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August 17, 2009

Have you ever considered what the year 2048 will hold? Students from Victoria University’s School of Architecture certainly have. The typically inert campus came alive last Friday evening as teams from Vic, Auckland University and UNITEC competed in Australasian design contest Superstudio. With only 24 hours to dream up what would become of petrol station […]

August 17, 2009

In the week that wasn’t at Albert University Somerset’s Albert University has done its part to tackle the topic of abortion, with the faculty of science playing host last week to a series of reasoned conversations between members of several fundamentalist religious sects and a group of militant pro-abortion lobbyists. The three day conference included […]

August 17, 2009

And this time it’s not students playing with their couches University of Otago Vice-Chancellor David Skegg has told university staff to expect job cuts and the closure of some programmes in the wake of measures being undertaken by the university to make ends meet under new budget restrictions, the Otago Daily Times reported. The government’s […]

August 10, 2009

I mean, they learn English—they’re not Brits. Well, they could be, but… Students enrolled in English Language classes at Victoria University have voiced unhappiness with a series of cuts to courses in the department for next year. The cuts will see a number of classes that teach medieval and old English literature be removed as […]

August 10, 2009

Salient’s controversial Lundy 500 protest has been cancelled following a huge public outcry. The event received universal condemnation from numerous figures in the community following its announcement on 31 July. The protest was to have seen vehicles travel from Petone to Palmerston North, the same route travelled by convicted double murderer Mark Lundy on the […]

August 10, 2009

A petition presented by Act on Campus President Peter McCaffrey challenging the validity of last month’s VUWSA by-election has drawn absolutely no response from the Returning Officer Mark Maguire. The petition calls for a formal inquiry to take place regarding three points of contention. It contends the electronic ballots used in the election were unconstitutional, […]

August 10, 2009

Residents at a number of Victoria University’s halls of residence have been cautioned following a series of negative attacks in response to an inflammatory letter. A letter that appeared in Issue 16 of Salient from a person purporting to be a Weir House resident sparked an intense response from residents of other halls. The letter, […]

August 10, 2009

Tobias Funke misinterprets “adult class,” is arrested A turnout of 200 people in a march against night-class funding cuts last Tuesday was described as “pleasing” by members of the adult education community. Braving rain and cold, protestors chanted “They say cut backs, we say fight back” on a march which left Wellington High School en-route […]

August 10, 2009

With the results of the by-election confirmed [Or perhaps not. See page 9. JJW] and the resignation of Robert Latimer, last week’s Executive meeting saw many new faces thrown into the colourful world of VUWSA: Women’s Rights Officer Caitlin Dunham, Activities Officer Guy Williams, Environmental Officer Zachary Dorner, International Officer Luke Cao and Vice President […]

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