Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948
Harry Evison is an Arts graduate, now doing History Honours. He thinks that the main concern of the Executive should be the immediate problems of the College itself. The chief issue at the moment is that of obtaining better service for the students in staffing equipment and accommodation. For this it is essential that as much co-operation with the staff as is possible should be achieved. A more adequate bursary scheme, with more full time bursaries in all subjects, is a pressing need. Attendance at lectures should be optional, so that those students who do not find lectures essential could be more free to study privately. The building fund campaign is of course a first priority, and should be pursued [unclear: with the almost vigour].
Maurice is a law student, secretary of the Political Science Society, acting-President of the Catholic Students' Guild, has participated in debates, and is a member of the Law-Faculty Club. He supports the campaign for the Building Fund; and any movement in the College which has as its aim the improvement of student amenities. To support this aim, he supports a closer liaison between the Executive and affiliated clubs.
For the co-ordination of club activities, it seems desirable that a system whereby meetings of all clubs would be posted on the one board, so that any clash of speakers and subjects would be avoided.
Maurice also believes that the university should be brought closer to the community. He advocates the appointment of a member, responsible to the Executive, to handle ail relations between the Association and the Press.
This is particularly important in the Jubilee year, when it is essential not only that the past should be fittingly celebrated, but that the future should be assured by an increasing realization by the people of New Zealand of the valuable part that the University and its students can play in national life.