Admin Job Losses Actually Led to Larger Departments

Posted 2:21pm Sunday 9th May 2021 by Denzel Chung

The University initiative which cut 160 support staff jobs for “efficiency” has led to the hiring of at least 170 full-time equivalent staff to replace them. The Support Services Review (SSR) was implemented by then Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne, and basically involved yeeting many Read more...

Building Studentsí Dream New Vice-Chancellor

Posted 9:51pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

With the gaping void left in our hearts by the departure of beloved Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne, students have been left in the lurch when it comes to someone to blame for our next round of department cuts. Critic spent far too much time talking to students about their perfect potential Read more...

Judith Collins Eyes Vice-Chancellorship

Posted 1:28am Monday 19th April 2021 by The Critical Tribune

After a slew of dismal polling numbers and backstabbing within the National Party, Leader of the Opposition Judith “Crusher” Collins is in talks with Otago Uni executives for the vacant role of Vice-Chancellor. Whispers of yet another leadership change in the National Party have Read more...

The Committee: A Tale of Cash, Cocktails, and Conspiracy

Posted 12:10am Sunday 11th April 2021 by Elliot Weir

It’s August 2018. You’re in Year 13. You’re covered in pimples, you don’t know how to blowdry your hair, and your fashion sense is what can only be described as preppy-grunge. Your on-and-off high school girlfriend has just broken up with you because you had a Skype call with Read more...

EDITORIAL: Harlene Certainly Left Her Mark on Otago

Posted 9:24pm Saturday 10th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

Harlene left Otago a few weeks ago, but that was too early in the year for Critic Te Arohi to have our shit together. We’re writing about her legacy now.  Her exit was quiet. There’s not a lot of fanfare about Vice-Chancellors, despite the impact they have. The University Read more...

Goodbye, Harlene

Posted 9:35pm Saturday 10th April 2021 by Denzel Chung

It was a Friday afternoon that no human alive will ever forget. 19 March 2021, the day that Great and Glorious Vice-Chancellor Doctor Professor Vada Harlene Hayne ONZM BA MS PhD left our beloved University. Temperatures plunged as the Sun hid its face in sorrow. Angels wept in the skies up above. Read more...

Harlene Gives Harlene an Honorary Law Doctorate

Posted 11:33am Sunday 21st March 2021 by Denzel Chung

Outgoing Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne got a very special going-away gift from the University: A honorary PhD in Law.  Some get gold watches or silver spoons, but not Harlene. Despite her academic background in psychology, Harlene was awarded a law degree at a graduation ceremony two Read more...

More Students Studying At Otago Than Ever Before

Posted 10:46pm Saturday 13th March 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

With international gap years now off the market, and a lack of jobs available, about a thousand naive lads and lasses with nothing better to do have enrolled at Otago, boosting the total number of students back to pre-Covid levels.  The student numbers have risen by 952 students from last Read more...

Business Time

Posted 3:46pm Friday 24th February 2012 by Callum Fredric

The University and OUSA have forged a new relationship to counteract the threat of the VSM legislation. From now on, the University is going to take your money, and then give it to OUSA for you. Criticís Callum Fredric investigates the ins and outs of this budding romance. For as long as Read more...

Oh Harlene,

Posted 4:04pm Friday 24th February 2012 by Staff Reporter

You know the Vice Chancellor right? That lady in the big fancy office by the Leith? She basically runs the entire University, and well, letís face it, is far too busy and important to sit down for an interview with a little old student magazine. Or so you would have thought. Without a second Read more...

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