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Police response to campus protest “disturbing” and “violent”

By ALLISON HORE University of Sydney staff and students have been left feeling “disturbed” by footage showing the heavy-handed actions of police at a campus protest on Wednesday. Around 200 students gathered on the lawn at University of Sydney at around midday on Wednesday to participate in a public “teach out” organised by the National […]

Can you help solve a Sydney dragon boat mystery?

Opinion by PATRICK DANG  Dentist Patrick Dang has been a resident and business owner in Pyrmont since 2007. When he was a student at the University of Sydney in the early 2000s he got into the sport of Dragon Boating.  Little did he know, his hobby would lead him to where he is today- collecting […]


Some things never change during a pandemic. That almost primeval desire to gather in small groups and socialise is right up there along with the need to lubricate with alcohol and other daily stimulants like coffee. The new normal often relies on some inventive reworking of the old, like having contact free cocktails delivered to […]

University protesters crowdfund fines

By ALLISON HORE A fundraiser has been set up to help pay fines for Sydney University students and staff who were arrested while protesting funding and job cuts across the campus. Protesters gathered across the University of Sydney campus on Wednesday in opposition to government funding cuts for universities, as well as staff cutbacks at […]

Australian universities still linked to Palestine

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED Academics say Australia is endorsing the violence in Palestine by keeping open channels with Isreali universities-- at least when compared to our international counterparts on the global stage. Thousands of academics all over the world have boycotted Israeli universities and academics for their role in promoting the Israel-Palestine conflict. Now, they’re […]

Sydney University’s Dog Blood Bank

BY LEXY AKILLAS The University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital has established a blood bank specifically for ‘man’s best friend’, which will help save the lives of many dogs. The recently established program is looking for Sydney pooches to lend a paw and become a blood donor at the Camperdown location. Dr Christine Griebsch, Specialist […]

Scott says Clover should do Moore to tackle housing affordability

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott has urged the city’s Lord Mayor to work harder on housing affordability, pushing for support of a review into negative gearing. Labor Councillor Scott backed a federal review of negative gearing at the national Labor conference on July 24-26, and wants the city’s Lord Mayor Clover […]

Address by Gillard and Firth turns into gender debate

By Kieran Adair It was billed as an event focusing on education, but it was gender that topped discussions at a talk given by Julia Gillard and Verity Firth, Labor candidate for Balmain, at the University of Sydney this week. Ms Firth, a former state Minister for Education, fondly recalled her experiences as a parliamentary […]

Sydney University academic suspended over offensive emails

Sydney University Professor Barry Spurr was caught exchanging offensive emails with university colleagues last week. Sent from his university email account over a two-year period, the emails included a series of offensive remarks. In one instance, Mr Spurr referred to Sydney University Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson as an “appalling minx”. The emails, uncovered by New Matilda, […]

Sydney University board blocks men’s society

By Georgia Kriz For the first time in over a decade, the Board of the University of Sydney Union (USU) has rejected an application for a new student society. The Brotherhood, Recreation and Outreach Society (BROSoc), held its Inaugural General Meeting in early September. During the meeting, BROSoc elected an executive and developed a constitution […]