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Are there too many Daves in research?

As Professor Deb Verhoeven spoke at Universities Australia’s 2018 Higher Education Conference, some men shuffled out of the vast auditorium. Although she wasn’t sure if it was because of her speech or the need for the bathroom or a snack, it was ...

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Academics hunt for the wilderwomen

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per ...

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Gen-Zs not mini Gen-Ys: lessons from #UAConf18

Ben Pilkington wants you to know that although Z follows Y alphabetically, these human generations are vastly different. Generally, while Y values education, Z prefers experience. Y is optimistic, whereas Z prefers to be pragmatic. Y is rebellious, collaborative and searches ...

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A philosopher’s post-Barnaby guide to apologies

Before #Barnabye, there were two apologies from the man himself. In the first one, delivered in mid-February after his affair went public, Barnaby Joyce took “full responsibility” for the dissolution of his marriage. “I’d like to say to Natalie how deeply ...

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