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NiteLine awarded €300 Jack Shannon Bursary

The new bursary aims to honour the lives and memories of Trinity students who have lost their lives to suicide

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) announced the launch of the Jack Shannon Bursary today. The bursary endeavours to honour the memory of Trinity students who lost their lives to suicide. It also aims to encourage more open conversations about …

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Doyle says Pride flags “always welcome” on campus despite previous discouragement from secretary’s office

Several members of the college community have demanded a formal apology for the “poor excuses” made by the secretary’s office

Provost Linda Doyle has said that Pride flags “are always welcome” in Trinity following controversy over the discouragement of a senior member of staff from hanging them on campus.

In a statement on Twitter, Doyle said: “Just to be 100% …

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Blackboard to automatically update transgender students’ names

Previously students had to manually contact each College platform individually

Blackboard Learn will now automatically change a student’s name when they have updated their name change with College’s Academic Registry (AR).

Former Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) LGBT Rights Officer (LGBTRO) Jenny Maguire announced the news on Twitter.

According …

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€3.7 million announced in funding for projects increasing public understanding of STEM

The funding will be invested in 47 projects in higher education institutions, private companies and local government

€3.7 million is to be invested in 47 projects aimed at improving public understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), government announced yesterday.

The funding, received through the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme, will be focused on …

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Globetrotting during a global crisis

The difficulties of trying to travel during the worst of the pandemic

On March 12 2020, Chicago native and Trinity News journalist Shannon McGreevy was in Trinity Hall when Leo Varadkar announced the closure of schools and universities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By March 16, international students, or approximately one in …

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Elitism and party politics in the Seanad

Nine years on from the failed referendum to abolish the Seanad, the chamber is still in dire need of structural and electoral reform. And with a by-election taking place this month, the need for reform is all the greater.

Seanad Éireann is in a contentious position. The by-election taking place this month, along with Lord Mayor Hazel Chu’s unexpected election bid, should put the Upper House of the Oireachtas at a significantly considerable position in the public imagination. However,

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Part-time officers for 2022/23 elected at Council

Other positions elected this evening include Chair of Council, Commissions, three faculty convenors and the chair of Trinity BDS

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The Part-Time Officers (PTOs) in Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) for 2022/23 were elected at Council this evening.

Other positions elected this evening include Chair of Council, Commissions, three faculty convenors and Chair of Trinity Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

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UT bye-election: Maguire wants people “to feel like UT is their ‘thing’”

The deputy editor believes her second election run is a “brilliant opportunity” to prepare

Mairead Maguire did not come to Trinity with plans of being a journalist. A history and politics student from Donegal, the University Times (UT) “wasn’t something on [her] radar” and she “knew barely nothing about UT”, until she applied for …