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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.



Open Day 1968

After the success of this 1967 innovation it was held on June 13th 1968 with the Education Officer as Open Day Controller. About 5,000 members of the public took advantage of the opportunity and could choose from among a large variety of lectures, Club activities, displays and performances. Joint Committee and the Education Committee

Following a motion passed in an Education Sub-committee, I sent to the Joint Committee a submission which asked the Joint Committee to consider placing a student (preferably the Education Officer) on the Academic Sub-committee of the Professorial Board.

This request paralleled another submission which asked that three students be given membership of the Board.

Because there were to be three student representatives on the Professorial Board and on some other Sub-committees it was felt, particularly when a planned shift in emphasis in the work of the Academic Sub-committee came into practice; that student representation on this sub-committee would be neither useful nor desirable.

The Compulsory Foreign Language Requirement

In July, the President and I presented a petition to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr D. B. Taylor. It requested that he immediately re-open investigations into the value and status of the compulsory Foreign Language Requirements in the B.A. and post-graduate Science degrees.

The petition which had almost a 1000 signatures was a step which showed the growth of resentment at the apparent indifference on the issue. The Vice-Chancellor offered to organise a staff-student meeting and at the time of writing the first of a series of meetings between the Executives of the Arts, and Literature and Languages faculties and five student representatives had taken place.

Caroline McGrath