Under the Black Lives Matter banner, students and activists, including former political prisoner Ibrahim Halawa (top), demonstrate against an online post harshly critical of the BLM movement and George Floyd, written last year by IT lecturer Dr Mark Humphreys on his ‘personal blog‘ but recently unearthed.
Protestors claim the entry is filled with hate speech and want the computer science teacher to be fired.
Londis in Dublin City University has joined a campus-wide boycott of The Irish Times
Londis, DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin.
‘Karl Popper’ writes:
‘This is going to sound extraordinary, unbelievable even, but I went to buy a newspaper in the Londis the other day on the DCU Glasnevin campus only to learn that there is a campus-wide “boycott” of the Irish Times over their alleged “transphobic editorial policy”. The commercial companies on campus obviously kowtowed to a student union motion.
‘The country’s de facto paper of record is de facto banned in one of the main higher learning centres, itself home to the leading journalism school. I imagine in a ‘history of journalism’ lecture there they would teach about freedom of the important of press under authoritarian regimes. Well they have a contemporaneous example in their midst. How embarrassing.’
DCU [Dublin City University] are advertising that they are in the top 1% of the world’s universities, yet the photo in their ad (above) shows one of the lab students not using correct lab protocol. Check the Facebook comments [At link below] for more..
A poster for a debate on same sex marriage which took place in Dublin City University last night
“Been chatting to a few friends who attended the debate on same sex marriage in DCU last night. What was said to me was that there was a comment made by the No side which appeared to say that they would attack the Yes side through saying the government is trying to change the meaning of gender through the wording of the same sex marriage referendum. Can anyone shed any light on this?”
I’m running for election in my students’ union in DCU [Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin]. When I was canvassing some on-campus accommodation I came across a number of incidents where the service provided was disgraceful, including slugs in the communal kitchen. I’d appreciate if you could highlight this, because it’s simply not acceptable that this occurs in a university owned company.