Archive for July, 2008

I’m down with Te Reo

I’m down with Te Reo

by / 22/07/08 / [ 8 Comments ]

A poll on stuff.co.nz the other day asked readers whether they would be making an effort to use Māori during this week, as it is Māori language week. The options were, YES a little, YES but I won’t go out of my way, NO I’m not good with languages, NO I don’t care. This struck me as odd, because [...]

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Government considers cost of a universal student allowance

Government considers cost of a universal student allowance

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

In a move that may signal an upcoming election promise of a universal student allowance, the government revealed last week that it had considered the cost of implementing such a scheme, with the resulting bill found to be about $728 million. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Massey scraps ‘grandparenting’ of international fees, Vic dislikes granny too

Massey scraps ‘grandparenting’ of international fees, Vic dislikes granny too

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

As Massey University decides to discontinue the practice of fixing international tuition fees, the introduction of “grandparenting” fees for international students at Victoria appears unlikely with a recent Council report describing the scheme’s potential restoration as “imprudent”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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American Supreme Court judge visiting Victoria

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

Former American Supreme Court judge, Sandra Day O’Connor, will be giving a public lecture at the University’s Pipitea campus this Wednesday evening. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Britain closes purse for former subjects

Britain closes purse for former subjects

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

The British government’s decision to cut funding for a scholarship programme that has enabled hundreds of New Zealand students to pursue tertiary education in England has been met with anger and criticism from academics and past recipients of the scholarship. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Massey students going for gold in Beijing

by / 21/07/08 / 1 Comment

21 Massey University students and two recent graduates will make up more than 10 per cent of the team set to represent New Zealand in next month’s Olympic Games. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Patriot Act extends to Turnitin

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

Students at New Zealand universities face the possibility of being investigated by the American Office of Homeland Security (OHS) thanks to plagiarism software Turnitin. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Searching for Terror

Searching for Terror

by / 21/07/08 / [ 4 Comments ]

The Police Raids On 15 October 2007, squads of New Zealand Police swept through a number of locations throughout New Zealand, dressed in full riot gear with machine guns, handguns and knives strapped to their black garments. They smashed doors and furniture, arresting people, confiscating computers, cameras, files and papers. They were searching for evidence [...]

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Auckland Uni gets Google

Auckland Uni gets Google

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

The University of Auckland has announced that Google Apps – Google’s online email and office suite – will be made available to the University’s 50,000 students, staff and alumni. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

Oh, the exec, those sneaky critters. In a rare display of punctuality, the exec started this week’s meeting early while I was up in the Salient office trying to will myself off the sofa. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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