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New University Senate Fellows reveal reform agendas

New University Senate Fellows reveal reform agendas

The four new Fellows of the University of Sydney Senate outline their visions and values.

Raue v Morris heard in NSW Supreme Court

Raue, Morris, and members of the USU staff faced tough questions and cross-examination

“Stuff happens”: bomb scare (or not) during Law exam

“Stuff happens”: bomb scare (or not) during Law exam

Andrew Bell reports on the most exciting thing to happen in Corporations Law this year

University redacts majority of information revealed through freedom of information requests

University redacts majority of information revealed through freedom of information requests

Alexi Polden exercised his civic duty and filed a GIPA request relating to the USU’s attempts to remove its VP Tom Raue

Death of a degree: how the BA (Adv) (Hons) was mismanaged

Death of a degree: how the BA (Adv) (Hons) was mismanaged

Ben Brooks was lucky enough to enjoy his one year of the fraught Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)

UniGate – An Exams Special: SRC Exec, SRC Reps-elect, SRC inquorate, USU shuts down competition, and Peter Fitzsimons copies and pastes

UniGate – An Exams Special: SRC Exec, SRC Reps-elect, SRC inquorate, USU shuts down competition, and Peter Fitzsimons copies and pastes

Senate elections, USU shuts down competition, SRC Exec’s dwindling meetings, SRC representatives-elect

The protest perspective Andrew Bolt was lacking

The protest perspective Andrew Bolt was lacking

The mainstream media failed to adequately portray last week’s student protest. Lot’s Wife editor Matthew Campbell reports for Honi.

Doctored receipts led to spending cap breach in SULS election

Doctored receipts led to spending cap breach in SULS election

Honi Soit reports on the reasons for Fetch for SULS’ spending cap breach.

Dramatic end to SULS election as ticket disqualified for spending cap breach

Dramatic end to SULS election as ticket disqualified for spending cap breach

Cameron Caccamo reports on the surprising developments in the SULS election

UniGate Week 12

UniGate Week 12

All the rumours, hearsay, and downright slander from the world of student
politics and culture

Federal politics gets HECS-tic

Federal politics gets HECS-tic

Will the Abbott government put a HECS on student debt?

Opposing government homophobia

Opposing government homophobia

Evan van Zijl discusses splits in the queer community towards Abbott’s queer policies

Department of Corrections: Gooding versus Murdoch

Department of Corrections: Gooding versus Murdoch

John Gooding puts on his Hazmat suit and wades through Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter feed

CPSU strikes off on its own in EBA negotiations

CPSU strikes off on its own in EBA negotiations

The general staff union has voted not to endorse the latest EBA offer, leaving it at odds with the both the University and the NTEU, Nick Rowbotham reports

The return of Master Shang

The return of Master Shang

The hack trying to win your vote while you walk to class might be annoying but they’re probably not evil. Probably. Enter Master Shang.

Mars: the wet planet

Mars: the wet planet

A team at NASA working with the Curiosity Rover have discovered that water is abundant in soil on Mars

USU debacle to be decided in Supreme Court

USU debacle to be decided in Supreme Court

Efforts to remove the USU’s Vice-President have been frustrated and will now hinge on a further court decision, reports Max Chalmers

UniGate Week 11 – USU and courts, student athletes gone wild, glitter banned from Glitter Gala, Senate election, USU spam

UniGate Week 11 – USU and courts, student athletes gone wild, glitter banned from Glitter Gala, Senate election, USU spam

Sue me? Sue the USU! Raue v Morris wasn’t the only court proceeding concerning the USU last Thursday. A keen-eyed Twitter follower (@Apolden) noticed that at the same time Justice Button heard Raue’s application for an injunction, Acting Justice Windeyer of the Equity Division of the Supreme Court was hearing Shakespearean Mark Anthony Productions (NSW) […]

