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New Pokemon designs pale in comparison to originals, say adult fans of Pokemon

By Brent Constantin

International followers of the Pokemon franchise, who are all of legal age to vote and run for political office, voiced their disapproval over the upcoming release of the latest entries in the long running series, Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. “The new character art is atrocious,” said 27-year-old master’s student Jeremy Long, a fan since… Continue reading New Pokemon designs pale in comparison to originals, say adult fans of Pokemon

GNST 300 tutorials set to change

By Ashad Mukadam

Students registering in General Studies 300 Fall 2011 semester will notice some differences with the structure of the course’s tutorials. The University of Calgary faculty of arts will increase tutorial sizes from 25 to 30 students and will also have the tutorial components of the course taught by graduate students from the faculty instead of… Continue reading GNST 300 tutorials set to change

SU science faculty rep resigns from office

By Ashad Mukadam

After an unexpected loss, undergraduate students in the faculty of science will now be voting for a faculty representative in the upcoming Students’ Union by-election. Ola Mohajer resigned her post as a faculty of science representative Sept. 30 after being denied a term excusal in the Student Legislative Council meeting last week. “The SLC decided… Continue reading SU science faculty rep resigns from office

GSA president resigns from office

By Brent Constantin

On March 24, shortly after passing a referendum to leave the Canadian Federation of Students federal lobby group, Graduate Students’ Association president Veronique Dorais-Ram submitted her resignation to the General Representative Council. GSA vice-president academic Dan Bidulock will serve as interim president until May 1, when the incoming president, James Lange, takes office. In a… Continue reading GSA president resigns from office

University of Alberta Students’ Union president resigns from office

By Brent Constantin

The University of Alberta’s Students’ Union is now one executive lighter after president Kory Mathewson suddenly resigned his position effective January 11. Citing personal reasons for the decision, Mathewson leaves the SU midway through his first term in office after winning 53 per cent of the vote last March. The SU now has the option… Continue reading University of Alberta Students’ Union president resigns from office

Rumours in Africa hurt vaccination campaigns

By Meaghan Carrier

The University of Alberta’s Dr. Amy Kaler shared Africa’s struggle with vaccination efforts on campus last week. Her guest lecture focused on reproductivity, rumours and counter-epistemic convergence in contemporary Africa. Failure to reproduce in certain countries or among certain social groups is the most primal political threat to the continuity of community, argued Kaler. “The… Continue reading Rumours in Africa hurt vaccination campaigns

Celebrated playwright takes the reigns of U of C drama

By Nicole Dionne

There’s nothing that mimics life as graphically, or as realistically as theatre,” says new head of University of Calgary drama department, Clem Martini. An award-winning playwright, screenwriter and writer of short fiction, he’s been a professor at the University of Calgary for a number of years, prior to his new position. With this experience, he’s… Continue reading Celebrated playwright takes the reigns of U of C drama

University signs $40 million deal with Xerox

By Rebecca Pfliger

The University of Calgary officially privatized another university department last week, dubbed the IMAGinE project.The U of C signed a $40 million, seven-year contract with Xerox Canada to revamp all printing, scanning, storage and document creation services on campus. The deal is expected to save the U of C $13.8 million over the length of… Continue reading University signs $40 million deal with Xerox

Hancock resigns

By Chris Beauchamp

Alberta Advanced Education minister Dave Hancock resigned his cabinet post this week to pursue leadership aspirations for the Progressive Conservative Party. The move comes on the heels of Premier Ralph Klein’s announcement that he will step down in six months. It also comes while the post-secondary system is smack in the middle of a comprehensive… Continue reading Hancock resigns

U of C signs Xerox agreement

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

The University of Calgary’s Board of Governors voted in favour of the Xerox IMAGinE agreement last Friday. This decision allows the university to continue to pursue outsourcing of Printing Services to Xerox and eventually enter into a contract, which has Printing Services employees worried about their jobs. The agreement involves several aspects, including the replacement… Continue reading U of C signs Xerox agreement