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Interview with Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs

By Natalie Sekulovska Get the low down on trimesters, the Respect. Now. Always. campaign, and UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. UNSW is proposing to introduce a new academic calendar, in the form of trimesters. What’s the idea behind adopting this new structure? We’ve consulted with a large number of students and staff, and the …

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Going outside & learning from past mistakes: trouble in the Namoi

By Breana Macpherson-Rice This mid-semester break, I didn’t expect to find myself in the boardroom of a coal mining company, throwing curly questions at their chief ecologist and soil scientist over a platter of sandwiches. As we tucked into a classic egg-and-lettuce and engaged in some jovial-but-sinister banter about what …

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LGBTI Rights Campaigning Around the World: Then and Now

By Aisiling Canavan and Gabriel Hanrahan-Lawrence 1898 The first speech for gay rights in parliament was given by German socialist August Bebel on January 13th 1898, calling on the Reichstag to remove Paragraph 175, which criminalised sodomy. Though Bebel’s speech may seem lackluster by today’s standards, it was in fact …

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Student Disability Office Breaches Student Privacy

By Cameron Cripps-Kennedy  Late last month, UNSW’s Student Disability Office disregarded the need for student anonymity and privacy by sending the email addresses – and therefore the names or student numbers – of 324 students in a group email. Basic email etiquette would entail listing recipients in the BCC (Blind …

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