Look after yourself: World Mental Health Day

Look after yourself: World Mental Health Day

Matthew Watson highlights the importance of looking after your mental health

UniGate Week 10 – Post-election wrap up

UniGate Week 10 – Post-election wrap up

The enemy of my enemy is my friend… but also still my enemy For the first time since Belinda Neal’s presidency in 1984, the University of Sydney SRC will be led by a Unity (Labor Right) President. Jennifer Light was 244 votes clear of the Grassroots candidate Amelie Vanderstock after preferences were distributed from the […]

Sydney Law Society yet to pay off hefty tax debt

Sydney Law Society yet to pay off hefty tax debt

Australia’s largest law student society owe some people a whole lot of money, writes Bryant Apolonio

USU Vice-President likely to be removed from Board

USU Vice-President likely to be removed from Board

After leaking information to this newspaper, the VP finds himself on the verge of losing his job, reports Max Chalmers

The dawn of a new EPOC

The dawn of a new EPOC

Justin Pen reports on the birth of the Ethno-cultural and People of Colour collective

Big trouble in little Nottingham

Big trouble in little Nottingham

Samantha Jonscher discovers just how divisive bedtimes can be in Chinese universities

Defending an education

Defending an education

Georgia Behrens explores the culture of sexism in the Australian Defence Force Academy

Breaking Binaries: Transphobia in sport

Breaking Binaries: Transphobia in sport

Lucy Watson examines a problem that plagues even the most progressive of sports

NTEU votes to accept EBA offer

NTEU votes to accept EBA offer

The NTEU’s membership has voted to cancel its proposed three day strike and accept the University’s latest enterprise bargaining offer, spelling the end of its 18 months of negotiations over a new EBA

USU Exec attempt to remove Vice President from Board

USU Exec attempt to remove Vice President from Board

After a dramatic turn of events, the USU Board will meet this Friday to decide the fate of Tom Raue

USYD student organisations respond to the Coalition’s demolition of SSAF

USYD student organisations respond to the Coalition’s demolition of SSAF

USYD student organisations widely condemn the Coalition’s plans to scrap the SSAF

“Let me know when you want a milkshake”: Emails establish close relationship between University and police

“Let me know when you want a milkshake”: Emails establish close relationship between University and police

Emails suggest close relationship between University and police

UniGate Week 9 – Silence about SUPRA Pres, SRC sucks, Cumbo to relocate, SULS tickets

UniGate Week 9 – Silence about SUPRA Pres, SRC sucks, Cumbo to relocate, SULS tickets

SUPRA no longer so super No explanation has been given as to why Angelus Morningstar stepped down as SUPRA President several months on. Given that SUPRA is funded by SSAF money, a level of transparency is to be expected from the organisation. The meeting where Morningstar’s resignation was discussed was held in camera, meaning that […]

NTEU steps up campaign with 3 day strike

NTEU steps up campaign with 3 day strike

Lucy Hughes Jones reports on the latest developments in enterprise bargaining between University staff and management

Nullifying terra nullius

Nullifying terra nullius

Forget what you know about terra nullius

Cumberland students lose out on SSAF

Cumberland students  lose out on SSAF

Students feel they are being short-changed, reports Max Chalmers

Zoe’s law: a woman’s choice

Zoe’s law: a woman’s choice

A group of NSW parliamentarians are fighting a bill they believe will erode a woman’s right to choose, writes Lucia Osborne-Crowley

New evidence indicates University collaborated with police at strikes

New evidence indicates University collaborated with police at strikes

Xiaoran Shi investigates the continued controversy over police on campus

The lesser of two evils

Are Labor and the Liberals distinguishable on Indigenous policy? Kyol Blakeney investigates

UniGate Week 6 – Class action filed against Lynch, PolSoc stacked, USU hosts cultural sensitivity forum

UniGate Week 6 – Class action filed against Lynch, PolSoc stacked, USU hosts cultural sensitivity forum

Shurat up a ya face The Australian Human Rights Commission has terminated a class action filed against Sydney University academic, Professor Jake Lynch, for his involvement in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement on campus.  The action was filed by Israeli based civil rights group, Shurat HaDin, who stated that Lynch’s involvement in the BDS […]

