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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 12. September 6, 1954

[N.Z.U.S.A. Updates]

At N.Z.U.S.A. Council earlier this month it was moved and carried that the history departments in the University Colleges be asked to include an option in the history honours courses on Asian History. Mr. Beaglehole (Res. exec.) considered the motion impractical. The National University of Australia at Canberra has a Chair of Oriental Studies but when U.N.Z. will decide to endow a similar Chair is a moot point.

The University Senate, meeting at Massey, agreed that as from 1958 no exemption at Stage III would be granted unless the student concerned had completed at least three units including a Stage II unit, as an internal student. At last! In and [unclear: after] 1961, the student must have completed at least four units, including a Stage II unit, as an internal student. Thus the University is preserving the highest standards of education for the label B.A. or B.Sc.

The A.U.C. delegation to August Council meeting of N.Z.U.S.A. appeared to have lost all interest in student affairs. They are the "old men" of N.Z.U.S.A. and their staged walkout at some time after midnight was not only in extremely bad taste but indicated a lack of responsibility among the members of the delegation. Admittedly the Council had been in session for a considerable while during the final day and evening, but with only general business to discuss and with other delegates as weary as they were they might have been more considerate. Their leader's remarks re "Salient's" last editorial were also in poor taste and Indicated a superficial attitude of mind.