2001-12-06

    
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  2001-12-06

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December 06, 2001
  MLB must sleep in the bed it madePDF files may take a moment to load

This month, Major League Baseball voted overwhelmingly in
favour of contraction by a 28-2 margin. What this means is by next season at the earliest, two teams from small markets will be purchased by the office of MLB and their players will be redistributed through a dispersal draft.

December 06, 2001
  Presidential addressPDF files may take a moment to load

I commend the Gauntlet for preparing a special supplement on the history of the University of Calgary.

Universities are creatures of history and this university is no exception. As I have discovered as the new President, the U of C has a fascinating history and one that is longer than most would expect.

December 06, 2001
  History Supplement IntroductionPDF files may take a moment to load

It was about midnight on a warm summer night and I was sitting at the Elephant and Castle Pub with the newly elected Students' Union President Barb Wright. Joining us were Gauntlet photographer Cory Bass and Toby White--Barb's predecessor atop the throne of campus politics. We were talking about Dinos basketball star Leighann Doan, who was just recognized as the best female university athlete in Canada at the Howard Mackie Awards.

December 06, 2001
  Oliver BladekPDF files may take a moment to load

Pros
• A charismatic and successful lobbyist
• Leadership roles in CAUS and CASA
• Got an audience with provincial leaders
• Raised the profile of the SU

Cons
• Strained working relationship with exec
• Poor direct student communication

December 06, 2001
  Nic PorcoPDF files may take a moment to load

Pros
• Overwhelming involvement in committees
• Dedication to student representation
• Works well within the system

Cons
• Ineffective communication with students
• Too portfolio focused
• Unattainable campaign promises

    &nbspNic Porco is like classical music. It takes a lot of effort and examination to figure out and appreciate what it is he does as Vice-President Academic.

December 06, 2001
  Barb WrightPDF files may take a moment to load

Pros
• Is open and available to students
• Professionally and personally accountable

Cons
• Led the botched tuition consultation
• Ineffective lobbying
• Stagnant approach to governance
• Overly concerned with approval

December 06, 2001
  Natasha DhillonPDF files may take a moment to load

Pros
• Highly involved and responsive to clubs
• Visible on campus
• Makes full use of her commissioners

Cons
• Poor prioritization
• No personal accountability
• Too operations focused, lacks balance

     Some Students' Union executives have run great commissions, others have run shitty ones. Natasha Dhillon's Operations and Finance commission falls somewhere in between, in the glorious land of mediocrity.

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