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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

English may be forced on students

Emma Macdonald ACT college students may be forced to study English in order to receive their Year 12 Certificate with the Board of Senior Secondary Studies to consider mandatory subjects for the college years.

ANU strike averted as budget cut fears peak


Emma Macdonald Australian National University staff have stepped back from the brink of strike action after negotiations over a pay rise resumed late on Friday afternoon.

Master quilter brings wares to Egyptian Embassy for open day

News. Egyptian tent makers at the Egyptian Embassy, performing the ancient art of applique for this weekend's Windows to the World open day. Ekramy Hanafy in action. September 25th. 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy

Emma Macdonald The ancient craft of Egyptian tent-making maybe revered in the West for its intricate applique, but in Egypt, its considered simple, common, and often no better than graffiti.

Universities optimistic, despite fee threat

James Pace, President of the University of Canberra Students
Association, at the graduation ceremony in Parliament House.

Emma Macdonald Both the University of Canberra and Australian National University have remained sanguine in the face of an incoming Coalition Government's higher education reform agenda.

'Back to the old days of govt secrecy': Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh.

Emma Macdonald The Coalition is returning Australia to a culture of government secrecy, according to Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh.

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Birthday celebrations for iPad as downloads tick past 40,000

Emma Macdonald These days, fashion blogger Jiawa Liu, reads more on her ipad than anything printed in ink – her local newspaper included.

ACT gets an A for consistency

Canberra students

Emma Macdonald The ACT will be the first state or territory to introduce national reporting standards across core subjects through the primary and high school years.

Hustle on down and scout out some eco-conscious fashion

Model, Emily Vrbenski wearing a Rockstars and Royalty dress with makeup by Joan from JDV artistry at the Nishi building in New Acton ahead of this Saturday's Hussle and Scout night fashion markets.
Filed: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 1:47:50 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Emma Macdonald Hustle and Scout promises a new shopping experience for fashion-hungry Canberrans - a Saturday night market of local designers complete with fashions shows, live music, cocktails and a prosecco bar.

Humanities lobby group heads for Melbourne

Steven Schwartz.

Emma Macdonald Canberra is losing the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences because of a lack of political access and the need for it to be based in a bigger city.

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Novel take on getting an entire university reading

Emma Macdonald A novel about a woman and her child kept captive for five years will be required reading for first-year University of Canberra students.

What chance a revitalised Garema Place? Come on, people

Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald Garema Place, how far you have fallen.

Part of campus put up for grabs

Land to be sold off.

Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra is opening up 40 hectares of its Belconnen campus for development in the hope of generating $100 million in capital investment each year for the next decade.

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Centenary celebrations get a visa to Canberra's embassies

Botswana High Commission staff members Punam Malik, Arlene Corcyra, Nilda Servando, Manivone, Sodina Bun at the launch of the Windows to the World at the Botswana High Commission.

Emma Macdonald Australia's diplomatic community is celebrating Canberra's centenary by opening their doors to the public.

Canberra's oldest school attempts to capture a bit of history

Telopea Park School today celebrated their 90th birthday. A group photo of current students and teachers.
Filed: Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:59:00 AM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Emma Macdonald Canberra may be celebrating its centenary, but Telopea Park School is not far behind.

ANU tops the Australian rankings


Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has come in as Australia's top ranked university in the latest international league table.

Search for world's happiest suburb starts in Crace, Canberra

Search for world's happiest suburb.

Emma Macdonald Is Crace the most contented suburb in Canberra, Australia or perhaps the world?

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Weapons of choice for students scaling test success?

News.  from left Gungahlin College year 12 students Tarryn McClenahan- Brown, Peta Finglas- Watson, Brooke Commons, Louis Grant and Katherine Zeman having a chat while they eat their breakfast before starting their AST Moderation Exam.  The school provided the students with breakfast before the exam to better prepare them for the day.  3 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Emma Macdonald Whether it is feeding students a hearty breakfast prior to sending them into the examination hall, or teaching them yoga and relaxation techniques to keep them calm once they’re in there, ACT...

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Protesters threaten ANU open day


Emma Macdonald Australian National University students are threatening to disrupt one of the university's major public relations events by protesting budget cuts during Saturday's open day.

Canberra Open Day expected to draw the crowds


Emma Macdonald From shooting a loaded weapon to enjoying a free ride on Skywhale, getting a new hairstyle or watching a team of paramedics displaying life-saving prowess, Canberra's five tertiary institutions will...

$25m to move medical school across campus

John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU.

Emma Macdonald The ANU will spend $25 million moving its medical school 500 metres across campus.

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