Topic archives: Melbourne University

Fundraise or perish: how wooing big donors became big business for Aussie unis

May 3, 2017

Years of federal budget cuts have forced Australian unis to look for cash injections elsewhere, writes journalist at The Citizen Anders Furze.

Jaspan departs The Conversation after personal and professional friction

April 7, 2017 1

Certain of Andrew Jaspan's personality traits did not scale well as The Conversation expanded.

Should we rename buildings whose namesakes turn out to be objectionable?

March 31, 2017 5

As Melbourne University renames the Richard Berry Building on account of eugenics, it's time to ask: should we expect those who lend their names to things to remain of unimpeachable moral character?

Neo-Nazis flood Melbourne uni with propaganda

December 5, 2016 1

The group calls itself "Antipodean Resistance".

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 6, 2016 3

The name's Bond ... IPA for kids ... Andrews' sermon ...

Media briefs: Crikey sheds CEO … Nauru v The Guardian … Bishop’s companion …

Media briefs: Crikey sheds CEO … Nauru v The Guardian … Bishop’s companion …

September 30, 2015 4

Private Media's CEO leaves the building. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Newspaperman turned ivory tower denizen: Phil Gardner’s secret new gig

Newspaperman turned ivory tower denizen: Phil Gardner’s secret new gig

July 30, 2015

The former News Corp honcho's career has taken an unexpected turn.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 18, 2015 2

Fairfax tiptoes around Hockey ... Brandis, the unwilling muse ... Melbourne Uni shake-up ...

Digital disruptions: Glyn Davis

Digital disruptions: Glyn Davis

March 19, 2015 1

Professor Glyn Davis is vice-chancellor of Melbourne University and is a professor of political science. He loves the ABC, but says there’s also room for digital upstarts like Crikey.

Political ads don’t work — so why do our pollies still fork out for them?

Political ads don’t work — so why do our pollies still fork out for them?

November 20, 2014 2

There is a lot of research that shows doorknocking to be vastly more effective for political engagement than TV ads. So why do political campaigns still spend big on ineffective advertising?