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24/03/08

New Zealand academics are disappointed with proposed moves by the British Government to restrict their access to visit and work in the UK, describing the plans as “unnecessarily bureaucratic [and] counter-productive”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

Interview material with Professor Roy Crawford appears courtesy of the New Zealand Herald. A University of Waikato deal with Saudi Arabia could be worth millions of dollars and involve building a new Saudi university. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

Emma Daken interviews the ginge from Otaki, but fails to find out if Helen did actually adopt him. What did you want to be when you were growing up, and why? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

I was expecting a lot more of my first VUWSA Exec meeting experience. There’s little juicy scandal to report (even what was said in committee was slightly boring) and no one said anything really dumb. Welfare Vice- President Melissa Barnard is the exception to the latter, and her attempts to make a really long straw [...]

24/03/08

There are all sorts of crazy theories and ideas about why countries go to war with each other, and or don’t go to war with each other. Democratic peace theory, Golden Arches Theory, Clauswitzian ideas, Heglian ideas, machtpolitik, Economic theories, Evolutionary and rationalist Theories. Theories ad naseum. However none of these really explain the motivations [...]

24/03/08

Registrations with Student Job Search (SJS) have hit record levels this year, with Victoria University students largely contributing to the high registration – up to 825 students from 590 in 2007. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

17/03/08

A recent report by One News alleging that “hundreds” of tertiary students in New Zealand are turning to sex to pay for their education appears to be misrepresentative following further investigation by Salient. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

17/03/08

Changes to the Memorial Theatre in the Student Union Building are being considered in order to address the current shortage of large-capacity lecture theatres. As part of wider upgrades undertaken by the University, the Memorial Theatre may be converted into a part-time lecture theatre, although Jenny Bentley, the University’s Director of Facilities Management, maintains that [...]

17/03/08

The economics research undertaken by slain Otago University student Sophie Elliott prior to her death is to be published in the University’s departmental magazine and an online Oxford University economics journal. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this