2014 was a massive year for news: we had an election, there was an outbreak of Ebola, MH370 disappeared, and MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, which was also involved in a border dispute with Russia. Israel and Palestine had a war.
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Professor Jennifer Windsor from the University of Minnesota has been appointed to lead the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Education.
The student University Council representative is one of the most important links between students and University management. This week, Salient talked to the three candidates vying for your vote.
The proposal to close the Māori Business programme will come before the University’s Academic Board this month.
Working from her office above the Supreme Court sits Dame Sian Elias, the Chief Justice of New Zealand. Salient sat down with her to talk about New Zealand’s justice system and what needs to be done to improve it.
The voting for 2015’s student representative on University Council takes place from Wednesday 8–15 October. The University Council is the governing body of the University, and currently has 20 members, two of whom are student representatives – one elected by students, and one from VUWSA.
The most recent Exec meeting was the most decisive of the year. The meeting began with President Sonya Clark’s report, which outlined her continued work winding down the VBC (nearly there, guys!) – the next step is to list the VBC’s assets and replace their computer, which is currently incapable of running Spotify or recording any shows.