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14/07/08

The Victoria University Debating Society has continued its run of international success at the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships. With a history of dominance, having come second in last year’s competition, Victoria sent three teams and three judges to the competition, held this year in Manila, Philippines. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/07/08

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 [...]

07/07/08

A Government proposal to reduce the maximum amount which universities can increase their fees by next year has received mixed reactions, with the New Zealand Union of Student Associations (NZUSA) criticising the entire scheme as “really defeat[ing] the purpose.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/07/08

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

07/07/08

Following failed attempts to negotiate a revamped Undie 500 with the Dunedin mayor, police, fire service and the University of Otago, the University of Canterbury’s Engineering Society (Ensoc) has pulled out of organising the event this year. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/07/08

Four former Victoria University Honours students were among 27 graduate students from around the country who received awards to pursue postgraduate study and research in the United States at Fulbright New Zealand’s recent 60th anniversary celebrations. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/07/08

The University has introduced the Victoria Plus Award as an initiative designed to recognise students who make an extensive extra-curricular contribution to student support at Victoria and in the Wellington community. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/07/08

The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) will be on campus this week and students are encouraged to support the service by donating blood. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/07/08

As the country’s largest university moves to limit entry into all undergraduate courses from 2009, it remains unclear whether other universities are likely to follow suit amidst claims of inadequate government funding. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this