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October 3, 2008

I was forwarded a certain email by three different sources this afternoon. The said email is one sent by Sonny Thomas (or at least sent from his email address) to Jasmine Freemantle, the day after the election results were announced. The contents of it are below: ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Sonny Thomas Date: Thu, […]

October 3, 2008

Despite the announcement of the results earlier this week, the furore and brouhaha that probably characterised this year’s VUWSA general elections looks set to continue, with Sonny Thomas announcing his intentions to lodge a formal complaint with Returning Officer Roy Siemens to investigate “concerns” that have allegedly been raised over the amount of money spent […]

September 29, 2008

Current VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove has made a string of accusations against Sonny Thomas – one of the candidates vying to succeed him in the role – who has dismissed the allegations as a “distraction tactic.”

September 29, 2008

Last Tuesday’s candidates’ forum provided an apt explanation for my weary approach to VUWSA, with its nit-picking, hair-splitting and pettifogging.

September 29, 2008

Like the election candidates’ forum held the preceding night, last Wednesday’s VUWSA Special General Meeting (SGM) commenced a quarter of an hour behind schedule.

September 29, 2008

Two of the four presidential candidates in the VUWSA general elections gathered in the Salient office last Wednesday afternoon, and despite my initial concerns about what may ensue (hence my insistence that Salient’s Political Editor Jackson Wood also attend), the subsequent interview was, by large, a cordial and civil affair. I was impressed.

September 22, 2008

Contained in the next issue of Salient (Issue 22, September 22) will be a news piece regarding (mainly) the election campaigns currently being run by two of the four presidential candidates – Sonny Thomas and Jasmine Freemantle. When I interviewed Jasmine for this article last Thursday afternoon, she made several allegations against Sonny that I […]

September 22, 2008

Thomas says competitors are “a joke,” Freemantle says she is strong competition Almost immediately following the end of the nomination period in the upcoming VUWSA general elections, two of the candidates for the Association’s presidency have become embroiled in a vicious war of words.

September 22, 2008

In response to a recently released Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, the vice-chancellors of the country’s universities have urged the government to invest scarce tertiary education dollars into universities rather than individual students.

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