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October 22, 2009
  Local students shine in world competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

Students from the University of Calgary placed sixth in an international competition to build energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes. The Solar Decathlon, which concluded Friday, featured teams from across the globe.

Team Alberta consisted of 40 students and faculty members from the University of Calgary, SAIT, Mount Royal University and the Alberta College of Art and Design. Team members spent over two years constructing a solar powered home. Read more about the competition in next week's Gauntlet.

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October 22, 2009
  Alberta tuition third highest in country: StatsCanPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta students pay the third-highest tuition in the country, coming in at over $600 more per year than the national average.

According to a Statistics Canada report, undergraduate tuition went up by four per cent last year to an average of $5,520.

The report also highlighted Alberta's high compulsory fees, which increased by 31 per cent last year.

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October 22, 2009
  University hotel opens its doorsPDF files may take a moment to load

The university is offering patrons the opportunity to "spend the night with Alma, and spend only $109." The new on-campus, full service hotel -- located in the Dr. Fok Ying Tung International House -- is among the first on-campus hotels in the country. The hotel opened Tuesday.

Owned and operated by the University of Calgary, Alma boasts 100 rooms and suites with daily maid service, Wi-Fi Internet and flat screen TVs, as well as a bistro and meeting facilities for up to 125 people, all contained in the campus core.

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October 22, 2009
  200 students face academic misconductPDF files may take a moment to load

Two hundred Ryerson University students could face academic misconduct for posting and viewing old coursework on a new study site, universityjunction.com. Donna Bell, the university's academic integrity officer is alarmed about students sharing assignments on the study site, explaining she is fine with collaboration, but individual assignments still need to be done individually.

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October 22, 2009
  Creatures, fun and climate change actionPDF files may take a moment to load

Dress up as your favourite climate threatened species and join street performers and fellow citizens in a lantern adorned parade around the Bow River on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

The International Day of Action on Climate Change has been organized by Step it Up Alberta in co-ordination with various community groups to demonstrate Calgarian's concern about Canada's role in the International Negotiations on Climate Change, taking place in Copenhagen in December.

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