Archive for March, 2008

News in briefs

News in briefs

by / March 3, 2008 / No Comments

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Office) Professor Dugald Scott has denied speculation that the Faculty of Education is to receive a $1 million funding cut, explaining that “in order to stay within budget, the [Faculty] needs to make savings of about $1 million… Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Socio-Linguistics: Against ’’Correct’’ English

Socio-Linguistics: Against ’’Correct’’ English

by / March 3, 2008 / No Comments

Guess what: There is no such thing as correct English! Or correct any other language for that matter. 99 per cent of people don’t know this, least of all the ones who want us to be “educated” about language, but it is one of the first things you will learn in any introductory sociolinguistics course [...]

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Cool shit for Politics students to buy

by / March 2, 2008 / [ 5 Comments ]

Politics students have it easy. I know, I am one. You can pretty much get through first year POLS without buying the text books, going to lectures, being totally inebriated when you do turn up, suffering from multiple STI’s and still pass with a decent grade. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Jack knows it…

Jack knows it…

by / March 2, 2008 / [ 4 Comments ]

Watch out Barak, the Joker’s gunna get cha… Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Insider Trading

Insider Trading

by / March 2, 2008 / No Comments

By today’s logic those that dabble in insider trading should be thrown into jail along with those who murder and brutally rob people. In fact it seems such a widely accepted view that when the likes of Marta Stewart are caught many people praise the state’s effectiveness in being able to stamp such a “horrid” [...]

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Capped fees? Pull the other one

Capped fees? Pull the other one

by / March 1, 2008 / [ 2 Comments ]

In her opening speech to Parliament this year, Helen Clark said: “For the past 8 years, our top priority has been to improve both living standards and the services that our families, young and old, need[…] It has certainly helped to have interest-free loans and capped fees for tertiary students to make education more affordable.” [...]

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Buy Kiwi Made

Buy Kiwi Made

by / March 1, 2008 / [ 4 Comments ]

“What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.”- Henry George It is amazing that such basic economic truths can be forgotten. Click here to read an open letter to Oliver Driver on his involvement with the “Buy Kiwi Made” [...]

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