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A statement from the 2013 Editors of Honi Soit on the USU Board’s plan to expel Tom Raue

A few weeks ago, we published an article about collaboration between police and the University at this year’s strikes. That article included a sentence from a confidential USU report. The sentence was something a USU staff member recalled a police officer saying. It was leaked to us by Tom Raue, the USU’s Vice President. As […]

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

Don’t be afraid to tax and spend

Don’t be afraid to tax and spend

There is a connection between corporate universities, the Labor government, and the Dalai Lama, argues Angus Reoch

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.

Chinese whispers: the Dalai Lama and Sydney University

Chinese whispers: the Dalai Lama and Sydney University

“Education Matters” was the proposed name of a speech to be given by the Dalai Lama on the importance of learning to Sydney University students on campus this June. The irony is that in light of recent events, critics are now saying the University administration is more interested in business matters than education matters. A […]

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.

The right reason to hate college

The right reason to hate college

Issues of sexism aside, it’s the inequality embraced by the colleges that we should condemn the loudest. A former colleges student explains why she is angry

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.

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.

Structural problems in architecture faculty

Structural problems in architecture faculty

In late February, the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Planning abandoned a promise made to students to maintain the number of scheduled class contact hours in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture.

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.

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.

From child-star to Fellow of Senate

From child-star to Fellow of Senate

Kira Spucys-Tahar meets the new undergraduate Fellow of Senate, Patrick Massarani, and charts his Reagan-like trajectory

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

“Foolish and Lucky”

“Foolish and Lucky”

A combination of hard work and pure chance brought Annamarie Jagose to the University of Sydney, writes 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.

Being Marie Bashir

Being Marie Bashir

On the eve of her retirement as Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Kira Spucys-Tahar sat down with the Governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir.

Getting to know your EO

Getting to know your EO

Connie Ye sat down with veteran SRC Electorial Officer Paulene Graham.

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.

FIGHT CLUB: the United States Studies Centre

FIGHT CLUB: the United States Studies Centre

The United States Studies Centre is the premier department in the country for American studies. But its teaching style and course structure don’t please everyone. Lane Sainty and Angus Reoch fight it out.

Down The Drain: Financial Mismanagement at Sydney University

Down The Drain: Financial Mismanagement at Sydney University

Financial mismanagement, shady contracts, and executive salaries led to the purging of academic staff, reports Madeleine King.

Next stop Sydney Uni: food trucks find their way to Victoria Park

Next stop Sydney Uni: food trucks find their way to Victoria Park

Sydney’s latest dining innovation is a small-scale success, but it could all be hampered by endless red tape, writes Michael Koziol.

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.

Sydney students off to London

Sydney students off to London

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

Sydney University harnesses the sun’s energy

Sydney University harnesses the sun’s energy

Hushed away in their labs, our resident physicists are up to something, investigates Darcy Gray.

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.

Student activism: Paris ’68 to Sydney ‘12

Student activism: Paris ’68 to Sydney ‘12

The wind is back in the sails of the protest movement. Tim Scriven and Morgan Gardiner look at student activism around the world, in Australia and at the University of Sydney.

Women’s welcomes hard knocks choir

Women’s welcomes hard knocks choir

A bittersweet symphony comes to college, writes Erin Rooney.

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.

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.

Science gets down and dirty

Science gets down and dirty

James O’Doherty soils himself in the search for carbon storage.

An Education Revolution?

An Education Revolution?

In the battle to absolve the national crisis of education inequality, Tech for Australia picks our best and brightest graduates and sends them to the most disadvantaged schools. There’s just one thing – they’re not teachers. Edwin Zorilla looks at a program that divides as much as it conquers.

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 […]

Money Changes Everything

Money Changes Everything

While universities are required to consult student organisations about how the Student Services and Amenities Fee should be spent, they have no obligation to pass any of it on to student unions, councils, or other organisations. Adam Chalmers investigates where your money might end up, amid ongoing tension between the student union and the university.