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Ballots – Natalie Sit

By Natalie Sit

President: Bryan West While he is a tired retread of SU inbreeding, he is the “best” of the six candidates. VP Academic: Laura Schultz She’s smart, knowledgeable and has concrete plans. You would do the students a huge disservice by not voting for her. VP External: Kevin Maloney Kevin Maloney. He beats out fellow candidate… Continue reading Ballots – Natalie Sit

Universities deny Maclean’s Surveys

By Natalie Vacha

The University of Calgary and 11 other universities across the country will no longer participate in Maclean’s magazine university rankings. In a letter to Maclean’s magazine, dated Aug. 14, the 11 universities¬≠–including four which placed in the top five of their categories in the 2005 survey–stated their withdrawal from the Maclean’s university rankings issue. The… Continue reading Universities deny Maclean’s Surveys

A university report does good

By Natalie Sit

The University of Calgary ended up near the bottom in another university ranking survey–but not in the publication you would think. The Globe and Mail, launched a 16-page supplement where students, not numbers, ranked universities. A scholarship website distributed 120,000 e-mail surveys that apparently demographically and geographically represented the country.Immediately when you hear university rankings,… Continue reading A university report does good

Memorial University faculty strike over

By Natalie Sit

Four thousand three hundred and seventy-five kilometres from Calgary, the faculty of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland went on strike Oct. 31, foreshadowing a possible trend in the Atlantic region and the rest of Canada. The Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association spent a year attempting to secure a salary proposal from the university.… Continue reading Memorial University faculty strike over

News briefs

By Natalie Sit

Uncle Canuck wants you Looking for new experiences and potential help funding your education? Perhaps the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies will be able to help.The cmss is hosting a free lecture by Second Lieutenant Mike Szarmes Thu., Mar. 17. The talk, entitled “The Reserves: What can they do for you?”… Continue reading News briefs

Slow August for campus security

By Natalie Sit

Like most Augusts, last month was quiet for the University of Calgary campus, however, a few people met up with Campus Security. A male was spotted with four brand new chemistry department computers, still in their boxes, exiting from Science A. “[The computers] were not yet installed,” said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. “A regular… Continue reading Slow August for campus security

News briefs: suitable for news-reduced diets

By Natalie Sit

Plasma screens up Two of the four planned SU 40-inch plasma screens were installed in the west end of MacEwan Student Center, Tue., Aug. 31. The screens will generate advertising revenue for the SU as well as provide event and announcement information. NUTV was angered by the screens when they were announced in May, calling… Continue reading News briefs: suitable for news-reduced diets