Quotes of the Fortnight


“When the history books are written, Tony might never have met Maria, if it wasn’t for myself.”
Vice-President for Students, Dr Martin Butler, reflects on the life changing project that was last year’s production of West Side Story.

“Universities are not a place for senior administrators to get good jobs, they are a place of education.”
General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, Mick Jennings, criticises what he maintains is UCD’s policy of employing administrators over academics.

“People were having their cans of Coke sniffed and thrown out, and some cans were thrown out without even being sniffed.”
Students’ Union (SU) President, Aodhán Ó Deá, comments that the new drinking regulations on residence
can also pose problems in maintaining the SU Coca-Cola ban.

“Something radical could be done on campus if only those responsible could bite the bullet and do something.”
A member of UCD’s academic staff urges action in the face of the carparking crisis in Belfield.