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SU reclaims the Library levy

By Bao Ho

The Students’ Union Library Endowment Fund is once again under the control of students.The SU Library Endowment levy, which has been collecting five dollars from every undergraduate student since its inception in 1997 to go toward an endowment fund, was voted unanimously on the Sept. 8 Students’ Legislative Council to be administered by the SU.… Continue reading SU reclaims the Library levy

Expansion delayed…again

By Bao Ho

MacEwan Hall expansion has been delayed; again.Construction of the long-awaited expansion building is slated to begin next month. Another setback pushed back the date of the ground breaking from September to October.Students’ Union plans for expansion have been ongoing since 1996 and have suffered numerous delays in that time.“We can only make a rough estimate,… Continue reading Expansion delayed…again

New class teaches science students business skills

By Emily Ng

Undergraduate students at the University of Calgary are learning about the biotechnology industry careers available after they graduate in a new class called business and biotechnology. The medical science course is offered under the bachelor of health sciences program at the U of C and is taught by professor Derrick Rancourt. Rancourt said he modeled… Continue reading New class teaches science students business skills

Student-athletes go to Universiade

By Erin Shumlich

Student-athletes from around the world will be gathering in Shenzhen, China for one of the world’s largest athletic competitions — second only to the Olympics in size. Shenzhen, located directly north of Hong Kong, will be the host to Universiade. This year 10,000 athletes will compete Aug. 12-23. In order to qualify, an athlete must… Continue reading Student-athletes go to Universiade

News for the unnewsed

By Morgan Haigler

Credit card protest continues A University of Calgary undergraduate paid his $1,037 tuition with coins Monday, in protest of the U of C’s decision to stop taking credit card payments. Political science student Teale Phelps Bondaroff carried more than 90 kilograms of rolled nickels and dimes in a wheelbarrow to the registrar’s office. He explained… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

Malawi’s struggle with AIDS

By Jonathan Davies

Africa is a continent without hope because of war, crime, poverty, hunger, but mostly because of disease,” said Calgary physician Dr Chris Brooks citing a recent article from The Economist. Yet Brooks gave up a well-paid medical position in Canada to found and operate Lifeline Malawi, a faith-based Non-Governmental Organization in the remote village of… Continue reading Malawi’s struggle with AIDS