The party without any candidates

The party without any candidates

The rise of the minor party is one of the media’s pet narratives of the 2013 federal election. WikiLeaks, Palmer United, the Pirate Party: all claim to be dissatisfied with the old ALP-LNP duopoly and promote themselves as a new voice that you should install in the Senate. There’s another name on the list of […]

Taking a microscope to the microparties

Taking a microscope to the microparties

Don’t blame Harry Stratton, he voted for Kodos

What will Abbott mean for universities?

What will Abbott mean for universities?

When the Coalition waxes lyrical about higher education, they place a particular emphasis on tertiary education’s important role in a strong economy and its importance as Australia’s largest service export industry.

The Tasmanian test

The Tasmanian test

Should deals come before values? Stella Ktenas on animal rights, fossil fuels, and Andrew Wilkie

Women still wobbly on Engineering and IT

Women still wobbly on Engineering and IT

Engineering and IT faculty still has the lowest percentage of women students

UniGate Week 5 – Hacks fight over shirts, Liberals meet a picket, SULS elections, and Ed Officer moves on

UniGate Week 5 – Hacks fight over shirts, Liberals meet a picket, SULS elections, and Ed Officer moves on

The Colour Purple Following the grand bargains and betrayals of the last few weeks, negotiations between factions leading up to the SRC election have taken a turn for the petty. With Sydney Labor Students’ (SLS) split from the national Labor Left faction, there has been a significant amount of squabbling over branding and colours during […]

Student concerns rise with SUV rent

Student concerns rise with SUV rent

SUV has again opted to increase its rental prices sparking accusations it is taking advantage of students’ desperation for housing, reports Ada Lee

Rape apologism and the far left

Rape apologism and the far left

Radical communities are in a unique position when it comes to governing personal conduct, writes Rafi Alam.

UniVerse: The great solar decathlon

Lucy Hughes Jones marvels at the world’s largest sustainable building.

UniVerse: Free school at Wollongong

UniVerse: Free school at Wollongong

Phoebe Moloney reports on a new form of education developing at the University of Wollongong.

NUS Israel trips are no spiritual pilgrimage

NUS Israel trips are no spiritual pilgrimage

Rafi Alam and Xiaoran Shi report on trips taken by NUS officer bearers to the state of Israel.

Third USYD Disability Action Plan launched last week

Third USYD Disability Action Plan launched last week

John Gooding reports on the latest in USYD’s Disability Action Plan.

UniGate Week 4 – More SRC & Honi Soit shenanigans, cheaper cider, Bob Carr, and USU supports the strike

UniGate Week 4 – More SRC & Honi Soit shenanigans, cheaper cider, Bob Carr, and USU supports the strike

More SRC & Honi Soit shenanigans, cheaper cider, Bob Carr, and USU supports the strike

Our dope is dope, says report

Our dope is dope, says report

Australia is number 1 for pot strength say scientists at USYD. A report by Lachlan Munro.

Department of Corrections – The Daily Telegraph and partisanship

Department of Corrections – The Daily Telegraph and partisanship

It slipped silently onto doorstops and newsstands in the early hours of Monday morning. In hindsight we shouldn’t have been surprised. But its brashness caused quite the stir. “Finally, you now have the chance to  … KICK THIS MOB OUT.” It was The Daily Telegraph’s slap in the face to media objectivity, splashed across the […]

Labor uncaps education deductions

Labor uncaps education deductions

Max Chalmers reports on the latest developments in tertiary education policy

Wailing Wall: God and graffiti

Wailing Wall: God and graffiti

Honi Soit reports on some unholy changes to USYD’s graffiti tunnel

Get out the vote

Get out the vote

Stella Ktenas says it’s too late to apologise, and too late to enrol to vote

Indigenous society to take over USU’s Indigenous Festival

Indigenous society to take over USU’s Indigenous Festival

Sydney Uni’s new Indigenous society Wirriga aims to promote cross-cultural awareness, writes Lucy Hughes Jones.

