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    Otago University: Critic and conscience or censor?

    Otago University: Critic and conscience or censor?


    EDITORIAL: It is well known that universities have a mandated role in the Education Act to be the critic and conscience of society. It could be argued that New Zealand universities do not embrace this role as often as they should. We hear too rarely from...

    EDITORIAL: It is well known that universities have a mandated role in the Education Act to be the critic and conscience of society. It could be argued that New Zealand universities do not embrace this role as often as they should. We hear too rarely from academics and researchers about areas of interest that intercept with urgent social topics. Talk to some in private and they will say that they are either too busy or wary of putting their heads above the parapet. 
    The menstrual magazine that broke the camel’s back

    The menstrual magazine that broke the camel’s back


    OPINION: Student media is a vital part of the collective student voice. It is an outlet for student related stories, stories that cannot be published in other mediums and an outlet for criticism of the institution to which we belong when necessary. We...

    OPINION: Student media is a vital part of the collective student voice. It is an outlet for student related stories, stories that cannot be published in other mediums and an outlet for criticism of the institution to which we belong when necessary. We launched protest against Otago University's actions because we believe their actions to be intentional and deliberate censorship. Despite saying that the removal of the magazines was a communication mistake between Campus Watch officers and higher authority, hours after the statement calling it a mistake was released, Campus Watch officers were still removing posters of the cover image that were being put up by students.
    Uni Association investigated allegations staffer sent penis pics to sexual violence workers

    Uni Association investigated allegations staffer sent penis pics to sexual violence workers


    The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) investigated allegations a staffer sent multiple penis photos to fellow workers on an ACC-backed campus sexual violence prevention...

    The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) investigated allegations a staffer sent multiple penis photos to fellow workers on an ACC-backed campus sexual violence prevention programme.  
    University of Otago confirms job changes

    University of Otago confirms job changes


    Hundreds of University of Otago staff have learned the fate of their jobs after months of...

    Hundreds of University of Otago staff have learned the fate of their jobs after months of uncertainty.
    Teacher censured for sleepovers made 'a clumsy attempt' to incorporate tikanga Māori

    Teacher censured for sleepovers made 'a clumsy attempt' to incorporate tikanga Māori


    A teacher who ignored warnings against hosting sleepovers for her students failed to maintain the boundaries between teachers, students and whānau, a tribunal has...

    A teacher who ignored warnings against hosting sleepovers for her students failed to maintain the boundaries between teachers, students and whānau, a tribunal has found.
    How much does the Government spend on education in NZ?

    How much does the Government spend on education in NZ?


    The Government's spending on education per person since the start of the decade has risen, but only...

    The Government's spending on education per person since the start of the decade has risen, but only slightly.
    Destruction of period magazine 'censorship'

    Destruction of period magazine 'censorship'


    The removal and destruction of a student magazine dedicated to the topic of menstruation by the University of Otago was "censorship" and went against everything the university stands for, the Critic - Te Arohi editor...

    The removal and destruction of a student magazine dedicated to the topic of menstruation by the University of Otago was "censorship" and went against everything the university stands for, the Critic - Te Arohi editor says.  
    Gardening skills could be key to life without handouts, say students

    Gardening skills could be key to life without handouts, say students


    A vegetable garden in every school where children could learn to grow their own food would make a big difference in the fight against child poverty, a Taranaki student...

    A vegetable garden in every school where children could learn to grow their own food would make a big difference in the fight against child poverty, a Taranaki student says.
    Being a principal can be a heartbreaking job

    Being a principal can be a heartbreaking job


    ​KidsCan has had its government funding renewed. One Taranaki principal talks about the remarkable differences the programmes have made to children in hardship in her...

    ​KidsCan has had its government funding renewed. One Taranaki principal talks about the remarkable differences the programmes have made to children in hardship in her school.
    Bohally won't block co-location if asked to 'come to the table'

    Bohally won't block co-location if asked to 'come to the table'


    A Blenheim intermediate school has thrown the college co-location plan a lifeline, saying it will "come to the table" if approached by the Ministry of...

    A Blenheim intermediate school has thrown the college co-location plan a lifeline, saying it will "come to the table" if approached by the Ministry of Education.
    Teacher shortages at new high, according to secondary principals survey

    Teacher shortages at new high, according to secondary principals survey


    Almost half of secondary school students are being taught by teachers who don't specialise in the subjects they're teaching, a report has...

    Almost half of secondary school students are being taught by teachers who don't specialise in the subjects they're teaching, a report has found.