Archive for March, 2010

15/03/10

Vic varies values Students are upset over changes to course points that will result in higher course-related costs to complete their degrees. Recent changes to the points structure mean that some students have to complete more papers to satisfy degree requirements. The university has decided to move to a common points system across the university. [...]

15/03/10

Salient Editor Sarah Robson talks to Roger Steele, one of Salient’s most radical Editors in its 72-year existence. Roger co-edited Salient in 1973 with Peter Franks, and in 1974 he edited the magazine on his own. Each Editor of Salient leaves their own mark on the magazine. What legacy do you think you left? Salient [...]

15/03/10

Welly wants out of Wellywood Fierce online opposition to the Wellywood sign isn’t deterring the Wellington International Airport (WIAL) and their main supporter, Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, from their blindly determined path. WIAL—which is 30 per cent owned by the Wellington City Council—has plans to celebrate Wellington’s contributions to the film industry by installing a [...]

15/03/10

Born in 1981, House’s youngest MP probably seems old to you lot Gareth Hughes, parliament’s newest and youngest MP, laid down a challenge in his maiden speech in February: to “take climate change seriously”. Hughes accused the current National and previous Labour governments of “[ignoring] warnings of the end of cheap oil … blithely building [...]

15/03/10

Save Our Services Campaign Slammed Douglas ignores SOS plea Sir Roger Douglas has been quick to strike back against the ‘Save Our Services’ (SOS) campaign, recently launched by a broad coalition of community groups in opposition to the proposed Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) bill. “The claims by students’ associations yesterday that my VSM bill is [...]

15/03/10

Alright, just so you all know, I really love Korean pop music (K-pop). Catchy songs, sweet choreography, which I guess makes sense since they’ve all been training for it since they were wee tikes. And to be honest with you they’re all pretty babin’. So one day in my excitement, I showed a pic to [...]

15/03/10

Salient saves the day Following questions raised by Salient, Victoria is now keeping a closer watch on courses to ensure students receive value for money. Last week, Salient questioned the university over Accounting 111 (ACCY111), a core paper for the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. This paper required students to purchase a code, either with [...]

15/03/10

Capital college of classical composition circumscribed The University of Canterbury’s proposal for a new music school is looking to go ahead. The proposed new building for Christchurch would give the city a claim in a leading position as New Zealand’s premier classical music educator. In November, the Christchurch City Council voted to support the proposal [...]

15/03/10

Salient feature writer Matthew Cunningham chats to Bill Logan, Salient’s Editor in 1968. Matthew: 1968 in particular is an interesting year because it coincided with a wave of student protests overseas, especially in France and the United States. How do you think that reflected on the tone of the mag? Bill: It was an interesting [...]