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Steven Schwartz

Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM is the former vice-chancellor of Macquarie University (Sydney), Murdoch University (Perth), and Brunel University (London).

He also served as Dean of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Australia, Chair of the Fulbright Commission, Executive Director of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

Steven is the author of 12 books and numerous articles. His Substack newsletter can be found at: https://stevenschwartz.substack.com Subscriptions are free.

Author's website: Wiser Every Day


 
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Universities under review, again
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Taxing beer to subsidise champagne
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The taboo topic
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The real value of the humanities
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Beyond spin
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Reciprocity and respect
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Context is everything
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A 21st-century enlightenment
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Ash Wednesday
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Memento mori
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Freedom to think
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Practical wisdom
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True grit
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Science without humanity, knowledge without character
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No dancing past the fact we’ll have to live with Covid
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Stop the uni cost disease
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Ozymandias in Oz
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The Getting of Wisdom
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International education outlook stormy
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