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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

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

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) […]

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

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

“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

Cumberland students lose out on SSAF

Cumberland students  lose out on SSAF

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

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

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 […]

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

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

Wailing Wall: God and graffiti

Wailing Wall: God and graffiti

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

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.

“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

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

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

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.

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.

Unigate Week 5- Resignations, Senate rep forced out of USU, and more splits in Labor

Unigate Week 5-  Resignations, Senate rep forced out of USU, and more splits in Labor

SUPRA President resigns The Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) has announced that its President, Angelus Morningstar, resigned on Thursday March 28 after a “long and sustained” discussion at the Council meeting. When pressed on the matter, Morningstar explained that he had breached financial regulations. However, as the discussion was ‘in camera’, that is, closed […]

UniGate: S1 W4 2013

UniGate: S1 W4 2013

A new Board candidate emerges, an offensive USU stall, and an angry phone call from the St John’s Rector. It’s all in this week’s UniGate

Raytheon missile sales funding USSC

Raytheon missile sales funding USSC

Never heard of Raytheon before? They’d probably prefer it that way. They are the world’s largest producer of guided missiles and of the largest sponsors of the United States Studies Centre (USSC), by way of its US-Australian alliance research project, Alliance 21.

College rejects queer group brochure

College rejects queer group brochure

Georgia Kriz investigates the growing tension between colleges and their LGBTIQ residents

NTEU to strike for 48 hours

NTEU to strike for 48 hours

Nick Rowbotham updates you on the NTEU’s latest industrial action

UniGate: S1 W3 2013

UniGate: S1 W3 2013

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

Robots, lasers and USYD students

Robots, lasers and USYD students

Ben Brooks reports on USYD’s entry in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition

A new menace on campus

A new menace on campus

A different kind of WASP is now attending USYD

UniGate: S1 W2 2013

UniGate: S1 W2 2013

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

UniGate: S1 W1 2013

UniGate: S1 W1 2013

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

University presents a new type of chancellor

University presents a new type of chancellor

What does the rise of Belinda Hutchinson mean for the University of Sydney?

Academics Vote to Strike in 2013

Academics Vote to Strike in 2013

  As students enrol in a fresh batch of courses for 2013, University staff and management continue to play out the battles of 2012.  Max Chalmers reports. University of Sydney students may find themselves arriving at empty lecture halls in week one of 2013.  Academics are set to walk off the job in March next […]

SUPRA councillor resigns, alleges “corruption and criminal activity”

SUPRA councillor resigns, alleges “corruption and criminal activity”

A resignation letter seen by Honi Soit contains unsubstantiated accusations which have caused a stir on the postgraduate council, reports Michael Koziol.

Students claim win in Koori Centre backdown

Students claim win in Koori Centre backdown

Support staff will remain at the Centre for two days per week after students negotiate with Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Michael Koziol reports

Pressure on as SSAF deadline nears

Pressure on as SSAF deadline nears

A deal is close to being struck, reports Michael Koziol.

The market rate is too damn high

The market rate is too damn high

Max Chalmers looks at the bigger picture behind the SUV rent increase.

Sydney University finalist in Dance Your PhD competition

Sydney University finalist in Dance Your PhD competition

Connie Ye still cries because of her stage mum

Fostering student ideas with Incubate

Fostering student ideas with Incubate

Students are hatching entrepreneurial plans, writes Erin Rooney

A fond, fuddled farewell to the SRC

A fond, fuddled farewell to the SRC

Michael Koziol reflects the morning after the last hurrah

Sydney University to launch new Disability Action Plan

Sydney University to launch new Disability Action Plan

There is still a need to change attitudes toward disabled students, writes Alisha Aitken-Radburn

SUV rental jumps again to $256.80

SUV rental jumps again to $256.80

Price hikes at Sydney University Village have set campaigners into battle against a lack of affordable student housing, writes Ada Lee

Reflections from the polling booth

Reflections from the polling booth

Kitty-Jean Laginha gets a kick out of exercising her democratic rights

USYD1001: what the hell is the University of Sydney Senate, anyway?

USYD1001: what the hell is the University of Sydney Senate, anyway?

By now, your new undergraduate and postgraduate Fellows of Senate have been elected. For the majority of the student population, this is just another election. But the Senate is a powerful body, and its composition has far-reaching consequences for your life as a Sydney University student. Let Honi Soit put your silent ignorance at dinner parties to an end with this bluffer’s guide for the time poor and bewildered.

When a college outgrows a senate

When a college outgrows a senate

William Harris thinks St Paul’s College could teach the government a thing or two about fairness and equality.

Small Government Society IGM leads to Union Board infighting

Small Government Society IGM leads to Union Board infighting

Kira Spucys-Tahar attended this farcical meeting so you didn’t have to.

The Cool Makers of Manning

The Cool Makers of Manning

Studying for a PhD in Chemistry, and in his eighth year at Sydney Uni, Jehan Kanga reflects on the changes at Manning Bar.

Glass Warfare

Glass Warfare

The New Law building faced a sticky situation last week when ‘anarchists’ papered over its glass walls with secular signs and posters, in protest against the University of Sydney Union’s funding of Interfaith Week. Photo Credits – Connie Ye

Chancellor’s Committee Book Fest

Chancellor’s Committee Book Fest

Anna Grummitt indulged her inner bookworm among the stacks of classics

USU Board censures Tom Raue

USU Board censures Tom Raue

USU Director Tom Raue will have to watch his back after the Board passed a motion of censure against him, reports Adam Chalmers.

Best foot forward: Open Day puts the PR machine in overdrive

Best foot forward: Open Day puts the PR machine in overdrive

Flora Grant was overwhelmed by all the balloons.

Setting the bar higher: a new Manning?

Setting the bar higher: a new Manning?

The iconic building is due for major changes, writes Michael Koziol.

Keeping the faith: is Interfaith Week “a slap in the face to secularism”?

Keeping the faith: is Interfaith Week  “a slap in the face to secularism”?

The religious festival has its detractors, but the university’s chaplains have backed this year’s inclusive approach, reports Cale Hubble.

Pro-choice society remains in utero

Pro-choice society remains in utero

LifeChoice opponents fail for now, reports Phoebe Moloney

Snowball fails to gather momentum

Snowball fails to gather momentum

The annual University of Sydney Union party received a frosty reception, writes Kira Spucys-Tahar.

Sydney University’s Muslim society holds annual Iftar dinner

Nathan McDonnell became part of a vibrant community experience

Board questions Queerspace autonomy [updated]

Board questions Queerspace autonomy [updated]

The USU will discuss the future of the space, reports Michael Koziol.

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