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A University is not a Factory

Michael Foley discusses the growing commercialisation of universities

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There has been a great deal of debate over the future of Irish universities over the past few weeks. The publication of the Cassels report, along with the plummeting of almost all Irish universities down the QS rankings, has pushed

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What recovery? Politics for the rest of us

“The Recovery” isn’t just disconcerting optimism and government spin. It’s a defence of the indefensible. It’s the cheery face of government policy that punishes poverty and entrenches deprivation and precarity.

For many the February 26 General Election looms large: pundits, politicos and beleaguered canvassers alike rabidly consume their daily drip of election coverage, ranging from poorly researched fiscal plans to increasingly grandiose Alan Kelly pronouncements.

The 2016 election will be

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UCD academic criticises “neoliberal assault on education” at SWSS discussion

He said that when students come to university they “expect to enter a space where ideas are debated freely” and advised that this is exactly what they should do

NEWSDr Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer from the UCD school of sociology, yesterday spoke to the Socialist Worker Student Society on the topic of neoliberalism and education.

Allen began the discussion by briefly outlining the historical origins of universities in …

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Gilmore’s Book, Tim Cook, and student loans

Campus culture in Trinity has been captured by the corporate viewpoint

COMMENTWhen he set down his will and testament, Ernie O’Malley, accomplished writer and veteran of the war of independence and civil war, specified that when he died he would be buried upright and facing east across the Irish sea so

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