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An end to the strikes?

An end to the strikes?

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

Katter the mad hatter

Katter the mad hatter

Georgia Behrens reports on a controversial speech by Bob Katter

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 […]

Where your money went: SSAF

Where your money went: SSAF

Cameron Caccamo explains changes to funding for student organisations

No discount housing for Indigenous students

No discount housing for Indigenous students

The redevelopment of The Block has its winners and its losers, but how will Indigenous Students fare?

USYD strike: the whole story

USYD strike: the whole story

A complete summary of the 48 hour USYD strike

FIRST PERSON: Rolling in the derby

FIRST PERSON: Rolling in the derby

Photo: Richard Rayment If you had asked me a year ago, I would have said that roller derby wasn’t my thing. It wasn’t the aggressive nature of the sport that turned me off, nor the high risk of injury. It’s just that I’m obviously not cool enough to be a sassy, confident ‘derby girl’. Derby […]

Twitter in tutorials

Twitter in tutorials

Bernadette Anvia prefers comments that are longer than 140 characters.

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

No discount housing for Indigenous students

No discount housing for Indigenous students

The student housing to be built on The Block site in Redfern will prove too expensive for many students.

A political paradigm shifts as NLS splits

A political paradigm shifts as NLS splits

While the federal leadership lurches, big changes are happening within Labor here on campus.

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

Arts vs Science: Interfaculty Sport edition

Arts vs Science: Interfaculty Sport edition

Josh Tassell encourages SciSoc and SASS Sports Executives to give 110%

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 walk to remember

A walk to remember

Lane Sainty reviews the daily trek from Redfern Station.

Fiction, capitalism, and being a winner

Fiction, capitalism, and being a winner

Caitlin Still takes a look at the myth behind the competitive nature of sport. Does the emphasis on winning in our sporting culture force competitors to take drugs?

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

Strike (kind of) shuts down University

Strike (kind of) shuts down University

Samantha Jonscher explains what went down last Thursday

UniGate: S1 W1 2013

UniGate: S1 W1 2013

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

Boot camp

Ben Brooks reports on members of the Defense Force marching in the Mardi Gras

New library system treads fine line

New library system treads fine line

Hannah Ryan explains why losers shouldn’t borrow books

USU to supply Access Cards to Indigenous and low SES students

The University and USU have agreed to provide Access cards to those in need, writes Johnathan Mimo.

NUS: Power without glory

NUS: Power without glory

Rafi Alam ran from the National Conference with flailing arms

La Trobe activists face expulsion

La Trobe activists face expulsion

Three Victorian students are facing a secret trial, reports Tom Raue

Staff set to strike in week one

Staff set to strike in week one

The speculation is over and the date is confirmed. Academics will walk off the job next week.

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?

Obituary for John Nowakowski

Obituary for John Nowakowski

A poem by Timothy Scriven to remember John Nowakowski.

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 […]

Lying to Lateline and other college pranks

Lying to Lateline and other college pranks

Eleanor Gordon-Smith pens at open letter to Sydney University’s colleges.

Plibersek moves to fix internship crisis

Plibersek moves to fix internship crisis

A breakthrough in the medical internship crisis could be imminent, reports Natasha Gillezeau.

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

USU’s new coffee supplier not “fair trade” but socially responsible

USU’s new coffee supplier not “fair trade” but socially responsible

Kira Spucys-Tahar gets her caffeine hit from ethical sources.

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.

Mapping Sexual Health Services

Mapping Sexual Health Services

A new project is tackling the stigma of STDs, writes Rafi Alam.

State of the union

State of the union

Richard Withers wonders where this crop of Wallabies is going wrong

Rugby league’s culture must change

Rugby league’s culture must change

Michael Coutts pens an open letter to the Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission

Glamourising health services outback

You can’t take the country out of Hannah Bruce

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

A new maestro for the Conservatorium

A new maestro for the Conservatorium

Rosie Marks-Smith and Paul Meo make music with Dr Karl Kramer

Progressive coalition trumps Indies

Progressive coalition trumps Indies

This was the left’s year to dominate, writes Paul Ellis

The joy of gardening

The joy of gardening

Alexander Peters wants Sydney students to get green thumbs

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.

An education in homophobia for players and fans alike

An education in homophobia for players and fans alike

Lane Sainty isn’t convinced that there are no gay players in the AFL

No rainbow card for football players

No rainbow card for football players

Precious few of our athletes are choosing to make their sexuality public, writes Thomas Poberezny-Lynch.

Union Board to review Queerspace

Union Board to review Queerspace

The autonomy issue surrounding the Holme Building Queerspace just won’t go away, reports Lane Sainty.

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.

Liberal Club in damage control as Jones apologises

Liberal Club in damage control as Jones apologises

Alan Jones is a good friend of SULC President Alex Dore, and endorsed his unsuccessful preselection for the seat of Reid, reports Michael Koziol.

