Archive for August, 2011

01/08/11

A proposal from Victoria University could close down the Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) on the grounds that it does not make enough money. The CJRC completes research projects for external organisations. The university claims that the CJRC has shown a downward trend in external revenue and is unlikely to receive a substantial increase [...]

01/08/11

It’s easy to come to the conclusion that Terri is just another one of those 21st-century tales of precocious teens coming of age and learning valuable lessons about life. Our protagonist, the obese, world-weary Terri, is the logical extreme of the disaffected loner high schooler—he wears pyjamas to school, he engages in odd forms of [...]

01/08/11

Students and staff at Victoria are rallying against proposed changes within university programmes which are argued to limit academic diversity and disregard university policy. The university has released three “Change Proposals” to the Faculty of Education, the Philosophy Programme and the Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) Programme. “Proposals for change are needed to ensure [...]

01/08/11

As a fan of director, actor and screenwriter Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know, I found her follow-up, The Future, disappointing. The Future is the story of Sophie (Miranda July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater), a couple in their mid- thirties, whose decision to adopt an injured cat triggers crises that consume their [...]

01/08/11

Released at the turn of the millennium, the original Deus Ex was met with massive critical and commercial success. Building on the innovations of its predecessors, namely the System Shock games, it was the first shooter/role-playing hybrid that really struck a chord within the mainstream gaming industry. While most shooters of the time were still [...]

01/08/11

You’ve made the NY Times bestseller list yet again, your books are incredibly successful and you have a passionate following. Has there ever been a moment where you though to yourself, ‘this is it, I’ve made it?’ or do you have an ultimate literary goal? Throughout my career, I’ve had small goals each time. For [...]

01/08/11

Recent changes to the legal aid system involving the extension of the Public Defence Service and the implementation of the Legal Services Act have drawn a mixed response. Some have praised the measures as streamlining the system and reducing unnecessary costs while others believe the alterations could compromise fundamental aspects of the justice system. Salient [...]

01/08/11

Getting amongst the best is about to get harder as Victoria moves to raise the enrolment requirements for new students. At a Special Council Meeting last week it was decided that the Guaranteed Entry Score (GES) for 2012 enrolments would be raised from 120 to 150 points. The GES for the Bachelor of Architecture and [...]

01/08/11

I suppose that makes me uniquely qualified? Although I’d hope Morgan is wrong, it’s true that there are so many false stereotypes and ideas about bisexuals that not many people really know what’s going on. So here I thought I’d debunk a few, and hopefully clear some things up. So, here goes—Bisexual 101, I hope [...]