Edmonton wins Calgary wins less

By Steve Smith

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: “Not quite censorship,” May 27, 2004,

At the University of Alberta at least, the webboard has done wonders by:

1. Getting new people involved in student politics;

2. Getting information about Students’ Union events out;

3. Making elected officials accountable for their opinions;

4. Facilitating interinstitutional opinion sharing without even spending thousands on conferences);

5. Helping students get answers to academic and student life questions;

6. Building community among people who need to work together in the SU; and

7. Making student councilors much more informed about issues on which they make decisions.

I suspect there have been more benefits, I’m just too lazy to think about them. Leave the forums up.

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