Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 6. June 3rd, 1948
I.S.S. is not concerned only with relief. Its other activities include the exchange of information, and the facilitation of student travel and exchange. We include some items of information which we have received recently. They are reprinted from the N.Z. I.S.S. Bulletin which we receive regularly from Dominion headquarters in Christchurch.
Greece. Greek students amongst those exiled by the Greek Government to the bleak island of Ikaria, have been brought under the care of W.S.R., which is undertaking to bring them clothes and medical aid as many of them are suffering from tuberculosis.
Holland. At the revival of the annual intervarsity sports for Dutch women students, the prewar car race was eliminated, owing to the shortage of cars and petrol, and a hitchhiking race was substituted.
Poland. Before the war, there were 27 Polish universities. There are now 36. With a decrease in the Polish population of 10 million, the increase in the proportionate number of students following university courses is more than doubled.
Moreover, there has been a change in the social origin of the students. The gates of higher education are now open to the children of workers and peasants. The admission courses, preliminary courses, and proper selection of the newly entering students assures the accessibility of the institutions of higher education of students from humble social origins which was impossible ten years ago.—A. McLeod.