2013-11-28

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Melanie Bethune • Zachary Canfrancisco • Reem Ghaleb • Liv Ingram • Jenny Lau • Taryn Mahoney Honoré Nault • Connor Sadler • Adbellah Salam • Tina Shaygan • Kalista Sherbaniuk • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Remi Watts • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes out to Jack Middleton and Abdellah Salam, whose departure from regular contribution we announce with sadness. After years of dedication to the comics section, Jack and Abdellah have moved on to greener pastures at an insurance firm. They will probably both remember this moment years from now with profound sadness as the window during which they could have realized their dreams to become professional comfort, but instead chose a life of soulless pleasures. Well, good luck guys!

November 30, 2013
  Women’s basketball finishes semester on topPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos basketball teams played their final games of the semester against the Brandon University Bobcats in back-to-back home games on Nov. 29–30. The women’s team snuck out of the first game with a close 66–64 on a clutch buzzer-beating shot by fifth-year guard Tamara Jarrett. In game two, the Dinos sent the Bobcats home with their tails between their legs, winning 73–53.

“I’m really pleased with finishing 2013 with two wins at home,” said head coach Damien Jennings.

November 28, 2013
  Admin building displays university’s poor prioritiesPDF files may take a moment to load

President Elizabeth Cannon’s office will now be 400 square feet with an additional 175 square foot bathroom. With this new office, Cannon will be able to have two homes, or perhaps she’ll just move into her office permanently. Maybe we can find more in the budget to make a little kitchen for her. Better yet, let’s just get her a chef and a court jester and turn the university into a castle.

November 28, 2013
  Instant noodles — a destructive but tasty brew PDF files may take a moment to load

You may have questioned just how unhealthy instant noodles really are. Is this just another undergraduate myth, like a fictitious hangover remedy? Well, it turns out instant noodles really are terrible for you — you might as well pump salt into your veins. Instant ramen, instant rice, frozen entrees and so on have charmed their way into the stomachs of many students.

November 28, 2013
  Why November is the suckiest month of allPDF files may take a moment to load

November, formerly a month of mind-numbing sluggishness, has now become a mad scramble of planning to buy things we can’t afford while attempting to work off that extra turkey weight. Being a broke student never stings more than in November, when nothing alleviates the sad reality of trying to justify that costly female Spock Halloween costume which seemed essential so recently. Merry Hallowthanksmus, everybody. Tis the season during which our three most insatiable holidays heap shameless consumerism upon us.

November 28, 2013
  Sacrificing academic integrity for fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

A report by the Canadian Association of University Teachers recently revealed that the U of C has signed deals that essentially give corporate donors veto-power over where their research grants are spent. This report has brought the U of C’s reputation into question. Academic institutions have a responsibility to provide an education free from private interests.

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November 28, 2013
  New report shows strong corporate influence on U of C researchPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary signed two research deals, with the last finalized in 2007, that jeopardize the academic integrity of the school, a report from the Canadian Association of University Teachers says.

The report claims control of U of C budgets and research is ceded to corporations under two agreements called the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for In Situ Energy and the Consortium for Heavy Oil Research by University Scientists. Before the report was filed, the deals were unknown to the public.

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