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April 03, 2003
  Ontario teases students' empty walletsPDF files may take a moment to load

Ontario colleges and universities will enjoy a few extra political dollars scheduled to flow in with the new provincial budget, but students' wallets will remain as empty as before.

On Mar. 27, Ontario's budget proposal signaled new funding to colleges and universities of about $60 million in 2003-04 as a part of a multi-year commitment.

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April 03, 2003
  No free PhDs at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

PhD students at the U of C will not see tuition waivers in the near future, according to U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten. The issue of waivers for PhD students, as practiced in some other Canadian universities, was raised in the Mar. 27 General Faculties Council meeting.

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March 27, 2003
  Tuition: 6.3 per cent, and differentialsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students eerily chanted "Harvey, Harvey, Harvey," and shouted "Down with tuition!" outside the U of C Board of Governors meeting on Fri., Mar. 21. Lofty students smacked picket signs against a second-story Dining Centre window from outside. Even the walls rattled at times with pounding. But none of these actions stopped the board from implementing differential tuition and a maximum allowable tuition increase of 6.3 per cent for undergraduate students. This year's decisions follow a 3.7 per cent base tuition hike in November, 2001.

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March 20, 2003
  Tuition fearPDF files may take a moment to load

Crickets, climbing walls, and happy meals. What do they all have in common? They were all part of the Students' Union's Tuition Fear Factor held Tue., Mar. 19 in front of MacEwan Hall.

SU Commissioner Richard "Krafty" Bergen hosted the event, and was pleased with the outcome.

"It was our first time doing something like this so there were a few bugs we had to work out," he said. "All in all, I was impressed with how well it went."

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March 20, 2003
  Our own Tent CityPDF files may take a moment to load

"It's the new hippie movement."

Students' Union President Matt Stambaugh proudly eyed just one corner of his temporary kingdom in front of MacEwan Student Centre as he described the almost one-hundred tents erected since Monday.

Students from almost every faculty united against proposed tuition increases in the soggy pre-spring bog.

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March 20, 2003
  Mullet madnessPDF files may take a moment to load

Bad hairdos befell the U of C campus this week as a few unlucky students turned their tussles into "Mullets Against Tuition," Mon., Mar. 17 in MacEwan Student Centre.

The event marks yet another phase of the Students' Union's "Tuition Awareness" campaign against the university's proposal of 7 per cent maximum tuition increase for all faculties next fall, as well as limited differential tuition.

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February 27, 2003
  $11,000 tuition fightPDF files may take a moment to load

A mechanical bull ($1,100), a car bashing device ($20), and food for a tent city of 2,000 people ($4,532) are all on the tuition fight 2003 budget approved by the Students' Legislative Council on Tue., Feb. 25.

"We need to get a lot of people out: it all comes down to size," said SU President Matt Stambaugh. "U of A had a rally but it was not as big as it could be."

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February 13, 2003
  Admin pushes differential tuition, 6.3% increasePDF files may take a moment to load

If the University of Calgary administration has its way, differential tuition will not only raise fees for MBA, Law and Medicine students, but the rest of us will see a 6.3 per cent increase in tuition--and if an extra $260 a year isn't enough to keep the riff-raff out, what is?

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January 30, 2003
  Fun and informative tuition events aboundPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is hoping to increase awareness about differential tuition this February through events held all across campus. They plan to take their presentation to all faculties and hold events in MacEwan Students Centre to promote awareness and dialogue on differential tuition.

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January 23, 2003
  U of A gets differential tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

Students won a partial victory against differential tuition in Edmonton last week. The University of Alberta Board of Governors agreed to exclude the Bachelor of Commerce program from a differential increase, but raised general tuition by 6.9 per cent instead of the proposed 6.4 per cent to recoup the difference.

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