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Dinner in pink raises $1350 for cancer research

Dinner in pink raises $1350 for cancer research

University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students (from left) Kate Dowding (20), Hattie MacLennan (20) and Lucy Boon (21) held a Pink Potluck dinner at a Dunedin student flat last night, to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

Varsity council may shrink

The University of Otago's council would include two staff representatives and the student association president under a proposal released for consultation last week.

'Smart' drugs not such a clever move - research

'Smart' drugs not such a clever move - research

University of Otago PhD researcher Hazem Zohny has warned about myths and ''hype'' involving so-called ''smart'' drugs, and says there is little evidence they improve the academic performance of university students.

University puts Chch development on hold

The University of Otago has put the brakes on plans to develop a $5.5 million plot of Christchurch land in the city's proposed health precinct.

OUSA needs independent voice: speakers

The Otago University Students Association needs to retain a strong independent voice and students should continue to speak out over social injustice.

Tb genome sequencing work gets $86k boost

Tb genome sequencing work gets $86k boost

Research aimed at better protecting New Zealand against highly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis is one of many University of Otago projects boosted by $2.2 million in Lottery Health Research funding.

Master's student focusing onmigrants' health practices

Master's student focusing onmigrants' health practices

The health experiences of migrants in New Zealand's biomedicine-focused healthcare system is the focus of research for Master's student Hannah Bailly.

Views on council make-up sought

The University of Otago will open up public consultation this week on changes to its council membership, a university spokeswoman said.

Uni's $829 million boost to city

Uni's $829 million boost to city

The University of Otago contributed $829 million to the local economy last year, a yearly report evaluating its economic impact has found.

University of Otago graduands - 4pm ceremony

More than 380 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago, mainly with qualifications in commerce and law, in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 4pm today. More than 70 other people will graduate in absentia.

Use knowledge wisely, graduates advised

Use knowledge wisely, graduates advised

Our level of knowledge ultimately makes humans ''the most powerful and successful creature'' on Earth but we need to think critically to overcome the ''downside'' of our reliance on tradition.

Video: Graduation parade

Video: Graduation parade

Around 500 University of Otago graduands parade down Great King Street on the way to the Dunedin Town Hall ahead of two graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

University of Otago graduands - 1pm ceremony - May 16th

About 240 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications, mainly in arts, education, music, teaching and theology, in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 1pm today. About 100 other people will graduate in absentia.

Marketing of Otago 'culture' questioned

Marketing of Otago 'culture' questioned

The University of Otago will have to examine its reputation as a ''party school'' if it wants the student drinking culture to change, the national student association union says.

Speaking up for 'scarfie culture'

Speaking up for 'scarfie culture'

A national television programme about Dunedin student drinking culture was criticised at a University of Otago council meeting yesterday.

A lesson in humility

A lesson in humility

Be bold and make the most of life - but don't forget to be humble.

Double milestone for identical twin graduands

Double milestone for identical twin graduands

Identical twins Hannah and Nyssa Payne-Harker will have two reasons to celebrate when they graduate from the University of Otago today.

Late charges OK in zorb showdown

Late charges OK in zorb showdown

Like a scene from The Lord of the Rings, University of Otago students formed two battle lines and charged head-on into each other yesterday in a zorb ball showdown.

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