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Edith Cowan’s Chapman declares he’s a feminist

Edith Cowan University vice-chancellor professor Steve Chapman has embraced the title feminist, calling on others to do the same. At Campus Review’s recent Higher Equity conference, Chapman apologised “for everything white male vice-chancellors have ever done”. Chapman, like broadcaster Alan ...

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A constant amid upheaval

The last 25 years have been marked by huge changes in funding, administration, culture and more; and Campus Review has dutifully and accessibly covered it all. It was my pleasure in August 1991 to contribute to the first issue of ...

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Johnson to step down as UWA vice-chancellor

University of Western Australia vice-chancellor professor Paul Johnson has announced he will step down at the end of the year. Johnson said he declined a new five-year contract offer from UWA after “a great deal of reflection”. He has been vice-chancellor ...

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Opinion: No education without aspiration

A world of higher learning and opportunities can be found on university campuses;but disadvantaged students often must see it to desire it. When I was 11 years old, I went with a church boys’ club to visit Melbourne University. We ...

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Let’s build a contemporary national university

This is a transcript of a speech delivered by professor Brian Schmidt, the Australian National University’s vice-chancellor, at the launch of the 2016 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum.  An innovative nation is one that readies itself for challenges not yet imagined. ...

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