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Islamophobic scandals at the University of Sydney

BY CHARLOTTE GRIEVE On Monday, July 25, a footpath located on the grounds of the University of Sydney was littered with Islamophobic messages. The chalked message on Manning Road called for the “stopping of mosques” and declared that “Islam is not a race.” This incident is part of a wider string of assaults against Muslims […]

Communities “still in the dark” over Metro

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   The south Sydney community is calling for a “tailored dialogue” with the government bodies involved in the Sydney Metro project, following the announcement that the state government has secured funding for the project through the leasing of the state’s electricity network. The government has allocated $7 billion of funding towards the […]

USYD accused of denying civil liberties

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Students and staff at the University of Sydney (USYD) have joined high profile figures including Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon in condemning the university for attacking their civil liberties and right to protest. A packed public meeting was held last Wednesday April 29 at the university to defend civil liberties and oppose […]

Marrickville condemns anti-Semitism

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council unanimously supported a mayoral minute last week condemning anti-Semitic behaviour that had surfaced in the area. The motion was introduced after councillor Rosana Tyler was targeted with anti-Semitic vandalism on a sign advertising her personal business due to her Jewish faith. The University of Sydney has also come to […]

University students demand action on sexual assault

Students at the University of Sydney have staged a protest against the university for its response to an incident of sexual harassment that occurred on campus this year. University student Alexander Wright recently shared an explicit photo of a female student with his peers. The woman in the photos complained to the university, which reportedly […]

University of Sydney responds to transparency criticism

By Elliott Brennan The University of Sydney is set to hold a forum on Monday (August 25) with invitations extended to all current and former students as well as full-time academic staff. The meeting follows ongoing criticism levelled at the University for lack of consultation regarding Federal Budget deregulation proposals. In this year’s federal budget, […]

“Transparency is never in the interest of those with power”

Tom Raue writes about his experience as a whistleblower in the University of Sydney Union. Power corrupts; there is a reason we say that. From torture in Abu Ghraib to both sides of NSW politics, people with authority abuse it. Transparency and whistle blowing help ensure they don’t get away with it. This is why […]

News in brief

Food system flawed says new book     A new book exploring the political side of food by a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney will be launched this Thursday, June 5. In addition to being a key researcher at the Sydney Environment Institute, Dr Alana Mann also teaches media studies, public opinion and […]

Student banned from campus after protesting education cuts

A University of Sydney student has been banned from campus after participating in a protest staged during a visit from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. On May 16, about 50 students held a snap action against Ms Bishop in the wake of the federal government delivering the most severe budget for tertiary education in national history. […]

Art – Nature – Wellbeing

On the face of it, the world of art and the milieu of psychotherapy are two different domains. However, the field of art therapy combines them both. An increasingly popular tool to address mental health conditions, art therapy is used in settings such as schools, detention centres, prisons, hospitals and private practice, with patients communicating […]