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May 11, 2015

Victoria’s Capping Revue could be revived in time for this year’s November graduation, if VUWSA Clubs and Activities Officer Rory McNamara has his way. Named for its traditional “capping week” performances during graduation, the Capping Revue is a student performance comprised of comedy sketches, music and dance. Founded in 1921, the show ran until the […]

May 11, 2015

Speculation has intensified in recent weeks over the University’s worst kept secret—its desire to sell the Karori campus. It was publicly gazetted on 1 April that the University was granted title to several lots of Crown land, including the land on which Karori’s Donald Street Campus is currently located. The land was acquired for “university […]

May 11, 2015

The Victoria University Council is under renovation and if last Tuesday’s student consultation forum was anything to go by, the majority of students are either unaware or simply don’t care. Recent changes to the Education Act mean that Victoria must reduce its University Council from 19 members to a maximum of 12 by 2016. While […]

May 11, 2015

VUWSA and the University have made submissions to the Wellington City Council’s recently drafted Long Term Plan for 2015 to 2025. The Long Term Plan looks at the current and future needs of Wellingtonians and sets out how the Council plans to improve the city and what it will spend. VUWSA’s submission pointed out that […]

May 4, 2015

WiFi outages recently left Victoria University students staring at the Chrome dinosaur. The outages, which began on Thursday 16th April have continued for the last two weeks. Issues occurred when the newly introduced wireless router rebooted itself over the weekend of Saturday 18 April. This meant the access points, which students connect their devices to, […]

May 3, 2015

Your teeth are going to be great though Victoria’s law school is clawing back its international rankings, while the law schools at Auckland and Otago have continued to fall. The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Rankings by Subject 2015, released last Wednesday, highlight the top 200 universities around the world for 30 popular subjects. In […]

May 3, 2015

Figures released to Salient under the Official Information Act show that over 80 per cent of all Victoria University library fines generated in 2014 were waived. Last year the library issued $216,836 in fines and of these $176,533 in “system-generated fines” were waived. The University maintained that this return didn’t make the system ineffectual, but […]

May 3, 2015

This column may or may not be commercially sensitive; you’ll have to check with Rick The meeting got off to an inauspicious start. Salient turned up at precisely 6:00pm only for Equity Officer Chennoah to immediately tell this reporter to bugger right off, as the Exec were still in a meeting with University big-hitters including […]

May 3, 2015

Cycle lanes: “Hi.” The Wellington City Council has proposed a new cycle lane plan in the hope of making Wellington at least seem like a cycle-friendly, modern city. According to Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, 76 per cent of Wellingtonians said they would cycle within the city and suburbs if there were more protected bike lanes. […]