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Doherty looks back on year of highs and lows

April 24, 2013

Outgoing DCU SU President reveals has has confirmed sufficient finance to begin work on the DCU Student Centre and talks about how he found the role of SU president ‘horribly brilliant’.

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Dispute over USI presence on campus during campaign continues

March 20, 2013

The Union of Students’ in Ireland may have been allowed to campaign on campus for the recent re-affiliation referendum based on misinformation. In a Class Representative Council meeting at the beginning of last semester, regulations

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Furlong murder accused won’t get death penalty

March 20, 2013

The family of murdered DCU student Nicola Furlong criticised the sentence handed down to Richard Hinds who was found guilty of the murder of the 21 year old Wexford woman by a Tokyo court on

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Surf n Sail raise money for Lifeboats

March 20, 2013

DCU’s ‘Surf n Sail’ club have presented a cheque for over €800 to the Howth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Over 30 students from the club braved the frosty waters of Balscadden Bay near Howth

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DCU Graduation days move to the weekend

March 20, 2013

DCU graduation ceremonies will now take place on the Friday and Saturday of November’s reading week. The registry made the decision to change the days from Monday and Tuesday to Friday and Saturday because of

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SU criticised for lack of RAG Week collaboration

March 20, 2013

A greater collaboration from DCU Students’ Union could have made the DCU SU RAG week an even bigger success, according to co-chairperson of RAG Soc SallyAnn Downes. The week, which ran from Monday March 11th,

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USI President responds to Doherty’s criticism

March 20, 2013

DCU Students’ Union have been invited to the Union of Students’ in Ireland’s national congress meeting due to take place next week. USI President John Logue said he has been in contact with DCU SU

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DCU student comes second in gradireland challenge

March 20, 2013

DCU student Sineád Foy finished in an impressive second place in the gradireland National Student Challenge last week. Foy was one of over 5,600 students who entered the competition, which began last October, by completing a 40-minute

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USI referendum would have failed without USI

March 20, 2013

The Electoral Committee would have failed to reach quorum in the USI referendum if it wasn’t for the USI’s presence on campus during the campaign, according to the President of the Union of Students in

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New DCU moodle site will make students’ lives easier

March 20, 2013

A new ‘moodle’ platform will be launched for DCU students in September. New designs put forward by Mark Glynn of the Learning Innovation Unit are set to revitalise the online resource. Speaking at a workshop

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Committee set up to review SU constitution

March 20, 2013

DCU students are set to face another referendum next year. A committee has been put in place to assess and amend the current Students’ Union constitution. The constitutional review committee was put in place after

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CAO increases for Science and business in DCU

March 20, 2013

There has been a large increase in the demand for science courses in DCU, according to recent CAO figures. As many as eight courses in the faculty of science have received an increased number of

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DCU student claims on-campus accommodation is ‘illegal’

March 20, 2013

Claims that Larkfield on campus accommodation is illegal or sub standard have been slammed by DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty. Speaking to the College View, Doherty said: “I have great confidence in the University,

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Nicola Furlong’s family in Japan for murder trial

March 6, 2013

The family of murdered DCU student Nicola Furlong have traveled to Japan to attend the trial of the man accused of  killing her. A Business and Japanese student at DCU, 21-year-old Nicola was studying on

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SU President: Referendum only passed because of USI presence

March 6, 2013

The campaign for the USI referendum was unfair, according to DCU Students’ Union President Paul Doherty. Responding to the results of the referendum, Doherty told The College View “you can’t compete with an organisation the

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Music Week in DCU

March 6, 2013

Music week in DCU is one of the highlights of the academic year. Events officer, Jessica Dowdall said, “Music Week has been our busiest, most wonderfully packed week so far this year. We offered something

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DCU SU attempts to discourage RAG week drinking

March 6, 2013

DCU Raising and Giving week will focus on fundraising in a move away from the traditional drinking associated with the event. Organised in conjunction with the DCU Students’ Union, RAG week will run in Week

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DCU Labour defend USI campaign presence

March 6, 2013

The Labour DCU Chairperson and USI representative on campus has defended the USI’s controversial presence on campus during the re-affiliation referendum campaign. Sean Rooney told The College View a lot was made of the fact

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DCU joins leading entrepreneurship network

March 6, 2013

DCU is the first university in Ireland to be designated an ‘Ashoka U Changemaker Campus’, joining a network of colleges and universities supporting the field of social entrepreneurship in education. The ‘Changemaker Campus’ is a worldwide