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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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Not finishing uni has advantages: study

‘Finish what you start’ is a widely revered tenet of neoliberal psychology, yet a new study by La Trobe University flips it on its side. Researchers at the university’s Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research have found that those who complete ...

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