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An Education: let’s talk about teacher training at Sydney Uni

An Education: let’s talk about teacher training at Sydney Uni

“While learning what to do in the classroom, we were being shown what not to do from the university”. Last night’s episode of Q&A was only the beginning of the discussion we have to have, writes education student Cameron Caccamo.

Finally, we can sleep again: the end of le Tour

Finally, we can sleep again: the end of le Tour

Honi’s resident cycling-tsar Arghya Gupta burned the midnight oil keeping tabs on the world’s most famous bike race: the Tour de France.

Uplifting Redfern

Uplifting Redfern

This week marks the end of a month-long campaign by the group Lift Redfern to present a signed petition to the State government to make equitable access to Redfern railway station a priority. The petition needs 10,000 or more signatures in order to be tabled to force debate in New South Wales state parliament.  Last […]

Lukewarm reception to MyUniversity website release

Lukewarm reception to MyUniversity website release

The government’s aim for transparent tertiary education has attracted a cautious optimism, writes Adam Chalmers.

ICAC alleges corruption by former university staff

ICAC alleges corruption by former university staff

Not all is kosher in the ICT department, writes Madeleine King

Trouble in the sandstone citadel

Trouble in the sandstone citadel

Kira Spucys-Tahar searches for answers at St John’s College

Reputation rising

Reputation rising

Connie Ye on the latest international university rankings.

Learning Hubs to Ease the Squeeze

Learning Hubs to Ease the Squeeze

Joseph Wang dives into the digital revolution as Sydney University opens new learning hubs.

Sydney students off to London

Sydney students off to London

University sports stars are hitting new highs, writes Kira Spucys Tahar.

Architecture faculty lights up Vivid Sydney

Architecture faculty lights up Vivid Sydney

Kira Spucys-Tahar and David Gunther trip the light fantastic at the Vivid Light festival in Sydney.

USU Board approves pro-life society

USU Board approves pro-life society

Adam Chalmers reports on the new club – LifeChoices Sydney – which has student politics in a spin.

USU Election Inspection

USU Election Inspection

By the time you pick up this week’s Honi, it’s already election day. If you haven’t already voted, think about this before you fill in the ballot. Don’t vote for people based on policy. Don’t judge a candidate by how much you want their policies to be fulfilled; vote for them based on the principles […]

Reconciliation Week: Uniting society

Reconciliation Week: Uniting society

Cultural awareness is the key, writes Rochelle Diver

Women’s welcomes hard knocks choir

Women’s welcomes hard knocks choir

A bittersweet symphony comes to college, writes Erin Rooney.

Chess and Boxing: A match made in heaven?

Chess and Boxing: A match made in heaven?

Upon hearing the phrase ‘chessboxing’, a small number of people may be reminded of ‘Da Mystery of Chessboxin’, a 1992 song by the Wu Tang Clan. A much larger number of people would simply be confused. However, there are a select few who would immediately associate ‘chessboxing’ with an exciting, fast-moving sport; a dark underworld […]

USU Elections: Voter Infographic

USU Elections: Voter Infographic

Honi Soit’s 2012 USU Election infographic. In conjunction with StatSoc.

Chelsea’s crown, England’s reputation

Chelsea’s crown, England’s reputation

Easily lie the heads that will wear this crown, reports Richard Withers

A true statesman shines at St Paul’s

A true statesman shines at St Paul’s

He may be leaving Canberra, but Bob Brown has his sights set on the globe, writes Michael Koziol.

On Staff Cuts, The University Responds

On Staff Cuts, The University Responds

After student rallies which made national headlines, Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and Director of Corporate Media Relations Andrew Potter justify the necessity of budget cuts.

On Sunnis and Shi’ites

On Sunnis and Shi’ites

It’s always Sunni in Baghdad, except for when it’s Shi’ite, writes Cale Hubble

Goodes holds a place among the greats

Goodes holds a place among the greats

This has been a journey worth reliving, writes Richard Withers.

Notes on a SUPRA Scandal

Notes on a SUPRA Scandal

The first contested SUPRA election in six years will take place in late May. As Kira Spucys-Tahar found, there is no shortage of intrigue and impropriety among the grown-ups either.

Hipsters in lycra

Hipsters in lycra

Melbourne is famous for its trackstands, gear ratios and no brakes, writes James O’Doherty.

Fighting the perils of fitness

Fighting the perils of fitness

Michael Coutts encourages you to stay on the couch

Boom or bust for struggling clubs?

Boom or bust for struggling clubs?

Michael Coutts wonders whether billionaires are creating as many problems as they solve.

A thousand voices denounce staff cuts

A thousand voices denounce staff cuts

Around 1300 students gathered in support of Sydney University staff facing the axe. Honi Soit’s James O’Doherty reports on a momentum-shifting march.

Journalism, the toothless tiger: when censorship strikes

Journalism, the toothless tiger: when censorship strikes

What are we to do? Journalists are expected to break news and uncover scandals. Yet a step too far and our efforts are stymied. James O’Doherty asks whether censorship is ever the answer

ICAC alleges corruption by former university staff

ICAC alleges corruption by former university staff

Not all is kosher in the ICT department, writes Madeleine King.

Run out: the Australian summer of cricket has taken its toll

Run out: the Australian summer of cricket has taken its toll

Fabian Di Lizia isn’t bowled over by Cricket Australia’s administration.

Formula for change

Formula for change

Kira Spucys-Tahar discusses the increased presence of women in Motorsport.

Iron Man vs. Ironing Man

Iron Man vs. Ironing Man

Lane Sainty explores an extreme sport that should probably feature at the London Olympics.

NTEU takes the next step

NTEU takes the next step

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has taken the University of Sydney to Fair Work Australia over the decision to cut more than one hundred academic staff. The University has been asked to stop the job cuts process until the case is heard. If the hearing is successful, the University of Sydney may have to […]

State of Play: Turmoil in the English Premier League

State of Play: Turmoil in the English Premier League

Paul Ellis worries about how scandalous football in England has become

Academics hit back: “the VC should resign”

Academics hit back: “the VC should resign”

Max Chalmers reports on the backlash against staff cuts.

Palmer’s Personal Possé

Palmer’s Personal Possé

Richard Withers only likes it when Russian billionaires buy clubs

A Different Kind of White-Wash

A Different Kind of White-Wash

Michael Coutts talks loyalties

NSW Blues Vs. Kirribilli Crusaders

NSW Blues Vs. Kirribilli Crusaders

Richard Withers achieved his dream of free admission to the SCG

University Trims the Fat as Academics Face the Axe

University Trims the Fat as Academics Face the Axe

Max Chalmers investigates why your lecturers might be missing.

USyd to quit smoking?

USyd to quit smoking?

The University of Sydney is discussing a proposal to turn the entire campus into a smoking-free zone. Rumours to this extent have been circulating for quite some time, but Honi Soit can now confirm that the USYD senate is seriously considering a blanket ban on smoking within campus which is “very likely to go ahead” […]

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