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“Sorry do you have the time? “

By Serene Hajjar, I found myself in a predicament I hadn’t been in for quite a while, or ever for that matter. I was waiting for a bus, with a dead phone, and needed to know the time. I found ...

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

TIM WALKER Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was starting to form on ...

Arabic at the University of Sydney is Under a Long-Awaited New Leadership

The   Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney has seen much change in the last six months. A new Professor and Chair is now leading this department and revamping the major and the curriculum. Professor Sahar ...

Novelist Leila Yusaf Chung asks: when do you become an Australian?

By Leila Yusaf Chung I was optimistic and felt lucky to have landed in this amazing country – an easy¬going country where young women wore thongs at work, where diners asked for a doggy bag if they didn’t finish their ...