Datacom(e) pay your power

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

The IT industry’s innovative ways have now extended to their recruitment process with one company offering to pay a flat’s power bill when applying for a role within their company. Datacom Systems Limited has been coming to the University’s career expos for around eight years now, but last year Read more...

Queens suffers ungraceful fall from grace

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

Popular Dunedin venue Queens Bar has had its application for an on-licence declined following a hearing before the Dunedin District Licencing Committee on 11 April. The decision concerned applicant Ian Robbins, of Dogtown Limited, who sought a licence after letting his expire at the end of the first Read more...

Burst pipe streams deluge onto unsuspecting nerds

Posted 1:58pm Sunday 27th April 2014

More than half of the Central Library’s ground floor computer lab was forced out of commission during library hours after thousands of litres of water flooded the area prior to the Easter Break. A burst water pipe in the ceiling caused water to cascade from light fittings both in the Central Library Read more...

Direct order leads to less than NORML confrontation

Posted 1:58pm Sunday 27th April 2014

A number of confrontations between Campus Watch, the Police and Otago NORML’s 4:20 protests have left speculations rife that the University is attempting to remove the protest group from Campus. A recent incident culminated in Police almost trespassing a member of NORML after he was mistakenly Read more...

Monarchy cook up plan to diversify crown assets

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent visit to Dunedin has been revealed to be part of a wider push by the Monarchy to diversify their portfolio of investments abroad. A night of travel away from Baby George provided the Duke and Duchess with a bit of rest and relaxation in Dunedin, and an Read more...

Laura Harris victorious as OUSA Education Officer

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

This year’s first OUSA by-election has welcomed newcomer Laura Harris to the Executive in the role of Education Officer after she took out 36.09 per cent of the total votes. Harris was a clear contender for the role after a markedly articulate performance at Tuesday’s public forum, despite the Read more...

Proctology

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

This week in Proctology has revealed that a bit of broken glass may be good for University finances, and “slurping the suds” in the Botanic Gardens is not advised. The Proctor has said there has “been an increase” in the amount of bottle breaking going on around campus. While it “might sound nice Read more...

$20 Million Upgrade Will See Wireless Across All Campuses and Significantly Improved Network Speeds

Posted 4:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

The University’s Internet has for some time been plagued by criticism due to its inconsistent speeds, varying performance and general unreliability. However, a key project for Information Technology Services (ITS) this year is the overhaul and significant upgrade of the University Network and Read more...

No Goodbye to By-Elections

Posted 4:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

The resignation of Education Officer Jordan Taylor has prompted the start to what promises to be another year of by-election folly. While the nominees include current Recreation Officer Henri Faulkner, which may see a shuffle around of the Executive, there are also a number of fresh faces. Should Read more...

Execrable | Issue 7

Posted 4:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

This week’s Executive meeting was more akin to a marathon, clocking in at nearly three hours long, with a disappointingly large amount of the meeting taking part in Committee of the Whole, which Critic does not have the right to report on. Despite this, Ruby competently chaired the meeting Read more...

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Claudia Herron

News Editor 2014