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Three out of four Australians want to keep international borders shut – even if the entire population is vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests

An astounding 73% of Australians are in favour of keeping the international border closed until at least mid-2022, even if vaccinations are offered to the entire eligible population. Newspoll data reported by The Australian suggests the majority of Australians are content to keep the hardline border approach in play until […]
Three out of four Australians want to keep international borders shut – even if the entire population is vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests
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Victoria’s major universities have collectively posted more than $100 million in losses since the border closure last year

New financial reports show some of Victoria’s major universities dipped tens of millions of dollars into the red over 2020. RMIT, Swinburne, and La Trobe are among the tertiary institutions to post sizable operating losses, linked to COVID-19 shutdowns and border closures. Some universities posted operating surpluses, but further disruption […]
Victoria’s major universities have collectively posted more than $100 million in losses since the border closure last year
Lifestyle

For some van lifers, college on the road in 2020 meant major savings and nonstop travel. It left others stressed, unmotivated, and desperate to find good WiFi.

As universities shifted from in-person to online classes, students reconsidered their college experience. Some decided to trade dorm life for van life. Insider spoke to five students completing college from a van. They were enticed into the lifestyle to save money and travel the country. But it doesn’t come without […]
For some van lifers, college on the road in 2020 meant major savings and nonstop travel. It left others stressed, unmotivated, and desperate to find good WiFi.
Lifestyle

College weekends were once full of keg stands and hookups. Now, students are bored, lonely, and trapped in their dorm rooms.

When incoming freshmen pictured college, their expectations for socialising included dorm movie nights, fraternity parties, clubs, and apartment hangs. But every aspect of college life looks different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including Friday and Saturday night plans. From movie nights to late-night quizzes, take a look at the […]
College weekends were once full of keg stands and hookups. Now, students are bored, lonely, and trapped in their dorm rooms.
Lifestyle

Zoom nights, no parties, and a $1,000 bill: What it’s like to belong to a college sorority during the pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional college experience has been upended for students across the US, and “normal” college activities have halted. Greek life, which is predicated largely on social interaction, looks different. Major events have been postponed, cancelled, or moved online. But at many colleges, including the University of […]
Zoom nights, no parties, and a $1,000 bill: What it’s like to belong to a college sorority during the pandemic