Students and staff say no to the Robert Menzies Institute

Students gathered on South Lawn yesterday to protest the opening gala of the Liberal-backed think-tank Robert Menzies Institute (RMI).

An open letter to all student politicians

As sleek Facebook frames are slowly being removed from the profile pictures of university students in their early twenties, and social media feeds are returning to normal from constant ‘vote for me’ c

"Please don’t ask if we’ve tried yoga”: Students fighting for disability support

Despite the University’s push to make learning accessible, through programs such as SEDS and Access Melbourne, there have yet to be endorsements from students that these programs are appropriate. Inst

Cinemas Buckle Under the Weight of the Netflix Empire

Will Hollywood blockbuster-type films continue to use Netflix as their outlet, or will they return to their rightful spot on the big screen?

Stop the Liberals, Join the Campaign against the Robert Menzies Institute!

The federal government, led by the Liberal Party, is bludgeoning universities. Since the onset of the pandemic, they have excluded thousands of university workers from JobKeeper, ramped up fees for se



Myers named as new University Chancellor

<p>Prominent businessman and University of Melbourne fundraising campaign chair Allan Myers will be the university&#8217;s new Chancellor</p>

Prominent businessman and University of Melbourne fundraising campaign chair Allan Myers will be the university’s new Chancellor, replacing incumbent Elizabeth Alexander.

Alexander had served in the role for almost six years.

“Chancellor Alexander has been selfless in her contribution to the University of Melbourne,” said Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis in an announcement to staff.

Myers was elected by the University’s governing Council. He had been seen in some corners as the potential frontrunner in the race.

The University has not announced who the other candidates were in the race, including whether Alexander expressed interest in re-nominating.

Myers, a University of Melbourne alumni, is known for his prominent legal career, business wealth and philanthropy. He is also known for his work on the University’s Believe fundraising campaign.

“It’s impossible to imagine the city of Melbourne without the University of Melbourne. It contributes to the intellectual, cultural and social life of the city, and it’s a great engine of innovation and economic prosperity,” he told the Australian Financial Review after making a major donation to the University in 2013.

Myers will serve a three year term.

More to come…

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