GF 2012 Preview: Sydney Vs. Hawthorn

GF 2012 Preview: Sydney Vs. Hawthorn

Richard Withers dissects the key issues ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Final between Sydney and Hawthorn

The running of the cheese

The running of the cheese

Bryant Apolonio is potentially too wise to play this sport

The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Honi Soit is produced just metres from the wall Tony Abbott is said to have ‘punched’ at the end of a brutal 1977 SRC election campaign. With the history of these rooms now the subject of national news, Michael Koziol took the opportunity to dig through the archives.

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.

Patriotic Paralympians

Patriotic Paralympians

Sydney athletes are performing strongly in London, reports Kira Spucys-Tahar

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

Work & Organisation Society hosts Equal Pay Day panel

Work & Organisation Society hosts Equal Pay Day panel

Our egalitarian society is not reflected in working women’s pay, writes Nick Sunderland

Waratahs’ back looks to the future

Waratahs’ back looks to the future

Richard Withers talks with Sydney University’s Bernard Foley about his rugby sevens career and breakout season with the Waratahs

Is there a worse sport?

Is there a worse sport?

Lane Sainty will never ferret a leg or leg a ferret

A note from the NUS President

A note from the NUS President

Donherra Walmsley defends the National Union of Students

Chancellor’s Committee Book Fest

Chancellor’s Committee Book Fest

Anna Grummitt indulged her inner bookworm among the stacks of classics

Time to crucify Lance?

Time to crucify Lance?

Is the white flag an admission of guilt, asks Madeleine King

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.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr to speak at Sydney Uni: exclusive extract

Foreign Minister Bob Carr to speak at Sydney Uni: exclusive extract

What is Australia’s place in the Asian Century, asks Senator Bob Carr.

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.

Battle of the species: a marathon with a difference

Battle of the species: a marathon with a difference

Lane Sainty will probably never run a marathon of any kind

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.

UniGames netball: booze and bonding

UniGames netball: booze and bonding

Bebe D’Souza couldn’t help but screen-grab this one

Pro-choice society remains in utero

Pro-choice society remains in utero

LifeChoice opponents fail for now, reports Phoebe Moloney

Former Foreign Minister takes tough questions from students

Former Foreign Minister takes tough questions from students

Max Chalmers attended the bi-annual Hedley Bull Memorial lecture

Fulbright chairman at LGBT forum

Fulbright chairman at LGBT forum

Dan Zwi reports

Two strikes and you’re out

Two strikes and you’re out

There’s a vast grey area surrounding bans on performance enhancing drugs. Arghya Gupta looks into the controversial policies our athletes must abide by

Royal Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football

Lane Sainty discovers a sport for the masses

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

Who’s next? Australian Olympians have been made to feel their pain

Who’s next? Australian Olympians have been made to feel their pain

Whether hounding Stephanie Rice or shaming James Magnussen, the judgemental tendencies of the Australian media do our athletes no favours, writes Samantha Wright

Board questions Queerspace autonomy [updated]

Board questions Queerspace autonomy [updated]

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

Silver linings in London

Silver linings in London

Sydney University Olympians are shining, reports Kira Spucys-Tahar

A happier union: USU and university work together again

A happier union: USU and university work together again

Adam Chalmers talks to USU President Astha Rajvanshi about repairing the relationship with Spence

Koori Centre under threat

Koori Centre under threat

Changes to student support need student consultation, writes Laura Murphy-Oates

Eureka! Sydney Uni’s got talent

Eureka! Sydney Uni’s got talent

Seven academics in science and information technology are shortlisted for the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, reports Connie Ye

Road Test: spots to park your bike on campus

Road Test: spots to park your bike on campus

All bike racks are equal, but some are more equal than others, finds Mariana Podesta-Diverio

A tireless athlete secures his first Tour win

A tireless athlete secures his first Tour win

Can Team Sky do it again next year? Matt Withers watched as the peloton descended on Paris

International student numbers on the rise

International student numbers on the rise

Lucrative international students are a cash cow for universities, but our budget for reaching them has been shrunk. Michael Koziol reports.

Toy time at the Nicholson Museum

Toy time at the Nicholson Museum

Max Chalmers discovered that LEGO Rome wasn’t built in a day either.

Don’t be incremental, be bold, planners tell government

Don’t be incremental, be bold, planners tell government

Some of the world’s biggest brains in urban planning had a strong message for our local and state authorities, reports Michael Koziol.

Road Test: spots to park your bike on campus

Road Test: spots to park your bike on campus

All bike racks are equal, but some are more equal than others, finds Mariana Podesta-Diverio.

Accusations of murder may have been sparked by debt

Six students await news of their fate, reports Jack Nairn.

Just briefly

Vale Anne Dunn Anne Dunn, former Chair of the Department of Media and Communications, Pro-Dean and Acting Dean of the Arts Faculty passed away at the beginning of July, surrounded by her family and friends. Energetic, witty, dignified and caring, Anne was highly respected for her work in journalism and public broadcasting, and widely loved […]

The future demands more education spending: Spence

The future demands more education spending: Spence

The Vice-Chancellor took shadow education minister Christopher Pyne to task over historically low tertiary education spending, reports James O’Doherty.

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