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Gay Mitchell Visits DCU

October 18, 2011

By Eoghan Cormican He may be languishing at 9% in the polls, but there was no doubting the enthusiasm and energy radiating from Fine Gael’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell as he made a whistle stop

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We made the Union cooler

October 17, 2011

 VP for Education Collie Ollie talks to the College View about Calvin Harris, criticism and nearly setting the house on fire by Ceile Varley Collie Oliver points out his thesis poster “sitting proudly” on the

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D.I.T and NUIG encourage more extra-curricular activity

October 12, 2011

Frances Mulraney This year D.I.T launch a new module, LEAD, to celebrate students’ extra-curricular activity. Not unlike the Uaneen module here in DCU, LEAD stands for lead, engage, achieve and develop and encourages students to

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UCC Placed Top of University Rankings

October 12, 2011

by Gillian Fitzsimons University College Cork (UCC) is this year’s Sunday Times Irish University of the year. The 166 year old institution topped the poll, followed closely by National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). The

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New College for Skibbereen, Co.Cork.

October 12, 2011

By Grainne Coyne A third-level horticulture college will be developed in Skibbereen in Co. Cork, it was announced last week. The location of Skibbereen Horticulture College was recommended by local resident David Puttnam last year.

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News in Brief

October 12, 2011

UL Hosts NASA Astronaut NASA astronaut, Shane Kimbrough, visited the University of Limerick (UL) last week to talk about his recent 16-day mission. During his latest mission Col Kimbrough recorded 12 hours and 52 minutes

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Pub licences depend on CIT Christmas Day boycot

October 12, 2011

Ruth Ní Mhaonghaile Two bars in Bishopstown, Co. Cork are unable to renew their liquor licences, until they prove that they will have nothing to do with “CIT Christmas Day”, due to objections from Gardaí

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UCC Programme Included in European Erasmus Scheme

October 12, 2011

By Timmy Kelleher University Collge Cork’s (UCC) undergraduate programme Biodesign for Health Applications is the only applicant this year which now qualifies for inclusion in the Lifelong Learning Erasmus scheme. The scheme is described on

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Year’s First Toxic Tuesday

October 12, 2011

by Sinead Brennan The first Toxic Tuesday of the new academic year brought the weekly event back with a bang.  Phantom hosted the night and with bands Royseven and Ham Sandwich performing, it was a

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Editorial

October 12, 2011

The sign up numbers for societies might indicate not. In a university of 10,000 students less than 150 are ever members of a political society. Assuming, of course, that none of them joined more than

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Toxic Tuesday under threat if misbehaviour continues

October 12, 2011

by Steve Conlon ‘Rugby mauls’ and other forms of dangerous behaviour by a small minority of those queueing to attend Toxic Tuesday may see the night cancelled altogether, according to sources in the students’ union. The statement

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Statement on Helix confirms ‘ongoing dialogue’

October 11, 2011

by Steve Conlon A formal response to questions posed to DCU President Brian MacCraith in relation to the financial future of The Helix has confirmed that there “is an ongoing dialogue with the management of

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Sean Gallagher; “The Buzz is Great in DCU”

October 11, 2011

by Ceile Varley Independent Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has said that allowing young people access to education and employment is key for Ireland’s recovery. Speaking to the College View, Mr Gallagher said, “There are two

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NUIG Cancer Research Makes it into Medical Journal

October 11, 2011

Eoghan Cormican New pre-clinical research suggests that a new prototype drug can kill Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) cells circulating in the blood. The research, carried out by scientists at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

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Editorial

September 28, 2011

By Ceile Varley I ended up the Larkfield Party on September 18. I went for free food, music and most importantly to hustle first years into writing for the College View. After a while I