Senator’s ex-company won $180 million project

Senator’s ex-company won $180 million project

But the University is sure there ain’t nothing to see here, reports Max Chalmers.

UniGate Week 3 – SRC & Honi candidates, NU$, a drugs bust, and a pizza heist

UniGate Week 3 – SRC & Honi candidates, NU$, a drugs bust, and a pizza heist

All the rumours, hearsay, and downright slander from the world of student politics and culture.

ANU moves away from tutorials

ANU moves away from tutorials

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) has made an executive decision to phase out tutorials. In an email titled “CASS Education: Course Delivery”, CASS announced that it would “move to different delivery models” in some of its courses to large interactive workshops and forums, which would “combine the delivery of lectures and […]

“At least say sorry to us”: students angered by UniLodge fire response

“At least say sorry to us”: students  angered by UniLodge fire response

On a cold June morning the residents of UniLodge were woken by a fire alarm.

Israeli legal group files class action against USYD academic

Israeli legal group files class  action against USYD academic

Avani Dias investigates the latest development in the USYD BDS saga

Strikes set to continue

Strikes set to continue

The biggest issue still on the table is pay. The unions are asking for 2% in salary increases every six months – about 4% per annum – and management is currently offering 2.9% every year.

An interview with your new USU executive

An interview with your new USU executive

Adam Chalmers had a chat to Hannah Morris and Tom Raue, the president and vice-president of the University of Sydney Union

UniGate Week 1 – Derrick Armstrong retires, NTEU leaves SRC to pay arrestees’ legal fees, and the USU organises another suspect party

UniGate Week 1 – Derrick Armstrong retires, NTEU leaves SRC to pay arrestees’ legal fees, and the USU organises another suspect party

All the rumours, hearsay, and downright slander from the world of student politics and culture

Sydney University cashes up

Sydney University cashes up

Madeleine King makes cents of the university’s finances

New housing will ease the rental squeeze for some

New housing will ease the rental squeeze for some

The University is bulking up on beds, but not everyone will be able to afford one, reports Max Chalmers

USU elects new Executive

USU elects new Executive

The USU has a new President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.

USU Executive may be decided by unelected Director and/or hat

USU Executive may be decided by unelected Director and/or hat

The vote of Senate-appointed Board Director may leave Directors’ fortunes to chance

Woroni in hot water after Islamic satire

Woroni in hot water after Islamic satire

A picture is worth a thousand words, and the threat of expulsion, discovered Max Chalmers

Four legs death, two legs medicine

Four legs death, two legs medicine

For the majority of USYD students, the most significant moral calculation we will undertake in the course of our study is whether or not to lie about the word count on our mid-semester essay. Rosemary Mulway, however, is regularly compelled to reflect on much more serious matters. This year, her Honours year, she has embarked […]

Police arrest 11 at strike

Police arrest 11 at strike

Nick Rowbotham reports on police presence at the NTEU’s fifth day of industrial action

Tip of the hat, wag of the finger

Tip of the hat, wag of the finger

Riordan Lee explores racism in the Australian Football League

Cops off campus rally descends on VC’s office

Cops off campus rally descends on VC’s office

Hannah Ryan reports on last week’s rally against police violence

Unigate Week 12 – Elections, elections and postgrad spaces

Unigate Week 12 – Elections, elections and postgrad spaces

All the rumours, hearsay, and downright slander from the world of student politics and culture

Huge USU election ends in wet climax

Huge USU election ends in wet climax

Lane Sainty wraps up the Union Board election

Nick Riemer: Speech from Cops off Campus Snap Action May 23

Nick Riemer: Speech from Cops off Campus Snap Action May 23

Nick Riemer is a Branch Committee Member of the NTEU and a member of staff in the English Department. He delivered this speech at the cops off campus rally at Sydney University on May 23 2013.

