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26/05/08

Despite his assertions that he had been promoting a serious issue, Victoria University Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Joel Cosgrove has become the target of widespread criticism from University staff and students following his decision to don an “I (heart) my penis” T-shirt to a recent graduation ceremony. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove’s choice of attire was not the only issue that arose during the recent graduation ceremonies, with a number of students complaining of difficulties during the process. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

“I (heart) my penis.” A day that will live on in infamy, judging by the national media attention that President Joel Cosgrove’s latest stunt received. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

The Government announced a tertiary student support package worth $130.8 million in operational funding and $24.4 million in capital funding over four years in its 2008 Budget released last Thursday. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

Staff and students from Victoria University’s College of Education gathered at their Karori campus to protest proposed cuts to staff and resources, describing the plans as being “entirely without justification.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

After two successful events at Midland Park on Lambton Quay, Downtown EcoTherapy (DET) is giving students at the University’s Pipitea campus the opportunity get their hands in the soil and do their part to replant the planet this week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

Victoria’s debating teams dominated last weekend’s Novice Championships in Hamilton, coming away with the top prize and retaining the prestigious McLeod Trophy for the third year running. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

The Australia Federal Budget released last week shows that New Zealand universities are lagging behind their Australian counterparts in both resources and academic pay. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

On 16 May, Finance Minister Michael Cullen declared that lower interest rates would be of greater help to families than tax cuts. This column was going to be called “No, Dr Cullen, you’re wrong”. I stand by that; tax cuts mean more cash in pocket than a slight reduction in interest rates. Share on Facebook+1 [...]