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August 2, 2010

Whodunnit?! Posters appealing for the “lost” Section 3 B: Goal 8 of the VUWSA Constitution mysteriously appeared on the Kelburn campus last Thursday. As Salient went to print, no one had claimed responsibility for being the posters’ brainchild. ACT on Campus President Peter McCaffrey and Chair of the Lower North Island Young Nats Lauren Brazier […]

August 2, 2010

Victoria University’s newly opened Alan MacDiarmid building has been gifted the Nobel Prize Medal which belonged to the late scientist of the same name. The medal was gifted to the university by MacDiarmid’s widow Gayl Gentile, who acknowledges that having the building named after him is a huge honour. MacDiarmid was a part-time student at […]

August 2, 2010

Victoria University student Luke Roughton has made his mark on the global stage at the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations held in New York last month. As Oxfam New Zealand’s Control Arms Coordinator, Roughton has been in involved in negotiating a legally binding treaty to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons. Along with representatives […]

August 2, 2010

Victoria University icon and former library cat Sandy Rankine passed away late last month after a long and happy life at the Central Library. Although he retired to Newtown earlier this year, Sandy had been a popular personality at the library since he first arrived in 2003. In 2009 a concert was held at Mount […]

August 2, 2010

A number of Victoria University students will be campaigning this week as part of Amnesty International Freedom Week 2010. This year’s focus is Myanmar, which will this year hold their first regional and local elections in 20 years. Since the military regime took over from Ne Win’s socialist government in 1988, Myanmar has been crippled […]

August 2, 2010

For those of us who don’t study law, a lecture about the South African Constitution may seem boring. This wasn’t the case with Justice Cameron’s compelling lecture The Constitution, Political Power and AIDS, held at Pipitea Campus last Tuesday. Justice Cameron spoke to an audience of around 35 people on the topic of living with […]

August 2, 2010

MTV PIMPS STOCK EXCHANGE They’ve dated moms, pimped rides, found Paris Hilton a new BFF, and now MTV can add opening the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to their list of achievements. Last week the cast of MTV show Jersey Shore rung the bell to open trading at the NYSE in Manhattan. Now in its […]

August 2, 2010

Salient staff members have decided to bid on Brad Pitt’s half-eaten garlic naan on internet auction site TradeMe. It is hoped that the DNA extracted from the garlic naan can be used to clone Pitt, to create a small army of Salient volunteers. This army would be used to produce Salient in the event Sir […]

July 26, 2010

Nominations have closed for the upcoming VUWSA by-election, and No Confidence is once again set to make a showing in the polls. Three of the five positions to be decided in the election are to be contested by only one candidate. Bridie Hood is the only nominee for the Vice-President (Education) position. Hood has filled […]