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What is the historical context behind the George Floyd protests? 🔊

Following the death of George Floyd in police custody, calls are growing for people to do the work to truly understand the history of how the United States got to this point.

How are young tertiary students that work faring in the wake of COVID-19?

“Working students should not be in a position to choose finding work over their education.”

A death in the family

“I saw my father alive, dead, and buried, the threefold process that’s at once so ordinary and so extraordinary, and tragically has become more ordinary in the UK in these extraordinary times.”

Politics & Society

A death in the family

A death in the family

“I saw my father alive, dead, and buried, the threefold process that’s at once so ordinary and so extraordinary, and tragically has become more ordinary in the UK in these extraordinary times.”

Science & Technology

Business & Economics

Arts & Culture

Will COVID quieten Beethoven’s big birthday?

Will COVID quieten Beethoven’s big birthday?

The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth would surely be loud, public, monumental, teleological, triumphant, heroic—like the music of the man himself. Right? Wrong, on both counts.

What is decolonisation?

What is decolonisation?

Many writers only loosely define what they mean by it, and others use it as a general black box for addressing the negative impacts of colonisation upon Indigenous peoples.  

First in Family: Our University Voyages

First in Family: Our University Voyages

Awarding-winning filmmaker Professor Annie Goldson didn’t have to travel too far from her University of Auckland desk for her latest documentary production, with Dr ‘Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki.

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