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August 3, 2009

New Kids on the Block had a buncha hits, and Chinese food makes me sick. I also think it’s fly when girls stop by for the summer… for the summer. I also think it’s fly when new kids drop by the exec for the summer. Unfortunately, they haven’t arrived yet, so I’m left with no […]

August 3, 2009

Victoria University Associate Professor Chris Marshall has been honoured with a certificate of Sustained Excellence and a cheque for $20,000 at this year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. Marshall, who teaches at Victoria’s School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, has been teaching Christian studies for over 20 years. His specialities also include the study […]

August 3, 2009

A survey released by UMR Research has shown that Wellington has the lowest levels of happiness in New Zealand, with many students at Victoria sharing the load. Of the 15,000 people sampled nationwide, Wellingtonians were reportedly less happy this year than the last. The survey said that essential factors contributing to happiness include relationships with […]

August 3, 2009

New VUWSA Education Advocacy Organiser Louise Wallace has formally apologised to Class Representatives after inadvertently publishing their email addresses in a newsletter last week. The mistake occurred when Wallace unintentionally included the addresses of 70 of VUWSA’s Class Representatives in the CC field instead of the private BCC field. Wallace attributed the mistake to a […]

August 3, 2009

Campus Angels returning to Te Aro, looking for love from heaven above VUWSA’s Campus Angels service will be returning to the Te Aro campus for a three-week trial starting on Wednesday. The service provides for designated Angels to walk late-working students home from campus. The service will be available to Te Aro students on Wednesday […]

August 3, 2009

Newtown residents warned to bunker down, prepare for Thunderdome The suburb of Mt Cook, home to a number of Victoria University students, has seen an increase in the number of intruder burglaries recently. The increase in burglaries has local police urging residents to improve their home security. The majority of homes targeted have had no […]

August 3, 2009

Although unconfirmed when Salient went to print, rumours have abound that controversial VUWSA Exec member Robert Latimer plans to resign his role as Education Officer. Latimer’s election to the position of President of Can-Do, the disability students’ rep group, is believed to be a reason for the resignation. Recent reports have also suggested Latimer had […]

August 3, 2009

SPORT with Nina ‘Forward‑Pass’ Fowler FINA have belatedly banned full‑body polyurethane swimsuits, the innovation blamed for Michael Phelps’ shock loss to unknown German Paul Biedermann. Banning dodgy technology used by able‑bodied athletes is relatively straight forward; banning athletes who use technology to help them adapt to a disability is more complex. In January 2008, the […]

August 2, 2009

The Lundy 500, scheduled for August 29, has been called off after editor Jackson Wood spoke to members of the Lundy family this evening. Members of Mark and Christine Lundy’s family had earlier contacted Wood to express their feelings over the event. Wood spoke with three groups of family members tonight to apologise to them […]

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