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29/07/14

Sonya Clark President A Clark has been a highly effective and active president. Moving into the role from her 2013 position of Academic Vice-President, Clark had a great degree of institutional knowledge, which she has used to her – and students’ – advantage in negotiations with University management, as well as outside bodies. Clark’s reign [...]

28/07/14

Two weeks ago, Salient published an exclusive news story, titled ‘Students ReJoyce’, detailing Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce’s decision not to follow through with cuts to university funding that he had been considering. Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central and Associate Tertiary Education Spokesman for Labour, wrote the following op-ed for Salient in response.

28/07/14

BMD is a two piece sort of band. We grew up together in small town New Plymouth. It’s a pretty boring town, not sure if you’ve been there…

28/07/14

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20/07/14

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20/07/14

The most recent Exec meeting on 11 July was mercifully brief, due in large part to the VUWSA Exec taking part in future planning, which left them exhausted and with a long workshop on VUWSA’s future to conduct.

20/07/14

Salient got Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell and Maori Party candidate Chris McKenzie to face off. The question: which is the better State of Origin team? You decide.

13/07/14

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13/07/14

Victoria Physics student Merlijn Führhop could be one of the first people to go to Mars, after he got through to the second round of the Mars One astronaut selection process.