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March 29, 2010

Do you really need them when you’re dead? A Victoria University expert on organ and tissue donation says cultural sensitivity is sometimes believed to be behind New Zealand’s low rates of deceased organ donation, but the issues are more complex. School of Social and Cultural Studies Senior Lecturer Dr Rhonda Shaw will lead a seminar […]

March 29, 2010

“We are indeed drifting into the arena of the unwell,” says Withnail Last week’s presentation by the Law Commission about their Issues Paper on Controlling and Regulating Drugs sought to promote rational decisions for drug policy. Unfortunately for Law Commissioners Dr Warren Young and Val Sim, only seven people attended, six of whom were vocal […]

March 29, 2010

Yay! Science Stuff There are chickens that are half female and half male—literally. We’re not talking about hermaphrodite chickens, we’re talking about left-half-male and right-half-female chickens. A team of research scientists at the University of Edinburgh procured three of these fantastical gynandromorph creatures and published their study in 11 March edition of Nature, after they […]

March 29, 2010

Women dislike sexist comments Many amazed Research conducted by Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn of the University of Connecticut in the United States has revealed that men who harass women with sexual comments are harming women’s perception of the male gender. Apparently, these findings were a revelation to some. The study asked a group of […]

March 29, 2010

Rocksteady is a documentary that follows the musicians who developed the rocksteady sound as they gather in Kingston, Jamaica, to celebrate their musical origins and play a reunion concert. Rocksteady was a development of ‘step’ music that was popular in Jamaica in the 1950s and early 1960s. Many of the newer musicians could not keep […]

March 22, 2010

Student Union slurs speech Management of the policy governing alcohol advertising on the Victoria campus is being questioned by student organisations after apparent inconsistencies in its interpretation. As organisers of Orientation 2010, The VBC were offered the free use of the Jägermeister stage and mobile van, which comes complete with a PA system. Following this […]

March 22, 2010

French Dept. oversteps the Maginot Line A senior Victoria University lecturer has breached student privacy by accessing a student’s records for non-academic purposes. Salient News Editor Angela Mabey’s student records were accessed last week by Senior Lecturer in French Dr Myreille Pawliez. The breach of privacy came to light after Pawliez sent an email to […]

March 22, 2010

Relations down south are on the mend The OUSA exec has voted to drop their appeal against the 2009 High Court judgment which ruled that the University Code of Conduct (CoC) applies outside of the university. The exec’s decision to drop the appeal comes after much discussion with the University Council, which has held out […]

March 22, 2010

Apparently none of us were good boy scouts New Zealanders are not prepared for a natural disaster, a recent Statistics NZ survey shows. The survey finds that only 15 per cent of households are adequately prepared for a disaster. Civil Defence says to be “prepared” is to have an emergency plan and enough food and […]