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<p>Dante Bencivenga • Kurt Genest • Richard Goldberger • Connor Goodfellow • Kaleem Khan • Tim Louden • Henry Lung • Emily Macphail • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Matthew Parkinson • Mark Villani • Louie Villanueva • Alicia Ward • Jeremy Woo • • • Tim Louden is our Golden Spatula award recipient this week after conquering the undefeated Opinions section debator champion, and fearlessly speaking his mind no matter how offensive. Tim, we at the Gauntlet can’t say we love you, nor can we claim to agree with you all the time, but we can unanimously say that we respect you and your meat-eating skills.</p>

January 30, 2013
  Blackboard to change in summerPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary plans to change its current learning management system Blackboard to different software over the 2013 spring and summer break. Blackboard 8.0 has been in use since 2008. A committee of IT partners, Library, Teaching and Learning Centre representatives determined the shortlist of programs based on utility, as well as surveyed staff and students about each program. The shortlisted software candidates are Canvas, Desire2Learn and Blackboard 9.1.


January 30, 2013
  Hate the gamePDF files may take a moment to load

Overpaid corporate executives are bad for business. Large bonuses have had implications in a lack of corporate accountability, further economic instability and diminishing returns for the average worker’s salary.


The financial crisis of the late 2000s — colloquially dubbed ‘The Great Recession’ — saw the loss of millions of jobs and homes, and the evaporation of trillions of dollars in household wealth,worldwide. In other words, it was unequivocally a global demographic disaster. 


January 30, 2013
  The gift of The SeagullPDF files may take a moment to load

Anton Chekhov, the famous 19th century Russian playwright, was a master of subtext. He was able to express meaning without simply stating things outright, yet this gift did not always result in very exciting plays. However, the University of Calgary’s drama department is taking a different approach to Chekhov’s work, one that blends the subtext of the original with modern day sensibilities to create an entirely new incarnation of The Seagull.


January 30, 2013
  Gaining support in hostile territoryPDF files may take a moment to load

Justin Trudeau visited Calgary on Jan. 28 as part of his bid for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. The Liberals have made big efforts over the past two years to reach voters in Alberta where they have traditionally had little success.


Trudeau gave a speech at the Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary to a full room. The crowd was an assorted mix of business people, young supporters and local 
Liberals.


January 30, 2013
  Crosstown showdownPDF files may take a moment to load

This season, the most anticipated meeting between the Mount Royal University Cougars and the University of Calgary Dinos will take place on Saddledome ice. On Feb. 7, the Dinos and Cougars will meet for the final games of the “Crowchild Classic.” 


This school year marks the first year that both Calgary universities are competing in the same conference. MRU formerly played in the Alberta College Athletics Conference with smaller schools like SAIT and Keyano College. 


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