Cold house for unionism

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The vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast has called for assistance from politicians to change the perception of the university as a "cold house for unionism".

Addressing the Economy Committee at Stormont on Wednesday, Professor Ian Greer said there were concerns over the way the university is viewed by some sections of society and that he did not wish for Queen's to be seen as an unwelcome place for any group.

Earlier this week it emerged that social media posts by new Students' Union president Grian Ni Dhaimhin appeared to signal her sympathy for militant republicanism.



The question is what can done to address the issue? I know some people suggest banning sport tops? Should the name of the university be changed as its named after Queen Victoria.
 


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The vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast has called for assistance from politicians to change the perception of the university as a "cold house for unionism".

Addressing the Economy Committee at Stormont on Wednesday, Professor Ian Greer said there were concerns over the way the university is viewed by some sections of society and that he did not wish for Queen's to be seen as an unwelcome place for any group.

Earlier this week it emerged that social media posts by new Students' Union president Grian Ni Dhaimhin appeared to signal her sympathy for militant republicanism.



The question is what can done to address the issue? I know some people suggest banning sport tops? Should the name of the university be changed as its named after Queen Victoria.
Could there be anything to be said for more Wood Pellets ? ?
 

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The vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast has called for assistance from politicians to change the perception of the university as a "cold house for unionism".

Addressing the Economy Committee at Stormont on Wednesday, Professor Ian Greer said there were concerns over the way the university is viewed by some sections of society and that he did not wish for Queen's to be seen as an unwelcome place for any group.

Earlier this week it emerged that social media posts by new Students' Union president Grian Ni Dhaimhin appeared to signal her sympathy for militant republicanism.



The question is what can done to address the issue? I know some people suggest banning sport tops? Should the name of the university be changed as its named after Queen Victoria.
Arlene Foster could show up along with Michelle O'Neill after a recruitment drive
 

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For very many years, Queens University was the flagship for integrated education in Northern Ireland. Year after year speeches at Degree Conferring and other ceremonies were marked by attacks on Catholic schools. Many of the culprits were senior academics at Queens. This all stopped in December 1989. The report by the Fair Employment Agency revealed that Queens had 101 Professors, 3 of them Catholics, an even greater sectarian imbalance against Catholics in the clerical and administrative grades and a yet greater imbalance against Catholics in the manual grades. In brief, Queens was a bastion of Prod privilege. There was not a word of apology from any of the academics who had been sniping at Catholic policy on education, not a solitary word.

P.S. In March 1983, in his column in the Irish Times, Conor Cruise O'Brien attacked Cardinal O'Fiach for the cardinal's supposed opposition to integrated education and then went on to cite Queens in support of integrated education. So far as I know, Dr O'Brien has not yet been hanged for directing that cruel taunt at the victims of Prod tyranny.
 
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For very many years, Queens University was the flagship for integrated education in Northern Ireland. Year after year speeches at Degree Conferring and other ceremonies were marked by attacks on Catholic schools. Many of the culprits were senior academics at Queens. This all stopped in December 1989. The report by the Fair Employment Agency revealed that Queens had 101 Professors, 3 of them Catholics, an even greater sectarian imbalance against Catholics in the clerical and administrative grades and a yet greater imbalance against Catholics in the manual grades. In brief, Queens was a bastion of Prod privilege. There was not a word of apology from any of the academics who had been sniping at Catholic policy on education, not a solitary word.

P.S. In March 1983, in his column in the Irish Times, Conor Cruise attacked Cardinal O'Fiach for the cardinal's supposed opposition to integrated education and then went on to cite Queens in support of integrated education. So far as I know, Dr O'Brien has not yet been hanged for directing that cruel taunt at the victims of Prod tyranny.


Indeed G4, I read most of that some years ago, although shocked, I was not surprised as this was only one example of the way the Orange Statelet was run by onionism since it was set up by the British way back in 1921.
 

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In fairness with all those wood pellets burning they are probably used to warm houses
 

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The vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast has called for assistance from politicians to change the perception of the university as a "cold house for unionism".

