Tag Archives: University

There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Everest University Job Posting That We Might Cry

There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Everest University Job Posting That We Might CryEarlier this summer Corinthian Colleges proved to be in it for the long haul when, despite striking a deal with the Dept. of Education to either sell off or close most of its schools, it continued to pepper television airways with ads and badger attendees at college fairs in order to entice students to enroll. Now the company is showing that those questionable marketing skills aren’t just for students, but also to hook potential educators and support staff.

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WestConnex, the $11.5bn road paved with Coalition gold |

WestConnex, the $11.5bn road paved with Coalition gold | World news | NewsWire
Tony Abbott during a press conference in Sydney for the WestConnex motorway in 2013. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP

Tony Shepherd, having completed his work heading the Abbott government’s commission of audit and his term as president of the Business Council of Australia, is enthusiastically pursuing his role as chairman of Sydney’s $11.5bn WestConnex road.

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Clive Palmer goes quiet as Coalition seeks deals on health and education |

Clive Palmer goes quiet as Coalition seeks deals on health and education | World news | NewsWire
PUP leader Clive Palmer and the leader of the House Christopher Pyne in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

Clive Palmer has declined to comment on possible compromises on health and education policy, despite previously insisting his three senators would oppose any Medicare co-payment or deregulation of university fees.

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University funding cuts will hit less prestigious campuses harder – union |

University funding cuts will hit less prestigious campuses harder – union | World news | NewsWire
The government’s higher education package includes a 20% cut to average public subsidies. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Universities outside the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) stand to lose a larger share of their total revenue through government funding cuts because of their greater reliance on the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS), new analysis shows.

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Shinzo Abe looks for allies outside Japan as popularity wanes at home | World news | Guardian Weekly

Shinzo Abe looks for allies outside Japan as popularity wanes at home | World news | Guardian Weekly
Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, greets an audience in Brazil during the last leg of a Latin American tour that included visits to Colombia, Chile and Mexico. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe showed off his football skills in Brasilia earlier this month, kicking a ball around with Zico, the Brazilian who once coached the Japanese team. The premier also had a friendly meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and signed some energy deals.

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