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VET briefs

Melbourne college accused of offering grades for cash A Melbourne training college has been accused of being involved in a cash-for-upgrades scam, allegedly taking bribes from foreign students to upgrade their marks. An investigation by The Age has also uncovered ...

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Noticeboard

New appointments to ANUtitle of distinguished professor on Stuart Cunningham, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) in recognition of his achievements as a researcher and his contribution to humanities nationally and internationally. As ...

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Country club crisis

The cold winds of recession are gusting over the manicured lawns and through the corridors of privilege, says Toby Miller. As I write these words, I’m sitting in a coffee house at one of our nation’s premier country clubs. Sorry, ...

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International briefs

Gender matters, but only for females Female students – or more specifically, female air force cadets – are more likely to succeed in introductory-level science courses if those courses are taught by female professors, according to a study by three ...

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Last word

Strictly speaking - 'adaptogen'hips, and married a leading figure in Osama bin Laden’s inner sanctum. In The Mother of Mohammed, Sally Neighbour discovers a world of converts and true believers. This unique and confronting account from inside the jihad helps ...

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Engineering better teachers

A shared passion for reinvigorating engineering education will help drive Professor Ian Cameron and Associate Professor Roger Hadgraft as they take up their roles as Australian Learning and Teaching Council discipline scholars in engineering and technology. The two will not ...

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Walking the talk

The government has delivered strongly on its social inclusion benefit. Now it’s up to individual institutions to make sure the real work happens, says Trevor Gale. At one level, there were few surprises in last week’s federal budget commitment to ...

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Powering ideas and innovation

The government isn’t investing in research and innovation despite the downturn; it is investing in them because of it and beyond, writes Kim Carr. Labor came to office already knowing that Australia’s innovation system was in trouble. We lagged behind ...

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