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Aaron Clogher responds to SU survey results

February 20, 2013

DCU Students’ Union Education Officer Aaron Clogher has hit back at criticism the SU don’t interact enough with students. Responding to the results of The College View SU survey, Clogher said the Students’ Union do

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Referendum on USI re-affiliation to be held in DCU

February 6, 2013

Class Rep Council have voted to hold a referendum on re-affiliating with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Reproductive Rights referendum on February 26th and 27th. DCU

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AIB to leave DCU campus after 20 years

February 6, 2013

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has decided to up and leave DCU campus and relocate services to their Santry branch. After more than 20 years on Campus grounds the bank is due to cease it’s operations

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DCU could become a ‘Changemaker Campus’

February 6, 2013

DCU could be designated a leading institution in social entrepreneurship education. The accreditation would be part of the “Changemaker Campus” initiative, a worldwide partnership of leaders in social innovation. The initiative was started by Ashoka,

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Minister Sherlock launches competition run by DCU centre

February 6, 2013

The 2013 All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) was launched by Minister for Research and Innovation, Séan Sherlock last month. The competition is run by the DCU led centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL). The AILO will

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Labyrinth Committee on €23,000

February 6, 2013

The Labyrinth Committee have raised almost half the funds required to build the controversial €50,000 development in DCU. Fr Joe Jones told The College View the group has raised just under €23,000 after what he

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SU to host own constitutional convention in DCU

February 6, 2013

DCU Students’ Union are to hold their own Constitutional Convention over a number of weeks this semester. DCU SU President, Paul Doherty confirmed to The College View the SU plan to hold their own in

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Educational Trust accidentally leaks supporter information

February 6, 2013

DCU Educational Trust accidentally released personal details of 2,500 of their supporters on December 3rd 2012. 97 people were sent the names and contact details of the supporters. Teresa Murray, Head of Marketing at DCU

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Brian MacCraith starts off Seamus Heaney Lecture Series

February 6, 2013

The seventh Seamus Heaney Lecture Series entitled “Imagining the Future” began in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on Monday last, with DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith giving the first lecture. Professor MacCraith spoke on the theme

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Referendum on USI in doubt

February 6, 2013

A proposed referendum on re-affiliating DCU with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) may no longer take place this semester after the student who originally drafted a petition calling for a referendum on the

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UK Secretary of State visits DCU innovation centre

February 6, 2013

UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable visited Dublin City University’s Innovation and Enterprise Centre, Invent last month. The Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham came to learn more about the university’s

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The Mezz transformed into lunch area

February 6, 2013

DCU Students’ Union are transforming The Mezz into an area where students can relax and eat their lunch. The Mezz, which is currently closed to allow for changes to the interior, will be a specific

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Students’ Union to launch online ticket facility

February 6, 2013

The Students’ Union is developing a new online system where students can buy tickets for events held on campus through the DCU SU website. In their bi-annual activity report, published in December, it said: “We

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Expansion of Hub planned

February 6, 2013

Early stages of planning have begun on the expansion and upgrade of the student centre in DCU. DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty told The College View that they are in the extremely early phase

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DCU used for Dublin-based escorts

December 12, 2012

It has emerged that Ireland’s biggest escort agency is using the DCU brand as a marketing strategy. Students around the country who are struggling financially are turning to escort agencies to pay their way through

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Abortion referendum to be discussed at tonight’s CRC

December 12, 2012

DCU’s Class Rep Council (CRC) will this evening discuss a referendum to decide the Students’ Union’s stance on the X-Case, which will take place in semester 2. Council voted to hold a referendum in semester

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Fees on par to hit €3,000 by 2015

December 12, 2012

The third level Student Contribution Charge is on par to rise by €250 a year for the next three years. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin announced the increases during his Budget 2013

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Hillary Clinton highlights front lines of human rights

December 12, 2012

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton believes it’s important for governments to respond to criticism and not repress it. Speaking in DCU last Wednesday during her two day visit to Ireland, Secretary Clinton addressed the

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Little Christmas comes to DCU

December 12, 2012

Santa came early to DCU on Thursday December 6th with the Little Christmas fair organised by the DCU Saint Vincent de Paul and Raising And Giving (RAG) societies. Santa’s Grotto was among the attractions in