Otago Daily Times:

University defends handling of employee queries

The University of Otago yesterday defended its handling of privacy-related queries from an employee, and rejected criticism that it did not have ‘‘proper systems in place'' to provide the information.

University’s grasp of Privacy Act queried

Evidence suggested the University of Otago did not have ‘‘proper systems in place'' to deal adequately with a request by a university employee for information held about her, under the Privacy Act.

E-govt study finds variance

E-govt study finds variance

Local government is outperforming central government on both sides of the Tasman in responding to email queries, a University of Otago study has found.

Pre-computer tech tutorial

Pre-computer tech tutorial

University of Otago computer science students have had a rare close encounter with punched card equipment used in Dunedin more than 50 years ago.

Gaps to draw in more sand

Gaps to draw in more sand

A University of Otago master's student is trialling ways to save sand dunes below John Wilson Ocean Dr which he says are at risk of being wiped out by any sizeable storm.

$250,000 for study plans at Oxford

$250,000 for study plans at Oxford

University of Otago neuroscience graduate Sam Hall-McMaster is enjoying success after success, having gained two scholarships, totalling more than $250,000, to support study at Oxford University.

New dean appointed

New dean appointed

Canadian pharmacy researcher Carlo Marra has been appointed as the new dean of the Univer-sity of Otago's School of Pharmacy.

From police to proctor

From police to proctor

The University of Otago has appointed Dunedin police officer Dave Scott as its new proctor, replacing Dave Miller, who resigned after only four months in the job.

French WW1 tunnels dug by Kiwis surveyed

French WW1 tunnels dug by Kiwis surveyed

Anyone revisiting once-forgotten tunnels in northern France, dug by New Zealand engineers during World War 1, might be surprised to find names like Dunedin, Bluff, and Christchurch written on the tunnel walls.

Increased cost of study 'worrying'

Increased cost of study 'worrying'

A 2.9% increase in the cost of tertiary education was worrying but not surprising, Otago University Students' Association president Laura Harris says.

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