Author Archive: Laura McQuillan

With her take-no-prisoners, kick-ass attitude, former News Editor Laura McQuillan adequately makes up for her lack of stature. Roaming the corridors (and underground tunnels) of the University by day, and hunting vampires and Nazi war criminals by night, McQuillan will stop at nothing to bring you the freshest news.

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Fees rise despite rowdy protestors

Fees rise despite rowdy protestors

by / October 8, 2007 / [ 3 Comments ]

The University Council passed a five percent fee rise for 2008 this afternoon. The meeting, which began in the Council chamber and was attended by around 30 students and members of the public, was moved to a tiny room on the fourth floor of Hunter after the crowd was deemed too noisy and disruptive for [...]

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Nexus: Stolen but unstoppable!

Nexus: Stolen but unstoppable!

by / October 8, 2007 / [ 10 Comments ]

Story actually by Joshua Drummond (ASPA) – Salient’s News Ed doesn’t know how to change the byline Parties unknown made off with 3, 900 copies of Nexus left outside the Citizens Advice Bureau on the Waikato University campus on Monday morning. The magazines had been left outside the CAB by a driver from APN Print, [...]

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VUWSA fightin’ the fee rise

VUWSA fightin’ the fee rise

by / October 8, 2007 / No Comments

Students are today gathering to fight the University’s plan to raise fees by five percent. VUWSA has organised a free barbeque and music for students in the Hunter Courtyard at 3pm, before entering the Council Chamber for the University Council’s fee-setting meeting at 4pm. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Returning Officer refuses to give <em>Salient</em> a comment

Returning Officer refuses to give Salient a comment

by / October 8, 2007 / No Comments

Denies election problems, despite voters’ claims 2432 voters turned out for the election, however hundreds of voters opted not to vote for some positions, with 813 voters choosing to abstain or only vote for one Publications Committee position, according to Salient’s calculations. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Campus Angels to boost user-ship

Campus Angels to boost user-ship

by / October 8, 2007 / [ 5 Comments ]

Campus Angels, the oft-forgotten VUWSA service which gets students staying late at Vic home safely, is encouraging more students to take up the service. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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A-Team suffers shock election defeat despite increased turnout

A-Team suffers shock election defeat despite increased turnout

by / October 8, 2007 / 1 Comment

The A-Team missed out on any positions on the 2008 VUWSA exec, despite being credited with increasing the voter turnout. A-Team Presidential candidate Lukas Schroeter says the group is “a bit disappointed” with the election results, which were announced on Friday, September 28. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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News In Knickers

News In Knickers

by / October 8, 2007 / No Comments

NZ Education Counsellor to South Korea appointed Dion Burns has been appointed New Zealand’s education counsellor to South Korea, Acting Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey announced last week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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One week of VUWSA dreams to go

One week of VUWSA dreams to go

by / October 4, 2007 / [ 2 Comments ]

My second-to-last production night is now over – at only 8:45pm. Tony and Steve aren’t quite as lucky – they’ll be staying up all night to get your favourite magazine finished, but I’m a zippy machine (who hates late nights, and has 3000 words on Flight of the Conchords due on Monday). The ASPAs – [...]

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Election winner announced!

Election winner announced!

by / October 1, 2007 / [ 3 Comments ]

Salient already at printers… 12 percent of students had cast electronic votes in the VUWSA General Election by last Thursday – a higher percentage than any recent election. The election results were announced on Friday, a day after Salient’s publication day. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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BOOBS challenges A-Team to rugby showdown

BOOBS challenges A-Team to rugby showdown

by / October 1, 2007 / [ 2 Comments ]

The Brotherhood of Ordained Bogan Students (BOOBS), last week announced a challenge to VUWSA election candidates the A-Team of a game of tackle rugby. BOOBS President and VUWSA Welfare Vice President Reverend Paul Danger Brown says the match would be “of epic proportions”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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