AuthorLaura McQuillan

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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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September 24, 2007

Award-winning historian Belich to return to Vic Renowned New Zealand historian and prize-winning author James Belich is to join Victoria University’s Stout Research Centre as a Professor of History.

September 24, 2007

Sex therapist Paul Willoughby is giving a lecture at Vic this week, aimed at people who have sex, people who are worried about sex and relationships and people who want “meaningful connection[s] with another person versus just having sex”.

September 24, 2007

Gecko, Vic’s environmental group, last week passed motions of no confidence in the A-Team and their Environmental Officer candidate Cameron Cotter.

September 24, 2007

The 42collective, a group promoting less wasteful, less consumer-oriented lifestyles has begun stenciling around Wellington. The group is a Wellington-based, not-for-profit organization promoting less-wasteful, less material-driven, and more sustainable lives.

September 17, 2007

WHO WILL IT BE, VOTERS? Campaigning for the VUWSA General Election is in full swing, with an unexpectedly large number of candidates standing. Three candidates are standing for the position of President. Current President Geoff Hayward is seeking re-election for a second term, whilst current Education Vice President Joel Cosgrove is hoping to move into […]

September 17, 2007

A plan to scrap funding to clubs and rep groups will be the deciding factor in this year’s VUWSA elections, following an announcement by right-wing ticket the A-Team that all students should not subsidise the minority who take part in clubs.

September 17, 2007

Studylink won’t be receiving the A-Team’s promised $25 refund to students, according to the election candidates and the Ministry of Social Development. As part of their election manifesto, the A-Team is promising full-time students a $25 refund of their annual $120 VUWSA levy.

September 17, 2007

Election scandals aplenty were in the air last week as nominations closed and campaigning began for the VUWSA General Election. Two members of right-wing group the A-Team, comprised mostly of Young Nats and ACT On Campus members, joined groups solely to run for election.

September 17, 2007

Six motions have been proposed for VUWSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. VUWSA Environmental Officer Tushara Kodikara has expressed outrage over a motion by Bevan Callaghan regarding removing the Queer Officer and Environmental Officer, and creating a ‘Representative Organisations Officer’.