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September 21, 2009

In an effort to entice more assholes to its otherwise polite and genial campuses, Victoria University is to open a School of Intense Dickery and Infinite Smugness in 2010. Based on the wildly popular Faculty of Cheating and Screwing Around at Melbourne’s Monash University, the new school will offer classes in a wide range of […]

September 21, 2009

“MDIA 103 tute incredibly stupid”—MDIA 103 tutor Stereotypical French nincompoop falls down stairs Audience invited to hear how delinquent became prince of Bel Air Short-sleeved polo daring choice for Casual Friday Thom Yorke baritone wows Britain’s Got Talent Little sister caught breathing on brother’s side of car Guy at party almost certainly in a band […]

September 21, 2009

It’s been a week since candidates for this year’s VUWSA General Election stepped out of the shadows and bid Victoria University hello, but an online poll has suggested voter interest lies at the feet of an unlikely contender. Editor of Salient Jackson James Wood, who successfully mounted a campaign for the vacant Mt Albert seat […]

September 21, 2009

Boys manage to find something other than a hoodie to wear to awards ceremony The ASPAs are the biggest event on the student media calendar. Usual attire for student journalists include t-shirts boasting internet memes, jeans, hoodies, and generic sneakers. The ASPAs, however, call for something a little more formal. “We made the dress standard […]

September 14, 2009

Ka kite, money. Ka kite. Victoria University is expected to increase its Student Services Levy by a “substantial” amount in 2010, Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh told a fees forum last Wednesday. The forum, organised by VUWSA and the university, detailed the university’s challenging financial position, and highlighted that tougher times lay ahead. The decision whether or […]

September 14, 2009

Minister of Education Anne Tolley returned from a nine-day jaunt to the US of A early last week, preaching the gospel words of controversial US schools leader Michelle Rhee. The Dominion Post reported that Tolley is considering an idea purported by Rhee which would see prospective teachers with a master’s degree “fast-tracked” into the classroom, […]

September 14, 2009

Nominations for VUWSA’s 2010 executive closed last Thursday with the big surprise that current president Jasmine Freemantle is not seeking re-election. In an interview with Salient last week Freemantle played coy with the prospect of a second term, saying she was strongly considering her future. She did say that if she didn’t run she would […]

September 14, 2009

The fate of five members of the VUWSA Executive whose election is the subject of an investigation will know whether they’ll keep their jobs this Friday. The VUWSA Election Arbitration Panel is expected to deliver its judgement to the Election Committee on three points of contention raised regarding the way the July by-election was held. […]

September 14, 2009

Polytechnic staff to strike, classes you don’t attend to be disrupted Tertiary Education Union members at six polytechnics have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action in response to proposed changes to their working hours. Teachers from NorthTec, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Waikato Institute of Technology, Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki, Whitireia Polytechnic and Unitec have […]