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Postgrads speak up on sexual assault

Sexual assault and harassment on campus isn’t just the concern of vulnerable first-years. That’s why the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), the peak body representing over 320,000 postgraduate students, has piped up. They’ve submitted 19 recommendations to the Human Rights Commission, ...

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Worst cyberbullying platform revealed

If ‘likes’ are Instagram’s currency, having none of them can be humiliating. Worse yet, vicious comments, ‘hate’ accounts and sharing and doctoring of people’s photos without permission can be damaging at best, and life-threatening at worst. While the latter situation is ...

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Melbourne’s tragedy given meaning with colour: Deakin

In typical Melbourne fashion, street art has brought academics, the public and politicians together. Bollards, stumpy posts that prevent traffic from entering an area, have been affectionately renamed ‘bollarts’, following their zhuzhing-up by passers by. According to Deakin University urban design researchers, this ...

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Dogs are the new purist coffee

‘Single origin’ is a phrase you’d likely see at your local cafe, along with smashed avocado. Now, it applies to pooches, too. Researchers from Stony Brook University in the US have found that, contrary to previous thought, all domesticated dogs probably share ...

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Harvard may not go Greek for much longer

In popular culture, there’s nothing that signifies the American college experience more than fraternities and sororities. Now, perhaps America’s most famed university, Harvard, is considering banning them. In a recently-released 22-page report, a Harvard faculty committee has recommended that, from 2018, ...

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Vigilance required to combat online infinite pest

Universities are higher education facilities are rich targets for hackers because they keep so much sensitive information on file; have networks that are constantly being accessed by students, a demographic famous for its caprices; and because they often don’t have dedicated ...

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Swinburne PhD brands Timor-Leste

“Selling for good” is not a phrase you often hear in the marketing world, but that’s what Sara Currie is doing. The Swinburne alum is using her PhD to put Timor-Leste on the tourist map. A chance encounter with former Timorese president ...

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