Current VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove has made a string of accusations against Sonny Thomas – one of the candidates vying to succeed him in the role – who has dismissed the allegations as a “distraction tactic.”
Presidential hopeful Sean Connors believes that his chances of success in this year’s VUWSA general election are strong, saying: “I don’t want to brag but I think I’ve got it in the bag.” Connors made an appearance at the Quad in the Kelburn campus last Tuesday afternoon, dressed in a panda suit and a purple […]
Last Tuesday’s candidates’ forum provided an apt explanation for my weary approach to VUWSA, with its nit-picking, hair-splitting and pettifogging.
This week’s exec meeting was a quick one, which is fantastic, but although it was short it was not lacking in in-jokes and an abundance of what Environmental Officer Mark Newton rightly described as “stupid bullshit.”
Beginning in 1983, New Zealand’s health system was subjected to two decades of reform. While these reforms were intended to address overblown budgets and move the healthcare into a market economy, each reform was implemented just as the previous one was beginning to bear fruit.
Like the election candidates’ forum held the preceding night, last Wednesday’s VUWSA Special General Meeting (SGM) commenced a quarter of an hour behind schedule.
Two of the four presidential candidates in the VUWSA general elections gathered in the Salient office last Wednesday afternoon, and despite my initial concerns about what may ensue (hence my insistence that Salient’s Political Editor Jackson Wood also attend), the subsequent interview was, by large, a cordial and civil affair. I was impressed.
New university email accounts for students are now operational and students have been advised to activate their accounts by 29 September to ensure they don’t miss any important course information. The new email system, hosted by Microsoft, increase the storage size of the previous system, as well as “giving [students] access to features like blogging, […]
Wonders if “blanket boy” is still hanging around After twenty-seven years of relatively mediocre tenures by lesser provincial unions, including North Harbour, the Ranfurly Shield, regarded by many to be this country’s premier rugby prize-piece, finally returned to the capital following Wellington’s rampant 27-0 defeat of Auckland last weekend.