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Gender Police

Gender Police

Steph Abi-Hanna, Genie Kim and Eleanor Barz were witness to transphobia in women’s bathrooms on campus, and explain why it’s unacceptable.

A Knightess of a night

A Knightess of a night

Phoebe Moloney previews the Women’s Collective’s annual performance night

Sydney Uni comedians not all that funny

Sydney Uni comedians not all that funny

Comics stepped over the line, writes Rebecca Wong.

LifeChoice misses the bigger picture

LifeChoice misses the bigger picture

Ellen O’Brien looks at the choices facing student parents.

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.

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.

“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.

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

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.

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

Forgive me, Facebook, for I have sinned

Forgive me, Facebook, for I have sinned

Alexandra Christie explores the Post Secret fad that is taking over the university sphere.

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.

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.

“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.

Local bordello met with mixed reviews

Local bordello met with mixed reviews

Behind a drab exterior lies what will soon be one of the largest brothels in Australia – and it’s just a stone’s throw away, write Laura Hanlon and Zoe Morse.

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.

Preview: Nocturne

Preview: Nocturne

Virat Nehru went to Nocturne and was enthralled. And seduced.

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.

Campus feminism faces radical rethink of priorities

Campus feminism faces radical rethink of priorities

When women’s issues are played out via Clubs & Societies, how do we know progress when we see it, asks Connie Ye.

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.

Accusations of murder may have been sparked by debt

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

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.

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.

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.

Women’s welcomes hard knocks choir

Women’s welcomes hard knocks choir

A bittersweet symphony comes to college, writes Erin Rooney.

Uninspiring candidates – we’ve seen it all before

Uninspiring candidates – we’ve seen it all before

There is a distinct lack of original policy in this USU board election campaign, writes Cameron Caccamo.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

Academics hit back: “the VC should resign”

Academics hit back: “the VC should resign”

Max Chalmers reports on the backlash against staff cuts.

A Corporation By Any Other Name

A Corporation By Any Other Name

‘It is clear that staff and students must look beyond any idealized perceptions of the ‘University’ to the purpose of the university as a business’, writes Catrina Yu.

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.

Profile: USU President Sibella Matthews

Profile: USU President Sibella Matthews

Few multi-million dollar businesses would trust students to manage their operation. Fewer still would let students fill their board of directors. But the University of Sydney Union is a business like few others. It manages all clubs, bars, shops, festivals and entertainment held at USyd; it fights a constant struggle for solvency in the wake […]

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” […]