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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 8 July, 3, 1946



In the "Evening Post" of June 27, we read that the Auckland University College Professorial Board has banned practically all student publications for twelve months, including "Craccum," the AUCSA newspaper.

The cause of the ban was an article entitled "Unusual Case," lampooning Professor Pitt, Chairman of the Professorial Board, which appeared in the 1946 AUC Revue Programme.

While the students of this College will deprecate the appearance of such an article, they strongly resent the measures taken by the Professorial Board. It is felt that regardless of the tone or contents of the article, such action is contrary to the rights of free speech and expression of opinion. In addition, this action, if persevered with, will set an extremely undesirable precedent for possible future interference in other University Colleges.