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April 10, 2003
  Good instructors leavingPDF files may take a moment to load

Dr. Linda Henderson, winner of three University of Calgary Students' Union Teaching Excellence Awards, will not be teaching at the university next year. The university instructor's contract will not be renewed, amidst speculation that her views conflict with those of administration.

This has enraged numerous students in many faculties, who do not understand why a professor with such a distinguished career would be let go.

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February 06, 2003
  Degrees mean nothingPDF files may take a moment to load

For potential students, admission to the University of Calgary disregards an applicant's previous degree, if they hold one. However, some think a degree should confer a special status for applicants.

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February 06, 2003
  Nine new scholarshipsPDF files may take a moment to load

Nine new undergraduate scholarships were approved by the General Faculties Council last Thu., Jan. 30. Of interest to most students are the two Jack Perraton Bursaries valued at $2,500 each, offered to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year in any undergraduate faculty at the University of Calgary.

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January 23, 2003
  Teach and learnPDF files may take a moment to load

Students interested in pursuing an education career have two difficult problems. The first is to understand what each grade level entails. The second and more pertinent problem is actually choosing what level to work with. Upon entry into the University of Calgary's Graduate Education program, the students must focus either on elementary school, or junior and senior high.

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January 16, 2003
  1,682 A+ grades awardedPDF files may take a moment to load

Students witnessed something magical in fall 2002--the rebirth of a grade. With the recent standardization of the Alberta post-secondary grading system, last term was the first since 1975 in which U of C students were able to earn A+ grades. According to the Registrar's Office, this highest of distinctions accounted for 1,682 out of approximately 80,000 grades, which works out to 2.1 per cent.

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December 05, 2002
  A blended educationPDF files may take a moment to load

With a budget that leaves no more breathing room than packed university classrooms, the University of Calgary is considering an educational alternative: blended education. What does this mean for students? The Internet isn't just for pornography any more.

On Wed., Dec. 4, Dr. Steven Sorg addressed university faculty and students in a presentation designed to illustrate the implementation of a blended learning system. As

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November 07, 2002
  New courses in innovationPDF files may take a moment to load

Innovation will be both the subject and style of two new courses offered at the U of C starting in January 2003. The courses were approved at the Oct. 24 General Faculties Council meeting and will be available to all students as open options.

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October 31, 2002
  Know your student rightsPDF files may take a moment to load

Has your faculty ever asked you to withdraw? If you find yourself staring at an unfairly graded exam, then you need to get up and fight. You need to appeal. To help you along the long dark road of appeals is your number one fan, the Students' Union Student Rights Advisor, Patti Spady.

"I have been a Student Rights Advisor since May 2001," explained Spady, "I see about 200 students a year."

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October 24, 2002
  Roadside archaeologyPDF files may take a moment to load

several years ago, University of Calgary Professor Dr. Geoff McCafferty noticed something on the side of the highway that peaked his academic interest. To most of us, it would have looked like a big mound of dry dirt, but to Dr. McCafferty, it was a potential archaeological fiesta waiting to be excavated.

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October 03, 2002
  New A+ grading system still needs workPDF files may take a moment to load

A month into the school year, even before an A+ course grade has been handed out, a number of issues with the new system have been identified.

Students' Union Vice-President Rosie Nagra believes a significant issue is the consistency of the A+ grade use throughout the University of Calgary.

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