“There is too much learning in books these days, and too little in the head.”
PAUL TANSEY, a former editor of Trinity News, passed away on September 21 at the age of 59. The Blackrock College student came to Trinity to study economics and politics in the late 1960s. He succeeded Ted Oliver to become editor of this newspaper in Trinity term of 1970.
When Minister of Education Batt O’Keefe put fees on the agenda for discussion at the start of the summer, as always, a variety of responses came out. Somve were measured, considered, and flexible; others were simplistic, unbending, and unhelpful.
Balancing opposing sets of needs sounds like an impossible proposition. Nonetheless, achieving a balance that is acceptable to all parties on a topic that concerns them all is crucial. The media is no exception.
DOES YOUR skip disapprove of sprees? Has your wife been pestering you to clean your rooms? Has your new jib friend been rusticated? Trinity College has many peculiar words, turns of phrase and acronyms which are its own. The words used in the above sentences would be more familiar to a student here in the […]
Can you afford an extra €8,000 a year? Or, do free fees support the wealthy.
Demise of the PDs The end of the road has come for the Progressive Democrats. Mary Harney admitted this month that although she would love to think that the PDs had a future, she had to be realistic. Now Harney, fellow TD Mr Grealish, Ciaran Cannon and Fiona O’Malley have recommended that a formula of […]
The art of letterwriting has fallen out of favour with today’s high-speed society. Emails, skype, Bebo, Facebook and MSN now reign supreme. But in gaining access to each other’s lives 24/7, we have lost the personal connection that a letter creates. A letter from a friend has permanence and a tangibility that email lacks. A […]
It’s easy to ignore those living on the poverty line. We tend to assume that everyone who sat the Leaving Certificate had the same chance to come to college, get a good job and better themselves. However, not everyone has the same chances in life. Jobs, food and housing aren’t fundamental rights distributed equally among […]
The celeb-style race for the White House might be fun to watch, says Jason Somerville, but we’ll feel the effect of the economic policies across the pond too.