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November 08, 2001
  Raj Pannu graces U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta's smallest political party made big plans on the weekend.

The Alberta New Democrats held their 2001 Annual Convention in Calgary from Nov. 2-4. The convention focused on plans and policy making for the 2005 provincial election campaign.

Alberta NDP leader Raj Pannu outlined a clear direction for the party during his address to the convention.

"When social democratic parties are strong, democratic institutions can move mountains on

November 08, 2001
  Branding and beautifyingPDF files may take a moment to load

Campus looking a bit drab? University lacking a certain panache? The University of Calgary Students' Union, among others, have a solution.

In early October, External Commissioner David Rassin had the idea of erecting flags displaying the University of Calgary crest along University Drive, similar to what has been done at numerous other universities.

"This year, the SU has talked a lot about 'branding,'" Rassin explained. "This project is simply a way of implementing that."

November 08, 2001
  "Suspected offender nabbed," Nov. 1, 2001PDF files may take a moment to load

Kudos to the Gauntlet for its coverage of the arrest of suspected sex attacker Ralph Gould. Both of Calgary's local newspapers mentioned the arrest, but neither adequately followed up and the let the story disappear in the following days, ignoring further developments. They seem to be treating these crimes as University of Calgary and Mount Royal College problems as most of the reported assaults happened on either campus, but they are not--they truly are community issues.


November 08, 2001
  Re: " War crime guilt is a global affair ," Nov. 1, 2001,PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Chris Morrison's article perfectly displays the blissful doublethink of certain members of today's media.

He criticizes the trial of Milosevic as hypocritical, "those accusing him are just as guilty," while also managing to criticize the American bombing campaign in Afghanistan with a reference to their having blown up "Red Cross buildings."


November 08, 2001
  MP from the EastPDF files may take a moment to load

It was a Friday night that revelled in the wonders of youth and good old partisan politics.

On Fri., Nov. 2, the Progressive Conservative Youth of the University of Calgary hosted a presentation by Scott Brison, MP from Kings-Hants, Nova Scotia.

Brison preached mostly to the converted, though several of the people in attendance were not directly affiliated with the PC party.

November 08, 2001
  Wanted: one new Club Committee ChairPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union needs a new voice for clubs. Club Committee Chair Greg Hovdebo resigned and the race is on to replace him.

"I have been informed that I am not well," annouced the ever-unorthodox Hovdebo at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Students' Legislative Council. "This fact has been communicated to me by my bowels."

November 08, 2001
  Squeaky wheels get no greasePDF files may take a moment to load

Protests against tuition increases were ignored as the University of Alberta Board of Governors approved a budget raising tuition by 3.65 per cent for the 2002/03 academic year.

The increase, approved at the Nov. 2 BoG meeting, will add $142 to basic U of A tuition fees, making tuition more than $4,000.


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