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Murdoch student to shave it all for cancer research

Madura McCormack An estimated eight Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia every day, with 1, 720 people losing their battle with the cancer in 2014. Murdoch student and Guild Sustainability Officer Lauren Hodson knows too well what it's like to be drawn into the crossfire, losing her father to the disease ten years ago. On March… Continue reading Murdoch student to shave it all for cancer research

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New candidate for Guild Events Officer revealed

Madura McCormack Elected to the position during the Guild elections in October 2015, Rachael Davidson has stepped down as Events Officer for this year. One of the three members of the ACTION ticket to be elected to the 40th Guild, Davidson was elected unopposed after a last-minute disqualification of the TMNT nominee. “I felt that… Continue reading New candidate for Guild Events Officer revealed

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Murdoch parking permit fees surge

Madura McCormack Highlights Parking rates up by average of 30 per cent Funds to be used for upgrading and maintenance NTEU launches petition in protest Murdoch University has 39 parking spots available per 100 students, twice national average Daily permit rates remain unchanged at $5 Guild President to have meeting with university on January 18… Continue reading Murdoch parking permit fees surge

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METIOR is looking for a new editor

Become the 2016 METIOR Editor! We need a current Murdoch student who is passionate about journalism to become our 2016 METIOR editor and lead the student publication into a new era. Last year METIOR moved from print to an online-first platform and it needs a leader to rebuild the presence the mag in the student… Continue reading METIOR is looking for a new editor

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Major changes made at final Guild Council meeting

Madura McCormack The final Guild meeting for the year has yielded some major changes for Murdoch students, with the axing of some Guild positions, changes to the Clubs Room and tough financial decisions. The outgoing guard, helmed by Raeesah Khan, have removed a number of Guild Council positions, including the Rural Regional and Interstate representative… Continue reading Major changes made at final Guild Council meeting

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Murdoch appoints Eeva Leinonen as new Vice Chancellor

Professor Eeva Leinonen will become Murdoch University's Vice-Chancellor from 2016. Professor Leinonen is the university's first female Vice-Chancellor and replaces Professor Andrew Taggart, who has been acting in the role since October 2015. The university has been on the hunt for a new Vice-Chancellor since the controversial resignation of Richard Higgott late last year. The… Continue reading Murdoch appoints Eeva Leinonen as new Vice Chancellor

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Murdoch ranks in top 100 universities under 50

by Madura McCormack Murdoch was ranked top 91-100 universities under 50 years old by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) earlier this week. The 40-year-old university is joined at the bottom end of the chart with Charles Darwin University and the University of Canberra. QS is one the most widely read university rankings in the world but has been criticised… Continue reading Murdoch ranks in top 100 universities under 50

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Murdoch University named in ‘concerning’ data security report by Auditor-General

Madura McCormack Western Australia's auditor-general, Colin Murphy, released a report today detailing concerns about the security of sensitive information stored by agencies. Murdoch University was one of the seven agencies involved in the audit, which also includes Curtin University and the Legal Aid Commission of WA among others. Murdoch University makes up 31 of the… Continue reading Murdoch University named in ‘concerning’ data security report by Auditor-General

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Guild Election 2015: The Numbers

The votes have been counted and the winners have been announced, but before Murdoch University's 40th Guild take office, here is the breakdown of this years numbers. This year a total of 4113 votes were cast, marking a staggering 471 percent (yes, that's right) increase from 2014, when only 720 votes were cast.  Judging from… Continue reading Guild Election 2015: The Numbers

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Cowabunga! TMNT takes majority of Guild Council

By Madura McCormack The Murdoch Now Team, headed by Guy McDonald, has emerged as the overall winners of the 2015 Murdoch student elections. This year marks the largest voter turnout since 2011, with 4113 votes across 15 ballots. The new Guild Executive, which will take office from 1 December, will be headed by Guy McDonald… Continue reading Cowabunga! TMNT takes majority of Guild Council