Category Archives: Universities

The term ‘privilege’ has been weaponized. It’s time to retire it | Robert Boyers

Accusations of ‘privilege’ are a form of one-upsmanship – and a charge against which there is no real defenseIn recent years, Skidmore College, where I am a professor, has been roiled by political incidents large and small. As at other colleges and uni…

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University of Western Australia’s decision to close publishing house sparks outrage

Decision to shut UWA Publishing, which published works by multiple Miles Franklin winners, came ‘out of the blue’The University of Western Australia’s surprise decision to shut down its publishing house has prompted outrage and protest from the Austral…

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University staff don’t want to strike for fair pensions and pay, but we’re being forced to | Jo Grady

Insecure employment and changes to pensions are stopping us from delivering quality education to studentsEarlier this week, the University and College Union (UCU) announced that staff in 60 universities across the UK will abandon their offices, librari…

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Australian literature in universities is under threat, but cultural cringe isn’t the reason why | Julieanne Lamond

There is a struggle for survival going on at universities but we’ve been drawing battle lines in all the wrong placesWhen news broke about the University of Sydney’s decision not to fund a replacement for the retiring chair of Australian literature, it…

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