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October 16, 2017

In September 2016 a three day waste audit was conducted by VUW staff and students. The audit took place at Kelburn, Te Aro, and Pipitea campuses, with the aim of identifying where the university could make improvements in its waste management system. Following the release of the results of the audit in September 2017, VUWSA […]

October 2, 2017

CW: Sexual violence. VUW Vice-Chancellor Grant Guilford has issued a response to the Thursdays in Black In Our Own Words report, which found that 83% of tertiary students surveyed have been sexually harassed on a university campus.

August 14, 2017

Following requests from 39 Australian universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a report on sexual assault and sexual harassment in universities on August 1.

August 7, 2017

For the first time in 28 years, the renewal of the VUW Foundation’s funding proposal was discussed with students. On August 2, trustees and board members of the Foundation, Brent Manning and Craig Stevens, hosted a public panel at Rutherford House to discuss the Foundation’s ethical investment policies.

July 31, 2017

At the beginning of her book, Roxane Gay defines herself as a “Bad Feminist”, displacing any need to be the “perfect feminist”, and removing the right of people to judge or question her feminism. As a millennial who is guilty of consuming many hours’ worth of television shows with questionable themes towards women, this is […]

July 31, 2017

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) reported an outbreak of the mumps virus in Auckland on July 3, following a significant increase in the number of cases being investigated. 184 cases have been reported this year, as of July 25. ARPHS stated that there were five new cases in Auckland being investigated every day, […]