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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 2. March 23, 1959


The select committee set up late in 1958 to study student administration at Victoria has brought down an excellent report involving the most sweeping and the most sensible changes in living (since 1950 maybe) memory.

The report from the Committee is written by John Hercus and Peter O'Brien. The other members were Brian Shaw, John Marchant and Bernie Galvin, the last two former presidents of the association.

Briefly, the report suggests streamlining the sub-committee system and passing all minor decisions to the reduced number of sub-committees to be retained. Exec would act as a policy-making and co-ordinating body, getting free of a mass of detailed work.

For Exec the select committee offers the portfolio system in work at the other three universities. There would be five officers (as at present), together with eight committee members elected to specific portfolios, each to be chairman of an association sub-committee responsible for the detailed administration of the portfolio.