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You would believe Shit Academics Say

Is there a funnier university-related Twitter account than ‘Shit Academics Say‘? Sarcasm even seeps into its bio disclaimer: Retweets are not endorsements. They are performative engagement markers that intentionally confound direct alignment with ironic promotion, ambivalent reflection, or personal brand ...

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Details of Western civilisation degree published

The controversial Western Civilisation degree, currently homed at the University of Wollongong, has released its syllabus. It covers ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, and the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries through to today, via the lenses of ...

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Aus to easily meet climate target: study

Australia is on track to meet its carbon emissions target under the Paris climate accord well before 2030, thanks to increasing growth in wind and solar power, a study has found. The study published on Friday by Australian National University ...

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A very brief history of academic dress

With graduation season approaching, academics and students will soon don caps and sweeping gowns. The contrast between the gravity of academic rank and odd costumery can be startling; you respect a Dean but find it hard to reconcile that with – despite ...

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