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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 1. February 27, 1948

Fitt Affair

Fitt Affair

At home the influence of corporate action' was most noticeable over the "Fitt Affair." This estimable professor was "libelled" in a copy of the Auckland Students Capping magazine. The council subsequently banned all student publications. The following morning the streets of Auckland were white with slogans of the oppressed.

Events moved so rapidly that no complete account was published. Following the previous night's Press report, it was moved by a timely AGM "That the executive go into the question of publishing an Auckland edition of Salient—a motion which was carried with acclamation. A second motion was also moved and carried. "That this AGM learns with regret of the [unclear: suppsion] of the freedom of the press in Auckland University College and affirms that all student publications should be free from bodies outside the Students' Association."

The attitude of the student body received much publicity in the press.and this was partly responsible for the noted change in policy of the Auckland University Council.