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24/03/08

The proposal to close Victoria’s Film programme to create a Cinema Studies programme is receiving growing national media attention, as two protests and a forum with University management earlier in the month contesting the closure have so far appeared meaningless. The closure of Victoria’s film programme adds to the proposed closure of Canterbury’s Film Studies [...]

24/03/08

The discovery and subsequent removal of asbestos appears to have been behind the recent rumours of its use in upgrades at a University hostel. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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