The question is what can done to address the issue? I know some people suggest banning sport tops? Should the name of the university be changed as its named after Queen Victoria.

Yes I think the name should be changed to The University of Samuel Maguire ... or USM for short.

that would please the taigs as he was a GAA man and also please the prods as he was a prod

there ye go .. FIXED :unsure:

NEXT..
 

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Yes I think the name should be changed to The University of Samuel Maguire ... or USM for short.

that would please the taigs as he was a GAA man and also please the prods as he was a prod

there ye go .. FIXED :unsure:

NEXT..

Sounds very fair to me ANS, but any new university in the six counties should be aptly named Bobby Sands Memorial.
 

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The vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast has called for assistance from politicians to change the perception of the university as a "cold house for unionism".

Addressing the Economy Committee at Stormont on Wednesday, Professor Ian Greer said there were concerns over the way the university is viewed by some sections of society and that he did not wish for Queen's to be seen as an unwelcome place for any group.

Earlier this week it emerged that social media posts by new Students' Union president Grian Ni Dhaimhin appeared to signal her sympathy for militant republicanism.



The question is what can done to address the issue? I know some people suggest banning sport tops? Should the name of the university be changed as its named after Queen Victoria.
I thought that was just from the perspective of good taste and improving the appearance of the place.
 

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Yes I think the name should be changed to The University of Samuel Maguire ... or USM for short.

that would please the taigs as he was a GAA man and also please the prods as he was a prod

there ye go .. FIXED :unsure:

NEXT..
It's surprising that the RDS has survived so long without demands for a naming / rebranding.
 

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Academic chart shows 337 prod, 74 taig, and 382 non N.I. or not assigned. As the latter stat is damn near a majority should these people be tortured to make them divulge their religion ?
 

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what do you think the students should wear?
You should learn to recognise a "tongue in cheek" comment. Anyway, sports tops are for a)playing sport, b)going to a sporting event, or c)if you haven't reached puberty. Other than those cases the wearer is immediately classified
Fermanagh/Tyrone/Derry GAA top - Culchie
Rangers / Celtic top - proddie / taigy chav
Other football top - proddie or taigy chav
 

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Academic chart shows 337 prod, 74 taig, and 382 non N.I. or not assigned. As the latter stat is damn near a majority should these people be tortured to make them divulge their religion?
I have heard allegations (from former students at Queens) that Queens recruits from outside Northern Ireland in order to by-pass the Fair Employment legislation. The statistic you have quoted might confirm that allegation. Or might be the reason for the suspicion.

I do not know what the true position is. Perhaps, the non NI contingent have specialisms in scarce supply among Norn Irons.
 

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You should learn to recognise a "tongue in cheek" comment. Anyway, sports tops are for a)playing sport, b)going to a sporting event, or c)if you haven't reached puberty. Other than those cases the wearer is immediately classified
Fermanagh/Tyrone/Derry GAA top - Culchie
Rangers / Celtic top - proddie / taigy chav
Other football top - proddie or taigy chav

I like the way you try and define what sports tops are for. You may be shocked to discover not everyone shares your view of the matter.
 

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The vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast has called for assistance from politicians to change the perception of the university as a "cold house for unionism".
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The question is what can done to address the issue? I know some people suggest banning sport tops? Should the name of the university be changed as its named after Queen Victoria.
Definitely, they should start by changing the name. Is the V-C a unionist, or even a OO member by any chance?
 

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The solution to this problem is in the Bible "Come ye out from among them."

Northern Ireland has TWO universities - Queens and Ulster.

One of the those Universities could be designated Protestant, the other Catholic. And would-be students could make their choice - on the understanding that if you chose the Prod University, you accept a Prod ethos, Prod emblems, and all the stuff in which Prods indulge. And vice versa for those who choose the Catholic University.
 

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It's surprising that the RDS has survived so long without demands for a naming / rebranding.
Ah sure there are lots of “royals” in the south ... and I’m not just talking about Wills & Kate the hurler
 


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