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March 25, 2010
  Graduate students vote to leave CFSPDF files may take a moment to load

Graduate students voted this week in a referendum on the future of the Graduate Students' Association's membership in the Canadian Federation of Students.

"We have been meeting with grad students and putting up posters around campus as part of our referendum campaign," said GSA president Veronique Dorais. "We are following the bylaws of the CFS, and have even invited them to participate."

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March 25, 2010
  Second year sweet for Show Us Your ShortsPDF files may take a moment to load

One year ago, a group of University of Calgary students banded together to create a film festival as part of their film class practicum. What resulted from that experiment was the three-day Show Us Your Shorts film festival celebrating the craft and potential of short films along with the intrepid spirit of short filmmakers, both locally and abroad.

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March 25, 2010
  USRI system down, but not out during repairsPDF files may take a moment to load

While students will soon be participating in an evaluation process for their winter courses, the system that administers the ratings -- capturing the results and allowing students to access them­ -- remains broken.

The Universal Student Ratings of Instruction, an evaluation process used for all credit courses at the U of C, will be distributed both on paper and online in the final few weeks of the winter semester, even though the system the tool runs on is down.

March 25, 2010
  U of C announces new presidentPDF files may take a moment to load

Although students may still not know how much their tuition will rise in the fall, they now know the new face behind any increases.

The University of Calgary announced yesterday Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, current dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, as the school's 8th president since its creation in 1966.

Cannon was selected by the 18-member presidential advisory search committee formed February 26, 2009.

March 25, 2010
  Tuition protest moves to the capitalPDF files may take a moment to load

A bus-load of students from the universities of Calgary and Lethbridge joined hundreds more from the University of Alberta and descended on the steps of the provincial legislature in defiance of market modifier and compulsory fee proposals March 18.

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March 25, 2010
  Editorial: Tuition uncertainty drags on...PDF files may take a moment to load

The ongoing saga of Alberta tuition took another odd turn this past week, as budget meetings scheduled to approve the university's proposal seems to be shelved until the end of the academic year.

Key committee meetings leading up to the University of Calgary's budget approval vote have reportedly been postponed. The bump of these U of C meetings may result in the April 12 board of governors meeting being re-scheduled, yet again, likely to sometime in May or June.

March 25, 2010
  Technobyte: The trials of digital note-takingPDF files may take a moment to load

Going into Engineering in Fall '08, I expected everyone to be taking notes on their computer. I felt ready for it, having gotten a new computer over the summer break, with Microsoft Word 2007 looking all shiny and bright. Sitting down in AMAT 217, I was immediately overwhelmed with Matrices, Derivatives and Limits- nothing Word allows you to create quickly!

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