Disruption. Transformation. Innovation. Inclusion. Collaboration. Community. Just some of the buzz words evoking changes afoot in the tertiary education sector - the focus of Professor Chris Gallavin's two-month stint as an Eisenhower Fellow.
Classical Studies lecturer Dr Jonathan Tracy is "disturbed by the recent push toward censorship - or, in the current euphemism, "no-platforming" - of dissenting viewpoints, both at Massey and in New Zealand and the Western world as a whole."
The value of travel, pursuing creative passions and volunteer work alongside academic goals were among the experiences shared by top humanities and social sciences students celebrated at ceremonies across Massey's three campuses in recent weeks.
War historian Professor Glyn Harper has written a number of well-loved children's books about the Anzacs and First and Second World War themes. His new children's book is on the Vietnam War of the 1960s - a conflict less venerated or discussed.
Learning another language not only teaches you how to communicate with people of another culture but makes you more tolerant and understanding of cultural differences generally, says Asian languages student Chelsea Higgins.
What do politicians' State of the Nation speeches tell us? Will cyber-terrorism or North Korea be the biggest threats to security? How will a culturally diverse society hold together? Can mindfulness, poetry or religion be our secret weapons to cope with it all?
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