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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
Cadmus, Again

Cadmus, a Google Docs style software designed to target plagiarism, is undergoing further trials at the University of Melbourne this semester.

Bad Banks

The University of Melbourne Student Union’s (UMSU) Environment Department has raised concern over club funds being invested in banks tied to the fossil fuel industry.

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