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March 17, 2011
  SU election results bring surprisesPDF files may take a moment to load

While many students are happy with the Students' Union election results, others are surprised. Votes were tallied March 10 when the new SU representatives for the 2011-2012 school year were declared.

Student voter turnout was up seven per cent from last year with 23.8 per cent of eligible voters casting a ballot.

Current president Lauren Webber thinks the increase is partially due to joke candidates Mister Tiddlywinks and Delilah Swift.

March 17, 2011
  Libya needs a no-fly zonePDF files may take a moment to load

The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt are remarkable because they required no support from outside countries. Libya, however, is different. While people died in the Tunisian and Egyptian protests, the leaders of both countries left their posts relatively peacefully. In contrast, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has promised to "die a martyr" instead of relinquishing power. So far the violence he has used against Libyans shows how serious he is.

March 17, 2011
  John O'Reagan is Diamond RingsPDF files may take a moment to load

John O'Regan -- who performs under the moniker Diamond Rings -- is one of Canada's hardest working artists as well as one of her most intriguing ones. Capable of pulling off solo shows that pulse with an unparalleled energy, Diamond Rings deserves attention. On Monday afternoon, I grokked with Diamond Rings -- touching on his artistic persona, being misunderstood and the difficulties an artist faces -- in advance of his Mar. 23 show at Republik.

March 17, 2011
  Letter: Defending the SUPDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet Editorial Board writes ("The SU is Sucking us Dry," Mar. 3) that most of what the SU does is "miscellaneous crap" that should be handled by the administration. I would counter that this "crap," including things like the Den, BSD, clubs, awareness days, the used bookstore, the recycling program and concerts (not to mention the provision of the new shiny digs for the Gauntlet, NUTV and CJSW) constitute a good portion of the heart and soul of students lives at the U of C.

March 17, 2011
  OpenFile offers community newsPDF files may take a moment to load

Community newsletters are a rather limited source of news, but for many Calgarians, that was once the only place to find information about local affairs. The recent launch of Calgary's OpenFile chapter, a new type of online reporting service, might just change all that.

"OpenFile is an open, collaborative news site," explained Calgary editor Katy Anderson. "The idea is that readers can go to the site and open files about whatever they want to."

March 17, 2011
  Sprintosaur at top of the food chainPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos went into the CIS track and field championships expecting big things from their pair of fifth-year sprinters -- Amonn Nelson and Sam Effah. Everything started according to plan with Effah named CIS male track athlete of the year for the fourth straight year and Nelson collecting her first CIS female track athlete of the year title.

March 17, 2011
  Is the CRO the election puppetmaster?PDF files may take a moment to load

I woke up last Tuesday morning and, like 24 per cent of University of Calgary students, I cast my ballot in the Students' Union election. The experience was swift and uncomplicated-- it takes about two minutes from start to finish-- but mine was marked with an unpleasant surprise. After logging in, I was immediately presented with two options for president-- Hardave Birk and Dylan Jones-- not the four I had expected.

March 17, 2011
  SLC approves Quality Money grants for next yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union has released their list of approved Quality Money grants for the 2010-2011 school year. The Board of Governors has yet to approve the list before it becomes official, but in the past the body has only requested minor changes or clarifications. Quality Money is a unique University of Calgary initiative where the school grants the SU over $1 million to allocate to projects which benefit the school community.

March 17, 2011
  Community alerted to release of Calf-ChildPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary Campus Security and Calgary Police Service have issued an alert to students over the release of high-risk offender Derek Ross Calf-Child on March 7.

On Nov. 24, 2007, a young woman was assaulted on campus after being followed by Calf-Child from a downtown LRT station. After she was thrown to the ground, punched and fondled, Calf-Child was chased and tackled by a U of C professor and security guard who heard the woman's screams.

March 17, 2011
  Update on Health Sciences floodingPDF files may take a moment to load

Snow days may be a rarity in Calgary, but weather-related class cancellations do occur. On March 2, the Health Sciences Centre, including the O'Brien Centre for the bachelor of health sciences, received significant water damage as a result of flooding after several pipes in the building burst. The cause is being investigated, but is thought to be due to freezing temperatures.

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