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 Macquarie alumna’s book made into TV series for HBO

Macquarie alumna’s book made into TV series for HBO

In a tranquil seaside town, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting mums, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumours and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the confli...

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 Alumni Profile – Peter Logan

Alumni Profile – Peter Logan

From science lab to award-winning vineyard Winemaker Peter Logan (BSc 1992) once dreamt of being a musician, but gave it all up to study science at Macquarie. Majoring in biology and chemistry, after graduation Peter went into the pharmaceutical world, working as a process chemist until he found his true calling in the vineyard. “Studying at Macquarie taught me that the education gaine...

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 Alumni profile – Dr Jeff McMullen

Alumni profile – Dr Jeff McMullen

An ABC foreign correspondent for almost two decades, prize-winning Four Corners documentary maker, long-serving Sixty Minutes reporter, and best-selling author, Macquarie alumnus Jeff McMullen has been a well-known and respected journalist for 50 years. He covered the highest war on earth in the Himalayas, camped with a lost tribe of Stone Age Indians in the Amazon, drank mare’s milk with...

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 Macquarie alumna – and current student – shines at Coptic Studies conference

Macquarie alumna – and current student – shines at Coptic Studies conference

Every four years, the International Association for Coptic Studies gets together for their worldwide conference. This year, one of Macquarie’s own Master of Research students, Sue, was awarded the prize for best thesis. We caught up with Sue to hear more about her amazing achievement, and what motivates her to be a lifelong learner. “I’m just starting my PhD. I’ve been learning a...

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 Honorary docs awarded as part of spring graduation season

Honorary docs awarded as part of spring graduation season

Journalist Richard Ackland AM has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his long-serving contribution to journalism and law. Mr Ackland is legal affairs columnist, editor of the online legal affairs newspaper Justinian, publisher of the Gazette of Law and Journalism, and has been admitted as a legal practitioner Supreme Court of NSW. He has won numerous awards, including M...

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 Alumnus Justin Morris conquers the desert – on bike

Alumnus Justin Morris conquers the desert – on bike

Macquarie alumnus Justin Morris recently completed the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, which is the world's oldest multi day mountain bike race. “It was five days of racing 600km across Australia's largest sand dune desert. I managed to win the race after a gruelling week in the desert. The finish line is in Birdsville, QLD."  The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge has been running e...