Changes to laws governing access to alcohol have led to a "perfect storm" for alcohol consumption, meaning students today drink more dangerously than previous generations of students, University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne says.
A 43-year-old Dunedin man is recovering in hospital after his hand was cut off in a workplace accident.
When University of Otago students come back from their mid-year breaks next month they can expect to find some art in unusual places around the Dunedin campus.
Ministry of Social Development figures show more than 320 students in New Zealand, 50 of them from Otago, are making the most of an exemption due to be axed next year.
The University of Otago is happy with the quality of services provided by the Otago University Students' Association (OUSA), but has not committed to any funding for the association beyond this year.
The position of Otago University Students' Association's (OUSA) international students officer has been filled after the second by-election for the role this year.
More University of Otago students have been dealt with by the vice-chancellor for serious disciplinary issues in the year to April than in the whole of last year, figures from the university show.
The number of University of Otago students seeking work far outweighs the number of jobs available, figures from Student Job Search (SJS) show.
University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has hit back at a suggestion that the method used to evaluate research at New Zealand universities has meant academics no longer have the time to participate in community service.
After escaping conflict in the Republic of the Congo and shifting to New Zealand more than six years ago, Emande Mihindou Mahanga was pleased be given the "privilege of being a Kiwi" at a citizenship ceremony in the Skeggs Gallery yesterday.
Students who voted in last week's Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) referendum overwhelmingly support a more environmentally friendly university and OUSA maintaining its independence from the university.
A University of Otago politics lecturer says students in Dunedin have exchanged political activism for "hedonism".
Tom McFadden impressed pupils at Tahuna Normal Intermediate with a combination of hip-hop and science yesterday as he winds up a tour of New Zealand's schools as part of the International Science Festival.
The changes to student allowances in last week's Budget have left fifth-year University of Otago student C.J. O'Connor questioning whether she will go on to study towards a doctorate next year.
The Southern Heritage Trust revisited the "elegance and nostalgia" of yesteryear with a Victorian Steampunk twist at the first of four afternoon teas to be held at the Savoy this year.
Otago Polytechnic has begun a $1 million project to replace its "outdated" coal-burning boilers with two wood-chip boilers, which will heat three-quarters of the institution.
The University of Otago has appointed Tuari Potiki as its new director of Maori development.
With a net value of $1.4 billion, the University of Otago's assets are worth more than those of any other university in New Zealand, figures from the Tertiary Education Commission show.
The University of Otago has questioned the inclusion of $900,000 the Dunedin City Council spent on the western wall of Forsyth Barr Stadium as "unexpected costs", saying it was part of the council's budget for the project "from day 1".