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Latimer: That’s how I roll… Freemantle

Latimer: That’s how I roll… Freemantle

by / 27/05/09 / [ 10 Comments ]

Salient has just learned that VUWSA Education Welfare Officer Robert Latimer has gathered enough signatures to table a motion rolling President Jasmine Freemantle. The announcement was made during VUWSA’s weekly Exec meeting. A minimum of 10 signatures are needed to table a motion forcing a sitting VUWSA president from office. A quorum of 100 students [...]

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Online issue contents

Online issue contents

by / 25/05/09 / [ 7 Comments ]

The interweb is called the googletubes for a reason. It is very messy. Information doesn’t necessarily sit in a logical order for you to find it. So here is the contents for this week. Entire Issue All articles that are in Issue 11 of Salient will be tagged with the issue number and year and [...]

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Letters on the Internet

by / 25/05/09

I would never deprive you all of your letters. So here they are. Commenting has been turned off so that hopefully we will get some of your letters to publish next week. If you would like to email the editor you can do so here or at editor@salient.org.nz. For some other cool ways to contact [...]

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Notices on the Internet

by / 25/05/09

Notices can be submited to the Editor before Wednesday midday the week before you need them to editor@salient.org.nz. SOS Prayer Pit You are invited to a prayer gathering and yummy dinner. Come dwell and ask Jesus to flood VicUni with His LOvE! WED the 27th of May Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 Student Union Building [...]

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Victoria University disenrolls former VUWSA President

Victoria University disenrolls former VUWSA President

by / 21/05/09 / [ 83 Comments ]

In a sharp rebuke for their part in the burning of the New Zealand flag at the Mount Street Bar on 6 May, former Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Joel Cosgrove, and fellow Workers’ Party members Ian Anderson and Alistair Reith were this afternoon disenrolled [Kinda like expelled. See the Student Conduct [...]

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Online issue

by / 21/05/09 / [ 32 Comments ]

Holy smokes Batman, Salient is going totally online next week. Like, totally. Some of you are going to say “Oh Jackson, that is so totally stupid. I can’t possibly read the internet while I am pretending to learn in my hour long lecture on the mating rituals of South American iguanas.” To thee I say [...]

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Don Brash—the full transcript

Don Brash—the full transcript

by / 18/05/09 / [ 4 Comments ]

Here’s the full interview with former National Party leader Don Brash by Andrew Vuong of debate: debate: We were hoping a person of your expertise could explain to readers what this whole economic downturn is about. We essentially experienced two recessions, didn’t we, one domestic and one caused by the global credit crisis? Don Brash: [...]

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Defending Pelosi

Defending Pelosi

by / 16/05/09 / No Comments

Recently, a colleague of mine commented that in the past week, it’s come to light that the US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, had been fully briefed about CIA “enhanced interrogation techniques” (i.e. torture) back in 2002 and did little to protest. While I will never stand in defence of torture, I view the [...]

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Workers’ Party: WTF

Workers’ Party: WTF

by / 15/05/09 / [ 90 Comments ]

VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle has officially been expelled from the Workers’ Party, who sent out this press release yesterday: Workers Party Statement on the expulsion of Jasmine Freemantle Current VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle has been expelled from the Workers Party. Freemantle contested the VUWSA election last year on a Workers Party platform. Since then, however, [...]

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NetGuide Awards

by / 13/05/09 / [ 6 Comments ]

Drunk with power—and scotch—from our nomination for Best Website in the Qantas Media Awards, Salient has reached the reckoning that with your help we can pull in a few more awards! The NetGuide awards are your chance to recognise the bestus websites that you use. We’d like to think we have a pretty awesome website. [...]

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