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October 11, 2010

$8.4 million worth of Marsden research grants have been donated to Victoria University researchers for 2010. The grants include nine standard grants and six Fast Start grants. This year’s largest standard grant in the country and Victoria’s largest ever, $1.04 million, was awarded to Professor Sir Paul Callaghan for his research into magnetic resonance. Callaghan […]

September 6, 2010

Rivalry between halls of residence is likely to increase in 2011, with the university’s introduction of a new contender for first choice on application forms. The yet-to-be-named accommodation at 132 The Terrace will be a fully-catered, 241-bed hall, serving primarily domestic first-year students. This development comes shortly after University Hall announced its decision to significantly […]

August 2, 2010

Victoria University’s newly opened Alan MacDiarmid building has been gifted the Nobel Prize Medal which belonged to the late scientist of the same name. The medal was gifted to the university by MacDiarmid’s widow Gayl Gentile, who acknowledges that having the building named after him is a huge honour. MacDiarmid was a part-time student at […]

July 26, 2010

A group of protesters gathered outside the National Party headquarters on Willis Street last Monday to oppose the government’s proposal to extend the 90-day trial period to all employers. Organised via Facebook, by 5.30pm the picket protest was well underway, with protesters carrying signs baring slogans such as ‘Screwed if we don’t work, Screwed if […]