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MindFight: Diploma exams should be… All multiple choice!

By Sarelle Azuelos

Last week, Alberta’s Education minister Dave Hancock announced that the written portions of math and science diplomas would be cut, leaving an entirely multiple choice exam. Students and teachers alike were angered by the change for a variety of reasons. Some argued that students would never learn how to communicate how they got to answers.… Continue reading MindFight: Diploma exams should be… All multiple choice!

Wildrose takes riding as voters send message to Ed

By Sarelle Azuelos

The Wildrose Alliance gained some provincial street cred Monday after Paul Hinman won the Calgary-Glenmore byelection. “It didn’t matter who won,” said Duane Bratt, a Mount Royal University political analyst. He said that no matter what the outcome, constituents lost senior cabinet minister and deputy premier Ron Stevens and got a back bench MLA. Only… Continue reading Wildrose takes riding as voters send message to Ed

Rice speech taints policy school opening

By Sarelle Azuelos

When former United States secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was invited to the University of Calgary, a clear message on our academic direction was sent. Rice came to give a speech on “critical issues facing North America from a global perspective” for the U of C School of Public Policy’s grand opening. The $500-a-plate event… Continue reading Rice speech taints policy school opening

Provincial budget gives U of C some breathing room

By Sarelle Azuelos

The 2009 provincial budget released last week had some good news for post-secondary institutions across Alberta. The University of Calgary will receive a six per cent funding increase from the province as part of their regular revenue. The six per cent is the last installment of a three-year promise to the university for more funds.… Continue reading Provincial budget gives U of C some breathing room

University investigates retracted research findings

By Sarelle Azuelos

Six years ago, a University of Calgary researcher, along with peers from South Korea, claimed to have found a way to control blood glucose levels for up to five months. The study was retracted last week and the U of C started an informal investigation into the cause. Former U of C diabetes research chair… Continue reading University investigates retracted research findings

SU supports faculty amalgamation

By Sarelle Azuelos

With a possible arts faculty amalgamation around the corner, the Students’ Union has taken another step to ensure that the quality of education for the students affected is maintained. At the end of April, the University of Calgary board of governors will meet and vote on combining the arts, humanities, social science and communication and… Continue reading SU supports faculty amalgamation


By Editor

Correction, In last week’s article [“Grad students lose vote to bylaws,” Sarelle Azuelos] it was incorrectly stated that Lindsay Penner was a masters student. She is a PhD student. The Gauntlet apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.

Spun: Paper Moon

By Sarelle Azuelos

Paper Moon, a five-member ensemble from Winnipeg, need to spend a little more time at the drawing board — or writing board, if there is such a thing. While the group starts off their third album Only During Thunderstorms with a fresh, happy and light pop sound, the lack of thought-out lyrics ends up being… Continue reading Spun: Paper Moon