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July 21, 2008

Labelling Asian students as a “drain on the economy” because they move overseas to work is unfair and inaccurate, according to one of the authors of a major report. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 21, 2008

A senior academic at Auckland’s Unitec says he is “pissed off” that his qualifications have been called into question, following a Sunday Star-Times report which found his doctorate degree came from an unaccredited online university. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 21, 2008

Otago’s National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) President Abe Gray and two other members of the cannabis law reform group were arrested on the University’s grounds recently. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 14, 2008

Students hit Auckland’s Queen St ahead of last weekend’s New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) conference to protest against increasing levels of student debt, urging the government to introduce a universal living allowance before the general election later this year. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 14, 2008

An international student formerly enrolled at Victoria University pleaded guilty to recklessly setting fire to a student hostel earlier this year, causing more than $1 million in damage. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 14, 2008

VUWSA’s food bank has seen an increase in students using the service in recent weeks, with Welfare Vice-President Melissa Barnard describing the statistics as a “concern for students, the University and the government.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 14, 2008

With Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh suggesting that the current economic situation is to blame for the significant drop in the number of mature students, the University has announced plans to target postgraduate students as part of its 2009 strategy. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

July 14, 2008

The 3D online virtual world Second Life is being used by Victoria’s Design students in their courses. Second Life is a digital world that is “imagined and created by its residents.” Since Second Life opened to the public in 2003, millions of people have become inhabitants of the virtual community. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

July 14, 2008

Despite the cancellation of their meeting last week (apparently some of them were still tired on Wednesday afternoon after a conference that had ended on Sunday), the VUWSA exec are still reassuringly causing me grief Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this