Posts Tagged ‘Massey University’

Shincheonji cult extends its reach to Palmerston North

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

South Korea’s Shincheonji cult has made its way to Palmerston North, prompting a warning to tertiary institutes the cult could target highly populated student areas. Tertiary institutes say they have proper ways to keep an eye on students after fears were raised about the “highly effective cult” by members of Crossroads Church. They were recently Read more

Posters depicting Hong Kong protests removed by Massey University

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Massey University is being accused of suppressing freedom of speech after staff ripped down posters promoting democracy in Hong Kong. Several posters supporting the democratic protests in Hong Kong were pasted on advertising columns at the Palmerston North campus on Thursday night by a group of students wanting to raise awareness for the turmoil unfolding Read more

Samoan pastor wins Massey three minute thesis contest

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A Samoan pastor has won the “Three Minute Thesis” competition at Massey University with a snapshot of his doctoral study on counselling in the church. Alesana Pala’amo beat eight other finalists and captivated judges with his presentation titled “Researching God: Come talk to your Pastor”. Mr Pala’amo, from the School of Health and Social Sciences Read more

Ivan Snook receives honorary Doctorate

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Professor Emeritus Ivan Snook has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Massey University. He received a Doctor of Literature for his outstanding service to the University and outstanding contributions to education in New Zealand and internationally. Professor Snook established and chaired the first Massey University human ethics committee, and led the development of the University’s Read more

Schools blind to gifted Maori

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Gifted Maori children are being overlooked in the classroom because teachers are failing to recognise their unique genius, says a researcher. Massey University education associate professor Jill Bevan-Brown said schools tend to focus on academic subjects but giftedness in Maori students is broader.