All posts tagged University of Sydney

Breaching the boundaries of free speech

Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences; nor does it mean the freedom to belittle or degrade students because of their background, writes Joshua Kirsh.

Furore over Falk visit

JEWISH communal leaders are concerned about plans for Richard Falk, a US academic who has endorsed conspiracy theories and who is widely accused of antisemitism, to visit Australia to speak at the NSW Parliament and at the University of Sydney.

Sydney University’s show of solidarity

THE University of Sydney has expressed its support for Jewish students and staff, after it was revealed last week that a convicted terrorist planned to kill students wearing kippahs on campus.

Sisters killed

ISRAELI-BORN academic Lily Pereg has been remembered as "a kind and generous person" and having "the soul of an angel". 

Academic faces the sack

CONTROVERSIAL University of Sydney (USYD) academic Dr Tim Anderson is facing termination after including an image of an Israeli flag superimposed with a swastika in teaching materials that he also

Pulver appointed key Indigenous leadership role

SHE cites co-founding the Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program for Aboriginal students at UNSW as one of her proudest achievements, and currently serves as Western Sydney University's Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership, but Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver will soon return to where everything started for her - the University of Sydney (USYD) - to begin an important new role.

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

Stepping back into Argentine society in the mid-1900s, two Jewish directors, plus two Jewish ensemble members, are bringing the iconic musical Evita to Australian audiences. Sophie Deutsch reports.

Student politics has taken a foul turn

Student politics has undeniably taken a foul turn. University campuses are meant to encourage robust debate and academic discourse. Yet, elected representatives at the University of Sydney are utilising bullying, intimidation and scare tactics to silence opposition and disseminate a distorted view of the Israel–Palestine conflict.

‘Wonderfully generous benefactor’

TRIBUTES have flowed for communal philanthropist Susan Wakil, who passed away earlier this week aged 85.

Terrorism glorified: Outrage over University of Sydney student magazine

The editors responsible for a University of Sydney student magazine cover depicting a suicide bomber who killed more than 50 people – including several Israeli and Lebanese soldiers – have defied calls for an apology.