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The number of Māori and Pasifika students is growing, but they do not see themselves represented among the people who teach them. from www.shutterstock.com

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities

New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.
I never anticipated the level of interest in a simple call for PhD applicants. Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash

Thrash not trash 🤘: why heavy metal is a valid and vital PhD subject

For most people, the idea of academia and heavy metal coming together under a single roof represents a paradox. It's a misplaced assumption built on ingrained ideas about these two cultural forms.
At some point, jazz went from the music of youthful rebellion to that of the cultured elite. Freedom Master/shutterstock

Did academia kill jazz?

Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Although there is a global war on gender studies, women’s movements around the world continue to resist. Here people shout slogans during a protest at the Sol square during the International Women’s Day in Madrid, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The new war on gender studies

A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
An image from the International Space Station captures plumes of smoke from California wildfires on August 4, 2018. NASA

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