It was the battle of the wearables at the recent Lincoln University Demonstration Dairy Farm Focus Day with presentations of three different electronic monitoring and management systems.
According to reports, during early January at least 20 staff were asked to be interviewed one- on-one by a “visiting academic” preparing a report for the univer- sity’s council. It turns out that the man was Professor Robin Pollard, who has been appointed vice- chancellor, starting in mid-March. The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) says it is considering legal options. The Hound would love to be a fly on the wall at the first staff meeting when the new vice-chan- cellor meets with his new ‘free and frank’ staff members.