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Free coffee for students comes at a price

Would you give major corporations your personal data in exchange for coffee? While this may not be an attractive proposition to the average adult, for many often money and sleep-deprived students, it is, so much so that Shiru (‘knowledge’ in ...

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La Trobe sets example for universities globally

Is your university, in every sense, #tobaccofree? After signing the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, La Trobe University is. This means the Melbourne-based university not only prohibits smoking on campus, it has no tobacco-related investments, and will advocate for other organisations ...

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The tactics used by big business to influence research

Dr Alice Fabbri has never accepted industry money for research, nor have any of her colleagues at the Evidence, Policy and Influence Collaborative within USYD’s Charles Perkins Centre. The postdoctoral research fellow is therefore well-placed to illuminate ‘truth decay’ – a phenomenon that can arise ...

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