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<p>Dante Bencivenga • Morgan Blakely • Grace Elekwa • Holly Flagel • Richard Goldberger • Connor Goodfellow • Kaleem Khan • Tobias Ma • Emily Macphail • Joey Maslen • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Elizabeth Scott • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • • • In honour of the cuts to Alberta’s post-secondary institutions, student unknown is the Golden Spatula recipient this week. The Gauntlet acknowledges that the U of C student body will unquestionably be affected by the budget cuts and that we have become nothing but faceless numbers to our governemnt. Fuck you too, Redford!</p>

March 14, 2013
  Future of post-secondary unknownPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2013–14 Alberta provincial budget has slashed $147 million from post-secondary education operational funding, a 6.8 per cent decrease from last year’s budget.


The provincial budget aims to reduce Alberta’s deficit, which, prior to the budget cuts, was projected at $4 billion. The new budget reduces the projected deficit to $2 billion, but has still generated criticism from opposing political parties who feel the ruling Progressive Conservatives have handled the budget irresponsibly and failed on campaign promises.


March 14, 2013
  Dinos downed in gold-medal finals
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The University of Calgary women’s hockey team was defeated at the hands of the Université de Montreal Carabins in the Dinos’s attempt to defend their national championship title on March 2 in Toronto by a score of 3–2. It was the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport title in program history for the Carabins. Despite the remarkable efforts the defending champions made in the final game, the Dinos’s labours ultimately fell short and they failed to capitalize on several opportunities to pull away from their opponents. 


March 14, 2013
  CompostingPDF files may take a moment to load

This week’s feature is the third in a four-part series on food security. The first part looked at a Canadian perspective, the second looked at organic farms in New Orleans. This week’s is about the benefit of composting food waste. Stay tuned for how to reduce inorganic food waste next week.

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March 13, 2013
  Venezuela’s economic gambitPDF files may take a moment to load

The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, is dead. The former army officer who rose to power following a 1998 election has been lauded as the patriot who freed the marginalized proletariat from the boots of corporations and a corrupt, oligarchical government. He was also condemned as a tyrant who suffered no slights, harassing and sometimes jailing political opponents, or as a bumbler who has left the management of Venezuela’s abundant energy reserves in shambles.

March 13, 2013
  Coming home by coming out PDF files may take a moment to load

This year, scripts have been tossed out as performers draw on their personal stories and experiences for the University of Calgary’s fourth annual Coming Out Monologues, presented by U of C’s Leadership and Student Engagement from March 13–16.


The Coming Out Monologues, inspired by Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, began at the University of California, Riverside in 2007. It was picked up by Texas A&M University in 2008, and soon many cities in Canada and the United States began hosting their own events. 


March 14, 2013
  Memorial for Margo HusbyPDF files may take a moment to load

An on-campus memorial service will be held for University of Calgary professor Margo Husby on March 20 from 7–9 p.m. in Craigie Hall C Room 105. 


Husby passed away on Feb. 13 after a month-long battle with the H1N1 virus. She was 64 years old. 


Her death was the first H1N1 death in Calgary since 2009.


March 14, 2013
  Scholarship to assist adults with ADHDPDF files may take a moment to load

On March 1, 2013, Shire Canada Incorporated launched a new scholarship to assist adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who are pursuing a post-secondary education.


This scholarship is the first of its kind in Canada and will be offered to students in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.


Shire Canada is a subsidiary of Shire International, a health-care organization that helps individuals with life-altering health conditions.


March 14, 2013
  Parking prices risingPDF files may take a moment to load

Parking rates at Calgary’s medical centres and hospitals will be rising as of April 1, 2013 as part of a three-year implementation period to meet increasing market demands for parking.


The rate per 30 minutes will increase from $1.75 to $2, weekly parking passes will raise to $41 up from $40 and monthly passes will increase from $105 to $125 for the first year, according to documents released by Alberta Health Services. 


March 14, 2013
  5 Days for the HomelessPDF files may take a moment to load

Over five days, six University of Calgary students will be living homeless on campus from March 11–15. The initiative is part of 5 Days for the Homeless, a national campaign that began at the University of Alberta in 2008 and has raised $985,000 so far. This year, 26 universities are participating.


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