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O-Week has changed drastically since the 1960s, especially the student newspaper reportage, which was much more provocative back then. The University of Queensland

Student press in 1960s Australia was political, now it’s more Prozac

A new book from historian Sally Percival Wood explores how the politically active student media of the 1960s changed Australia socially, culturally and politically.
A young man wearing an African National Congress shirt joins in student protests in South Africa. Party politics and student politics shouldn’t mix. Reuters/Sydney Seshibedi

Why student leaders should be elected on merit, not party affiliation

It's time to change how student representatives are elected at South Africa's universities. The existing process gives far too much space and power to political parties.
Turkey erupts in protest at the death of a 15-year-old boy. Depo photos/EPA

Turkish students and academics treated as state’s enemy within

Demonstrations have broken out across Turkey following the death of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy, who fell into a coma during last summer’s Gezi park protests after he was struck in the head by a teargas…

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