IDAHOT comes to Sydney Uni

IDAHOT comes to Sydney Uni

Georgia Kriz had a Gaytime

Michael Spence’s response to the SRC Executive’s open letter on police violence

Michael Spence’s response to the SRC Executive’s open letter on police violence

Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence responds to the SRC Executive’s request to keep police off campus.

USU consults members

USU consults members

John Gooding reports on the USU’s most recent members meeting

UniGate Week 11 – New alliances, charitable sexism, allegations and complaints

UniGate Week 11 – New alliances, charitable sexism, allegations and complaints

All the rumours, hearsay, and downright slander from the world of student politics and culture.

LifeChoice “educational” pamphlet debunked

LifeChoice “educational” pamphlet debunked

Harry Stratton reads between the lines.

Spence denies collaboration with police at strike

Spence denies collaboration with police at strike

Hannah Ryan reports on last week’s strike.

‘Pranking Tharunka’ assignment cancelled

‘Pranking Tharunka’ assignment cancelled

Sean O’Grady reports on the end of the infamous pranking Tharunka assignment.

Open letter to Michael Spence

Open letter to Michael Spence

The SRC Executive has written an open letter to Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence about police on campus

Obituary: Ralph Panebianco

Obituary: Ralph Panebianco

Vale Ralph Panebianco.

Police clash with protesters at USYD strike

Yesterday’s strike at USYD, the fourth day of industrial action so far this semester, has given rise to claims of police brutality and questions over the University’s involvement in inviting riot police on campus.

My wonderful day

My wonderful day

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ASSAULT. Tom Raue recounts his experiences with police at the strike on May 14.

The write-up: this year’s Union Board Candidates

Here, we profile the fifteen candidates running for Union Board this year, and the one who mysteriously isn’t.

Staff vote to strike again

Staff vote to strike again

Max Chalmers reports on developments in the industrial dispute between USYD staff and management

Unigate Week 8: Truth, justice, and meeting attendance

Unigate Week 8: Truth, justice, and meeting attendance

Board meeting: What is truth, what is justice? The final USU Board meeting of the current Board (prior to the Board election on May 22) was held last Friday. Foremost on the agenda was a policy motion written by Board Director Tom Raue that aims to develop an ethical investment strategy for the Union. Currently, […]

EasyWay smashed and robbed

EasyWay smashed and robbed

There’s no EasyWay out for tea lovers, as Mariana Podesta-Diverio discovers

University backflips on Dalai Lama visit

University backflips on Dalai Lama visit

Lucia Osborne-Crowley reports on the University’s sudden change of heart

UniGate Week 7

UniGate Week 7

Board candidates announced and racism in WA student paper

USU money brings the candidates to the yard

USU money brings the candidates to the yard

Efforts are being made to ensure the bumper crop of USU candidates do not break spending regulations

University of Sydney to lose fifty million in funding

University of Sydney to lose fifty million in funding

Stephen Garton spoke to Max Chalmers about what the Gonski reforms mean for the University of Sydney.

MAHsoc: new mental awareness and health society on campus

MAHsoc: new mental awareness and health society on campus

It’s customary, when writing an article about mental health, to start by bombarding the reader with stats like 45% of Australians will suffer some sort of mental health difficulty within their lifetime or that only one third of these people choose to seek professional help. But that’s a bit dull. Everyone knows what a big […]

SRC backs Israel boycott

SRC backs Israel boycott

An SRC meeting failed to bring about world peace but succeeded in upsetting everybody in the room, writes Max Chalmers.

Indigenous students: don’t go to Indigenous festival

Indigenous students: don’t go to Indigenous festival

This year’s Indigenous festival has been undermined by a lack of consultation with Indigenous students, reports Madeleine King

Largest beneficiary of SSAF gives scholarships to non-USYD students

Largest beneficiary of SSAF gives scholarships to non-USYD students

Mariana Podesta-Diverio investigates SUSF’s questionable use of student money.

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