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Calls to condemn the actions of the USI

November 30, 2011

Cillian Byrne apologises for his part in blockade By Aishling Phelan The Union of Students in Ireland broke the law on the day of the ‘Stop Fees, Save the Grant’ protest by excluding certain groups

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Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women in DCU

November 30, 2011

By Sorcha Jowtt DCU’s Amnesty International Society gathered outside the Henry Grattan Building last Thursday with groups of balloons that symbolised Irish women living with domestic abuse. The event was held to celebrate the International

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Limerick libraries lose funding

November 30, 2011

 By Suzanne Cooper Plans to build brand new state-of-the art libraries at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the University of Limerick (UL) have been scrapped due recent Government cutbacks. The Government made the

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UCD SVP sleep on the streets

November 30, 2011

By Eimear Phelan UCD St Vincent de Paul’s fourth Annual Homeless Week raised €800 euro in its first day. The event, which took place from November 14-18, saw around 30 students sleep outside the James

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Plagiarism cases low compared to recent survey

November 30, 2011

By Chloe O’Sullivan Only 17 cases of plagiarism were uncovered in DCU last year, despite the findings of a College View survey showing that two in three DCU students have committed plagiarism in some form.

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Arrest made on campus for bike theft

November 30, 2011

By Lauren Kelly An arrest was made on campus last week for the theft of bicycles. Bicycle thefts have risen dramatically on the DCU campus in the past number of weeks. An Garda Síochana have

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Majority of students value commitment in a relationship

November 30, 2011

By Aisling Brady Seventy per cent of DCU students would break off a relationship if their boyfriend or girlfriend had a “one night stand” according to a recent survey on fidelity. Eight-eight percent of respondents

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Old Bar closed due to 23 serious fire hazards

November 30, 2011

By Aisling Kett The Old Bar has been closed indefinitely due to serious health and safety concerns and cannot be used under any circumstances. A total of 23 problems forced its closure, including a lock

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DCU jumps 3 places in World University rankings

November 30, 2011

By Adam Higgins Dublin City University is one of the only Irish universities to have gone up in the QS World University Rankings this year. DCU rose three places to become the 326th best university

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Emphasis on humanities research in Horizon 2020

November 30, 2011

By Róisín Treacy Greater emphasis will be placed on funding for social sciences and humanities research in Horizon 2020, according to European Union Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. The former Fianna Fáil minister confirmed this change to

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Occupy Cork Flash Mob in CIT

November 30, 2011

By Timmy Kelleher The Occupy Cork Movement employed a flash mob to occupy the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)  Circus Maximus on November 22. This was the first instance of the Occupy Cork group staging

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Please Talk week ends with UV wall unveiling

November 30, 2011

By Gillian Fitzsimons DCU unveiled its UV message wall last Thursday evening as part of the college’s Please Talk Week. The wall illuminated various anonymous messages from students expressing their feelings. The purpose of the

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UCC Engineering Soc disbanded

November 30, 2011

By Frances Mulraney A University College Cork (UCC) society must disband following disorderly behaviour on a mystery tour bringing disgrace to the university. UCC Engineering Society or “Eng Soc” was told to close by the

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UCD borrows €90 million

November 30, 2011

By Catriona Hughes The European Investment Bank agreed to grant UCD and its Belfield Campus a loan of €90 million on Thursday, November 17. UCD was not alone, as the ESB also agreed a loan

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UCD to host Leinster Rugby

November 30, 2011

By Adam Higgins A brand new training facility is to be built for Leinster Rugby on the grounds of University College Dublin (UCD). Work is already underway for a number of top of the line

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Too sexy for this country?

November 30, 2011

By Fiona McGrath Sex, sex, sex – sex is everywhere. From magazines to music videos, we are bombarded by sex in the media today. Sex sells – that’s a given, but has it gone too

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A Force to be Reckoned With

November 30, 2011

A Force To Be Reckoned With By Jenny Darmody Features Editor It’s nearly Christmas, it’s nearly exam time and it’s nearly the end of semester one. But it’s also time for the cold winter weather