Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943
To the contemptible suggestion that T.C. students were of a lower intellectual standard than Varsity ones, V.U.C. replied that it was very much harder to get into T.C. than into Varsity. Not only were the academic requirements stiffer, the entrance age was higher, and students had to pass a rigorous character and physical examination before entry.
V.U.C.'s experience did not at all bear out the remark that T.C. students were not interested in College affairs. Our last three Presidents had all been T.C. students, for example, and this was typical of the participation of young teachers in Varsity affairs.
As V.U.C. was met with this wall of opposition we had to withdraw our motion, but we shall peg away till we get it through.
In the meantime we must show how fruitful collaboration between T.C. and Varsity can be, by making our relations even closer than they have been in the past.