na meán ar fad ó gach cearn den domhan ag ullmhú is ag faire ar insealbhú Trump mar chúigiú…

President Andrew Deeks to Rename College “University China-Dublin”

Documents the Turbine obtained from rooting through the bins behind the Tierney building reveal President Andrew Deeks has been pondering selling off the ‘C’ in UCD’s name to China. Senior members of the Chinese Communist Party it is believed are…

Thrifty Travelling: The Best Tips for Travelling on a Student Budget

For most students the old adage rings true –  we are time rich and cash poor, a maxim that often reverses itself once we enter the professional world.  Our four months of uninterrupted summer holidays are a phenomenon unlikely to…

In the Loop: What’s Coming up in Dublin

Il Trovatore : The Royal Opera’s production of Il Trovatore will be screened in the Lighthouse Cinema live from the royal Opera house on Tuesday, January 31st. This will be director David Bosch’s first UK production of the Verdi classic….