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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 2. March 27, 1958

Freshers' Welcome

Freshers' Welcome

Dr. Williams, as first Vice-Chan-cellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, made the necessary substitutions in past welcoming speeches and delivered it to 200-300 freshers. For further information as to content see "Salient" 1957, 1956, etc. Presenting his usual suave, Edwardian appearance, the president of the Students' Association attempted to be original and gave an interesting outline of student life, University changes and the work of Exec.

It's an old story that universities accumulate knowledge because the freshers bring some with them from school and the graduates take none away. Bearing this in mind, the old hands around the place were only too glad to bow to the wisdom of the freshers. Among the gems floating around were the following:—

Overheard at freshers Welcome supper—

Female fresher in disappointed tones: "They aren't very full. I thought they wouldn't be able to stand."

Repeated in a geography class—

Fresher to Prof. Buchanan: "Is the Dean of Science busy?"

Overheard in the main corridor—

One female fresher to another: "Isn't it vulgar to sit in the common common-room?"