Campus, News

Corruption Report into Former VC Richard Higgott Released

Former Murdoch University Vice-Chancellor Richard Higgott viewed adult material on his work laptop and had complaints made against him just six months into the job, according to a recently released report. The Corruption and Crime Commission have been looking into alleged misconduct by the former Vice-Chancellor and his closest members of staff since October 2014.… Continue reading Corruption Report into Former VC Richard Higgott Released

Campus, News

Bike Week hits campus with talks of bike share program

The Murdoch University Sustainability Team (MUST) are bringing events to campus that will encourage students to hop on their bikes. The week has kicked with a screening of UnReal, a mountain biking film, on Bush Court at 7pm tonight to get students in the spirit. To emphasis the power of the humble machine, MUST will… Continue reading Bike Week hits campus with talks of bike share program

Campus, News

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

Campus, News

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

Creative, Writing

All aboard: A trip on the Leeuwin

I just spent a week on the Leeuwin, a three-masted sailing ship that travels up and down the WA coast, building character in young people by teaching them about sailing, leadership, and teamwork. I was on board with about 38 other university kids. We were divided into four groups of about 8-10 people. Each group… Continue reading All aboard: A trip on the Leeuwin

Campus, News

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

Campus, News, Uncategorized

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