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September 15, 2008

I had the rare privilege – I said, the rare privilege – of attending a rugby game in Palmerston North two weekends past. The slicksters from our fair capital city had travelled north to Turbos country to indulge in a delicacy many Air New Zealand Cup sides have come to know as “Absolutely hammering Manawatu […]

September 15, 2008

A week out from the closing date of nominations for the VUWSA general elections, rumours are abuzz around the Student Union Building over the possible nominees. Current Campaigns Officer Sonny Thomas is thus far the only known nominee for the Association’s presidency.

September 8, 2008

A document publicly released by the VUWSA executive last Thursday has outlined a series of proposed changes to the current structure of the Students’ Association, including the disestablishment of at least three existing fulltime positions and radical changes to future Orientation Week events.

September 8, 2008

As you are aware the current VUWSA executive has endorsed a Change Proposal for public consultation. This document has been prepared and delivered by several of those executive members and will potentially effect campus clubs, orientation, Salient, and Uni Games amongst others as well as potential income derived by sponsorship.

September 8, 2008

Nominations for the 2008 VUWSA general elections begin this week, two weeks later than the date allowed under the official constitution. However, according to a legal loophole discovered by current Administration Vice-President Alexander Neilson, this postponement is permitted if it is intended for the “good management of the organisation.”

September 8, 2008

I approached last week’s VUWSA exec meeting with trepidation – tension is in the air at VUWSA, and it’s nearly election time. I was expecting a wild ride. As I sat down at the meeting room table I immediately blanched at the meagre offerings that had been provided. I wasn’t in the mood for capsicum. […]

September 8, 2008

A report from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has highlighted several changes in the demographics of tertiary education, such as a continuing decline in tertiary education enrolments and a narrowing of the gender gap.

September 8, 2008

Promising that “slow and unreliable email will soon be a thing of the past,” the University has recently announced plans to introduce a new email system for students in the coming weeks. Hosted by Microsoft, the new system will replace the current system in place and includes many new features such as instant messaging, online […]

September 8, 2008

It made Time magazine’s 2007 50 Best Websites list. It has its own spinoff series on MTV’s US college network, mtvU. It has been both criticised and praised by students and university professors alike. It is www.ratemyprofessors.com.