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Stars lash ‘flawed’ Melbourne Uni theatre restructure

Staff and students are up in arms about a restructure at Melbourne University’s beloved Union House Theatre, where some of the country’s brightest names got their start.

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A new political agenda from university project

Voters will be given a chance to grill preselected candidates about what matters to them during next year’s federal election campaign.

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Bum steer from The Hun on massage lecture

The organisers of a Melbourne University’s popular Rad Sex and Consent week have hit back at a Sunday Herald Sun report of a bum massage “furore”, slamming the page eight piece as a “confused” beat-up.

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Melbourne Uni ‘restructure’ will cut expertise: staff

The University of Melbourne will restructure its senior professional staff and cut six jobs. Affected staff will have to reapply for new positions and have expressed concerns about a loss of professional expertise, writes Elizabeth Redman of Farrago.

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Upheaval at ALR as editor booted amid funding deal

Tensions are running high at The Australian newspaper over the editorship of its storied literary supplement, with respected helmsman Stephen Romei shunted from his position in favour of the paper’s Higher Education editor Luke Slattery.

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Melbourne Uni backflip won’t save VCA

The University of Melbourne’s humiliating backflip on the Victorian College of the Arts and the resignation of chief Melbourne Model spruiker Sharman Pretty might not be enough to save the icon from further financial strife, activists say.

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Why I resigned from Melbourne Uni Council

Tammi Jonas explains why she resigned from the University of Melbourne Council, after she was asked to teach a seminar for free despite having been paid in the past.

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Leaked email: Teach for free? Melbourne uni councillor calls it quits

PhD candidate in cultural studies Tammi Jonas details her decision to resign from the Melbourne University Council because of the “outrageous, unethical decisions being made by Melbourne University”.

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Late-night missive fuels fight over faculty finances at Melbourne

The former dean of arts at The University of Melbourne, Professor Stuart Macintyre, has launched an extraordinary attack on his predecessor, Professor Mark Considine, accusing him of deliberately misrepresenting the state of the faculty’s finances, writes Andrew Crook.

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Ill will across Melbourne uni claims another victim

The stoush between staff and senior management at the University of Melbourne has claimed its second victim after the chief architect of the university’s controversial internal restructuring process announced her decision to stand aside.

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Young Liberals find their campus saviours: the ALP

Young Liberals could be ruling campus bully-pulpits for decades to come, this time in coalition with a reliable partner — the right wing of the ALP.

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Did Della Bosca fall into a honey trap?

What Crikey’s tipsters are telling us today: Was John Della Bosca set up? … Westpac not cutting back on off-shoring … University of Melbourne’s unqualified tutors.

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Royal bailout for Emirates?

Crikey’s readers are sending in tips from around the traps today: Has the Royal Family of Dubai bailed out Emirates? … Cloudstreet loses TV backing? … disgruntled University of Melbourne employee fights back.

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Getting cross about canned crosswords

The SMH cancel their online crossword, was the Kyle and Jackie O lie detector segment pre-recorded? The Member for Leichhardt struggles for friends; and more from our team of tipsters.

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VCA cuts an act of barbarism

The loss of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts will be a disaster for arts professions, says Barista.

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Questions hang over the VCA’s future

Job and budget cuts have prompted ongoing concerns for the future of programs and courses in the Victorian College of the Arts and Music.

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Crikey’s cardboard controversy

Crikey readers let us have it over yeterday’s cut-out-coffin editorial.

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So what does Glyn Davis actually do?

Melbourne Uni’s Peter McPhee is retiring less than two years into his three year contract. Will vice-chancellor Glyn Davis resume at least some of McPhee’s duties? asks Erica Cervini.

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The Grattan Institute: Centre for Ruddist Thinking

The $50 million Grattan Institute is about remake the think tank landscape in the PM’s image, writes Andrew Crook.

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Garrett’s National Academy of Music line doesn’t sound right

The recent decision by the Arts Minister to close down The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in order to replace it by Australian Institute of Musical Performance (AIMP) is so nonsensical that it must be fishy, writes Lionel Kowal.

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University branding: the bold and the derivative

Melbourne University started something with its pitch to “dream large”, writes Stephen Downes.

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Is Monash Uni introducing the “Melbourne Model” by stealth?

Recently, Monash University announced that it will be relocating its law school from the main Clayton Campus to its smaller Caulfield Campus. But there’s more to the story than moving desks. Adam Schwab reports.

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ALR will deal with Rupert book … as soon as it gets a copy

Following our story yesterday about the lack of reviews of Rupert’s Adventures in China in the Sun King’s local newspapers, the editor of the monthly Australian Literary Review supplement, has been in touch to say that the publishers, Penguin, haven’t sent him a copy! Margaret Simons writes.

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Gerard Henderson: If I’m a liar, where’s the evidence?

According to Robert Manne in yesterday’s Crikey, I am a liar in a category of my own. This is a serious, professionally damaging allegation – but Professor Manne has not supported it with any evidence, writes Gerard Henderson.

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Tips and rumours

The word about La Trobe is that Robert Manne will be one of the members of an “independent” review committee into the NT Emergency Legislation should Rudd win office. Exponents of this rumour point to Manne’s recent apologist piece in the Monthly, in which he is wholly uncritical of Labour’s endorsement of the legislation. Last […]

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