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A lecture on lectures

Early in our interview, Professor Stilwell muses, “Good teachers can determine the trajectories of [our] lives.” Stacks of manila folders occupy his impressive wooden desk. These pillars stand as monuments to a lifetime of research. It’s a weighty – if not ironic – statement, given the growing malaise towards traditional educational models. Universities have long…

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Walking off the job…

It has been almost a decade since members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) last went on strike at Sydney University. In 2009, the NTEU threatened to strike on two occasions, only to cancel strike action at the eleventh hour when the University’s administration agreed to back down on proposed changes to pay and…

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The year that was…

They say hindsight is 20/20. Honi asked a number of Australia’s news makers for their take on the events of the past twelve months.

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God vs. Gays

The likes of Jim Wallace do not speak for the queer religious community, writes Curtis Dickson, while a silent revolution has begun to purge homophobia from the Middle East, writes Fahad Ali.

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Divided They Fall

Australian politics is broken, but will true progressives heed the call and form a new party? Something’s gotta give, writes Felix Donovan.

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Bitcoins

The end of fiat currency, or just another nerd fad, ask Rafi Alam and Mason McCann.

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Polar peril

They’re the terrifying hybrid of polar and grizzly bears, ‘Grolar’ bears are growing in number, and they’re on the move. William Haines finds out what happens when the animal kingdom adapts to global warming.