2009-10-29

    
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October 29, 2009
  Battling a $59M deficit at the U of APDF files may take a moment to load

University of Alberta students may want to start squeezing every penny this year, as the administration is considering various possibilities to negate a $59-million shortfall in next year's budget.

On the table are possible increases in service fees, and increased instances of differential tuition across faculties, explained U of A provost and vice-president academic Carl Amrhein, in a two-hour presentation and question period at a packed Students' Council meeting Tue., Oct. 13.

October 29, 2009
  International day of action on climate change unites citizensPDF files may take a moment to load

Saturday, Oct. 24 may not have been a formal holiday, but according to 350.org, it was "the world's most widespread day of political action."

According to the organization's website, "350 is the most important number in the world -- it's what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

October 29, 2009
  Students' Union byelection winners chosenPDF files may take a moment to load

Once again the time of year where a few students moseyed on down to the polls and cast their vote for who should represent their interests in the Students' Union has come and gone.

That's right, the SU by-election results have come in, heralding a new operations and finance commissioner and engineering representative.

Hardave Birk is the new operations and finance commissioner, claiming 64 per cent of the votes.

Birk said he's excited he won and looks forward to working with the SU.

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October 29, 2009
  Students get a hand up with Jason Lang ScholarshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Over the next couple of months, some students will receive mysterious checks in the mail. Those who don't know why they are receiving these checks might think that they have appeared out of thin air or that magic was involved, but they would be wrong -- students with high marks will see extra money in the mail as the province begins sending out the Jason Lang Scholarship.

Students are eligible to receive the $1,000 award three times, said Alberta Scholarship Programs manager Stuart Dunn.

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