Everyone *IS* blogging

… or so it seems.

One of the latest blogs drawn to my attention is that of the President of Dublin City University – Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski – entitled University Blog. He muses some, shares his hobbies and favourites (he is gadget-loving and also totally into A Fine Frenzy), and talks about education and stuff.

While everything is pretty in University Blog, there’s a disgruntled academic in DCU who has started blogging too (at more or less the same time). Academic Tenure in Ireland is bent on informing everyone of the precarious position an academic could face given the same Professor above-mentioned challenged the traditional sense of a “tenure”.

Interesting to see scandals within Irish higher education institution aired so publicly. It makes me wonder how much more juicy scandals there may be that we never know about… :rolleyes:

Update 2nd Sept : I was pointed to yet another blog, also confusingly/deliberately called University Blog, but with a tagline that this is the diary of an University Professor. This is a very young blog of a month old but its objective is similar to that of Academic Tenure in Ireland. Watch out, more bashing!

2 Comments so far

  1. renegadeacademic on September 12th, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

    ‘Academic Tenure’ and the other ‘dissident’ ‘university blog’ were initially published by the same author pleading his own case. I don’t think there’s much scandal involved. More recently ‘Academic Tenure’ seems to have been taken over by one Sean O Nuallain – and there’s what you might call a fruity character!

  2. Lil (lilianl) on September 19th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

    Ah, I didn’t know those were maintained by the same author, and seems like the other university blog has now been deleted. That was rather short-lived.

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