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Old and New at St Kilda Festival’s 40th

The St Kilda Festival, showcasing Australian artists, returns tomorrow, on the 9th of February for its 40th anniversary with over 60 acts, including special guests ICEHOUSE, Kylie Auldist and DJ Hot Dub Time Machine. Australian rock group ICEHOUSE performed at the first St Kilda Festival in 1980 and went on to become “one of the […]

8 February 2020
Climate Protest Goes Ahead Despite Criticism From Authorities

Thousands of Melburnians gathered at the State Library on Friday to demand immediate climate action.  Despite persistent rain, protestors filled the steps of the library and overflowed onto Swanston Street and La Trobe Street, before marching through the city. Around 30,000 people attended the march according to organisers Uni Students for Climate Justice. The student […]

12 January 2020
Petitions, Protests and Sex Based Events

An event held at the University of Melbourne on August 8 sparked protests from students and staff amid fears that it would promote anti-trans ideas and make the University unsafe for transgender people.

24 September 2019
Milam v University of Melbourne

Botched management of alleged misconduct by a recently- appointed Head of School has forced the University of Melbourne into a legal battle in the Australian Federal Court.

Appointed in April 2017, Professor Jennifer Milam, an art historian, took up her term as Head of the School of Culture and Communication on 1 January, 2018, but was suspended with full pay in late January this year following two colleagues’ allegations of academic misconduct.

17 June 2019
University of Melbourne Introduces Anonymous Register

Content warning: mentions of sexual harassment, sexual assaultIn March 2019, the University of Melbourne introduced an anonymous register. This platform allows students, staff, alumni or visitors to report any inappropriate behaviour on campus to The University without having to make an official complaint, or formally identifying themselves. This change could make it easier and less distressing for victims of assault and harassment to come forward.

13 June 2019
Fresh Canvas

Around 100 subjects from several faculties will trial a new Learning Management System (LMS) from Semester 2 this year.

5 June 2019
Vegie Patch Shutdown

Union House’s popular sandwich store ‘Vegie Patch’, amongst other stores, has closed down over the summer to the disappointment of many students.

3 April 2019
See Ya Later Duldig

Paul Duldig has left his position as the Head of University Services, which he had held since 2014.

HELP!

University students supported by Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) will start paying back their loans earlier than before.

4 March 2019
The Co-op Stand-off

Inside the Co-op Bookshop’s AGM

15 May 2017
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