1999-12-02

    
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December 02, 1999
  Volleyball men overcome SpartansPDF files may take a moment to load

It is pretty clear what the Dinos men's volleyball team thought going into their weekend series with Trinity Western University. "We are playing the equivalent of an expansion team. Piece of cake, right?"

The Dinos found out otherwise when the TWU Spartans took them to a fifth game on Friday night before the Dinos regained their composure and won the match 3-2. The Dinos won 9-1 on Saturday in convincing fashion to vault into second place in the Canada West Conference, ahead of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

December 02, 1999
  U of C Wrestlers best in CIAUPDF files may take a moment to load

Thanks to a series of successful meets and tournaments last weekend, the Dinos wrestling teams are on top of the national rankings.

Both the women's and men's teams are ranked first in the country after tearing apart the competition in Saskatoon.

December 02, 1999
  At what cost should free trade occur?PDF files may take a moment to load

It's being called the protest of the century, the greatest security risk Seattle has ever known, and a "kick to the groin" of the ruling class.

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 1999 over 120,000 people will converge on Seattle to shut down the World Trade Organization summit. Their intention is to literally prevent the over 6000 delegates from meeting--to physically bar them from the Seattle Convention Center while simultaneously distributing their message of opposition to the world media.

December 02, 1999
  It's a small world after allPDF files may take a moment to load

Have you ever wondered what a cell looks like magnified over a million times? Or how a piece of metal would corrode atom by atom? University of Calgary students will
soon have first-hand knowledge of these processes.

This fall, the U of C's Faculty of Medicine received $2.1 million in donations to purchase two electron microscopes which will aid in the research of many faculties, including Medicine and Engineering. The microscopes will be purchased this fall and will arrive in six to nine months.

December 02, 1999
  Website slings good profsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students can now surf the net to find outstanding professors instead of badgering others for information.

The University of Calgary launched a new website commending outstanding professors Nov. 15 in the Learning Commons.

The website includes profiles of over 100 professors who have won teaching awards since 1992, according to Coordinator Tim Buell.

"It also allows them to find out about all the different profs from across campus that they might
not necessarily get to know," said Buell.

December 02, 1999
  Amnesty commemorates Rights of the ChildPDF files may take a moment to load

The Grim Reaper came for students last Thursday and Friday, not to spread death and pain, but to help stop it.

The University of Calgary Amnesty International Association held a mini-fair featuring a 10-foot-tall Grim Reaper in MacEwan Student Centre to promote their causes and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

"We want to raise awareness on campus for abused children's rights," said U of C Amnesty Co-executive Director Leanna Jenkins.

December 02, 1999
  U of C students protest WTO in SeattlePDF files may take a moment to load

This week, thousands of protestors, including University of Calgary students, will speak out against negative effects of globalization in front of delegates of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washington. The protesters represent a wide gamut of interests, including environmentalists, social activists, union supporters, and agriculturists.

December 02, 1999
  Pigs to fly at SUPDF files may take a moment to load

"Construction could begin as early as Spring 1996, with a completion date of Fall 1996."
- Students' Union President
Kate Kimberly, Oct. 12, 1995

"Ground will be broken in July. If everything goes well, completion will be August 1998."
- SU Vice-president Finance
Akin Jeje, Feb. 20, 1997

"We may be looking at a spring construction."
- SU President Rob South,
Nov. 29, 1999

December 02, 1999
  Holiday Food Drive wraps upPDF files may take a moment to load

Those persistent volunteers clamouring for your money are gone, but their efforts during the Holiday Food Drive will stock the shelves of the food bank for another holiday season. Although organizers are still tallying revenues, the total for the Nov. 22-26 campaign is estimated to be around $17,000. This is under the projected $20,000 and less than last year's total of $25,000, but the numbers do not worry Students' Union Vice-president External Nassr Awada.

December 02, 1999
  Students upset over overdue finesPDF files may take a moment to load

If you've tried to take out a library book recently and were shocked to discover you have a fine, you are not alone.

In September the University of Calgary MacKimmie Library changed its policy on borrowing and fine regulations.

"I was pissed off [the change] wasn't promoted," said fifth-year Psychology student Eric Charles. "I took a book out and the next thing I know I'm getting fined up the ass."

The library stands firm that they changed the loan policy to provide access to materials.

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