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Spotlight on UNSW: Michael Kirby

This year, Tharunka continues with its interview series “Spotlight on UNSW,” where we speak to outstanding and inspiring members of the UNSW community. In our first spotlight, Cameron McPhedran spoke with the Honorable Michael Kirby. A High Court Justice for thirteen years and winner of the Gruber Justice Prize in …

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Quite Wyatt

He wants to savor the moment, to draw it out. He knows what the package contains and is equal parts delighted and intimidated. He carefully unknots the bow, peels back the wrappings. Speedos. Blue Speedos, Liberal Blue.

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Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: Why Student Activism is Important

You hear a lot about the death of student activism these days. Kids just aren’t getting into their rallies, protests, marches and speak-outs like they used to back in olden times. So goes the contemporary narrative on the engagement of today’s university students with the world around them.

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University Fails to Deliver on Graduate Outcomes for FBE Students

Tharunka investigates architecture student’s concern that the university and the Faculty of the Built Environment (FBE) are falling short in their commitment to provide an acceptable education for their students. Many students, when asked about their degree will be likely to have some criticism of certain aspects of the teaching, or …

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Review: Drift

Layered, allusive, reflective and in flux, Berlin artist Berit Myrebøe’s evocative aluminium paintings in her recent show, ‘Drift’, mirror the ebb and flow of life’s ambiguities. At first glance, the exhibition looked pretty sparse – grey panels on white walls wasn’t particularly arresting. But upon closer inspection, I noticed that …

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