2002-03-28

    
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April 01, 2002
  Gauntlet joins CanWest GlobalPDF files may take a moment to load

It's official.

Your friendly neighborhood student newspaper is now a part of Izzy Asper's media empire.

"We are proud to welcome the Gauntlet and it's staff to our growing family of media properties," said Asper. "I believe that this--acquisition--will benefit both the our Southam publications and University of Calgary."

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March 28, 2002
  Reading for the massesPDF files may take a moment to load

Before sitting down to write this story, I thought it best to buy a few men's magazines first. When I went up to the register, Maxim and FHM ("for him") in hand, I couldn't help but feel a little embarrassed. With half-naked photos of Tara Reid and Beth Ostrosky gracing the covers, I found myself placing the magazines face-down on the counter.

Why was I so embarrassed? It's not like I was buying porn, was it?

March 28, 2002
  Re: “Politicians fuel the Indian fire,” March 7, 2002,PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Politicians fuel the Indian fire," March 7, 2002,

In response to an article written by Chris Morrison, Dr. Jaydeep Balakrishnan wrote: "As for Pakistan, the governements which gave birth to the Taliban and supported the terrorism in Kashmir can hardly claim to be the protector of minorities. Despite these misguided Hindu fundamentalists, India, with its overall record of multiculturalism, will survive this recent trajedy."

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March 28, 2002
  SU tuition townhallPDF files may take a moment to load

Differential tuition was the hot topic on this agenda.

University of Calgary Students' Union executives presented a townhall on Tue., March 26 to discuss differential tuition, which entails different programs charging different amounts of tuition.

"The SU thinks that there shouldn't be a differentiation between students of different faculties," said SU President Barb Wright. "The differences should only be based on students' interests and academic qualifications."

March 28, 2002
  Controversial CASA conferencePDF files may take a moment to load

It is with caution that five Student's Union delegates term a national lobby conference hosted by the Canadian Alliance of Students' Associations in Ottawa a "success."

The purpose of the conference, attended by SU President Barb Wright, Vice-President External Oliver Bladek, VP Academic Nic Porco and External Commissioners David Rassin and Erin Welk, was to bring issues facing Canadian post-secondary students to the federal government's attention.

March 28, 2002
  Vice over virtuePDF files may take a moment to load

It's deplorable that non-profit groups at the university and the general community lost a valuable source of funding after Finance Minister Pat Nelson brought the axe to bear.

March 28, 2002
  HistoryPDF files may take a moment to load

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but only Miss Cleo could confirm that.

The commonly used symbol for man is the astrological sign of Mars. The relationship between the gender and the planet, however, doesn't appear to have an academic basis.

"Mars is the Roman god of War," says Head of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies Dr. Peter Toohey. "He is the force of war, mayhem, and violence but is no more of a man than any of the other male gods."

March 28, 2002
  Fighting for fathersPDF files may take a moment to load

When a family separates, it's usually the children who suffer.

It's hard to argue with that statement. It's easy to forget the suffering of the thousands of parents denied access to their children.

March 28, 2002
  Reforming academiaPDF files may take a moment to load

In the modern world of diverse education, there is one group demanding the right to open discussion and courses on their position in society. Though minority group focus courses are considered a sign of equality, this new group is the most privileged of them all-men.

March 28, 2002
  The men you never hear about PDF files may take a moment to load

I once attended a seminar presented by a rape survivor who took us through the harrowing event itself and then got to the worst part: the call to the police immediately following the rapist's departure.

"Who's the victim?" asked the desk officer who answered the phone.

"I am," was the answer.

The desk officer burst into laughter, thanked the caller for the diversion and hung up the phone.

Maybe I should mention at this point that the rape survivor was a man.

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