Eva O’Brien speaks to the team in IT services in Trinity to explore the changing needs of users and the evolving challenges they face in running one of the largest college networks in the country.
It is difficult for most of us now to imagine a time before Trinity had access to the Internet. And yet just 16 years ago, Trinity’s staff and students were highly suspicious of the new phenomenon. “We first introduced Wi-Fi …
Eva O’Brien delves into the world of volunteer programmes; the volunteers who choose to go abroad and the varied approaches organisations take in funding these journeys
Why do so many young Irish people choose to spend weeks in discomfort and heat, thrown into challenging circumstances, working often in an area in which they may have little or no experience?
This year, Suas sent 73 people abroad …
Speaking to Vice-Provost Linda Hogan, Eva O’Brien examines the early challenges facing the Trinity Education Project.
The Trinity Education Project is the first of its kind: “We have had discussions about particular aspects of the Trinity education over the years,” explains Vice-Provost, Linda Hogan, who as project sponsor is spearheading the project as a whole. “But …
A lack of understanding from prospective applicants, pushy parents and attractive job offers all contribute to computer science having the highest drop-out rates in College.
“So this is what you’re all going to be doing for the rest of your lives,” one lecturer joked to a class of first-year Computer Science students some years ago. One of the people in the class was Kevin H, …
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin explains why he supports the divestment movement, and where he thinks the resistance to it is coming from.
Divestment. Patronage. Ethos. Faith formation. These are some of the words at the centre of what has become an increasingly heated debate in recent months about the divestment of religion from Irish schools – but start trying to explain …
The participants and organisers behind the Suas Ideas Collective speak about their projects, and hopes for social justice and environmental change.
“We found ourselves doing a lot of things outside our comfort zone – in fact the whole thing was entirely out of our comfort zone!” Eoghan Martin grins, slightly sheepishly, across the table. He is speaking about his experience this …
Eva O’Brien takes a look at a Trinity-led project aiming to bring the history of The Great Famine into the digital world.
We have always known that we are who we are because of our past, but this truism might be even truer than previously thought. Leading geneticists now claim that the experiences and traumas of people who go through extreme hunger, …
Can any academic discipline answer why the response to the European refugee crisis has been so inadequate, asks Eva O’Brien.
What is it that makes us human? It’s a question that scientists, psychologists and philosophers are constantly exploring, and one possible answer often prominent in their discussion is that of altruism – we humans regularly reach out and help other …