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$5000 bounty for capture of Condoleezza Rice

$5000 bounty for capture of Condoleezza Rice

by / 28/07/08 / [ 8 Comments ]

Auckland University’s Student Association (AUSA) is offering a $5000 reward to any Auckland University student who makes a successful citizen’s arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to Auckland over the weekend. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Government considers cost of a universal student allowance

Government considers cost of a universal student allowance

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

In a move that may signal an upcoming election promise of a universal student allowance, the government revealed last week that it had considered the cost of implementing such a scheme, with the resulting bill found to be about $728 million. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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American Supreme Court judge visiting Victoria

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

Former American Supreme Court judge, Sandra Day O’Connor, will be giving a public lecture at the University’s Pipitea campus this Wednesday evening. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Britain closes purse for former subjects

Britain closes purse for former subjects

by / 21/07/08 / No Comments

The British government’s decision to cut funding for a scholarship programme that has enabled hundreds of New Zealand students to pursue tertiary education in England has been met with anger and criticism from academics and past recipients of the scholarship. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Students protest for money, told “Get real”

by / 14/07/08 / 1 Comment

Students hit Auckland’s Queen St ahead of last weekend’s New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) conference to protest against increasing levels of student debt, urging the government to introduce a universal living allowance before the general election later this year. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Student in court for $1 million hostel fire, yet to tell parents

Student in court for $1 million hostel fire, yet to tell parents

by / 14/07/08 / [ 3 Comments ]

An international student formerly enrolled at Victoria University pleaded guilty to recklessly setting fire to a student hostel earlier this year, causing more than $1 million in damage. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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University plans to attract more mature students

University plans to attract more mature students

by / 14/07/08 / 1 Comment

With Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh suggesting that the current economic situation is to blame for the significant drop in the number of mature students, the University has announced plans to target postgraduate students as part of its 2009 strategy. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 14/07/08 / 1 Comment

Despite the cancellation of their meeting last week (apparently some of them were still tired on Wednesday afternoon after a conference that had ended on Sunday), the VUWSA exec are still reassuringly causing me grief Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Chinese students angry about naked president

Chinese students angry about naked president

by / 07/07/08 / [ 19 Comments ]

Despite a petition containing the signatures of over 100 Chinese students, Salient editor Tristan Egarr has resisted calls to apologise for a recent magazine cover that depicted a naked Hu Jiantao wrapped in a Chinese flag, pointing out that making fun of political leaders “is an important part of what Salient does.” Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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Cuts going ahead at College of Education

Cuts going ahead at College of Education

by / 07/07/08 / No Comments

Despite a recent protest and more than 200 submissions from students and staff, University management have announced plans to continue with the proposed cuts at the College of Education. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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