Otago Daily Times:

Outrage over felling of varsity trees

Outrage over felling of varsity trees

As chainsaws wailed on Dunedin's University of Otago campus yesterday, student Carol Taurua-McCready held a mature tree and wept.

Curriculum redesign hit dept: Waite

Curriculum redesign hit dept: Waite

A design senior lecturer says the school's research output suffered because of a mandatory curriculum redesign that ate up staff members' time and resources.

Design students present alternatives

Design students present alternatives

University of Otago design students are urging the university to heed their concerns about proposals to ''axe'' university design studies and have suggested two alternatives that might allow the discipline to continue.

Lower efts numbers cost uni $2.806m

A shortfall in student numbers has ushered in a period of moderate budgetary belt-tightening for the second year in a row at the University of Otago.

Students sceptical over uni promises

Students sceptical over uni promises

University of Otago design students are concerned they might not be able to finish their degrees if the applied sciences department closes, despite university promises to the contrary.

Co-winner for Seddon book

Co-winner for Seddon book

University of Otago historian Prof Tom Brooking has been named co-winner of the Ernest Scott Prize for History.

Attack on plan for uni department

Attack on plan for uni department

The University of Otago's design programme is floundering because the university does not understand the field of design, the former head of the department says.

Graduate school for our tech city

Graduate school for our tech city

A joint graduate school specialising in information and communications technology will open in Dunedin and Christchurch next year.

Otago Polytech willing to fill gap left by Aoraki

Otago Polytech willing to fill gap left by Aoraki

Aoraki Polytechnic may withdraw from its Dunedin campus following a proposed merger, but Otago Polytechnic could pick up the slack, the latter's chief executive says.

Design school move opposed

Design school move opposed

The University of Otago is proposing to close down its applied sciences department, threatening the jobs of at least seven staff members.

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