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April 02, 2004
  Proposal to help TAs net two students tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

A proposal for fourth-year students to assist tas in labs netted two students tuition for a semester.

The President's Challenge is issued each year by the University of Calgary administration to seek out students who have good ideas for inexpensive and effective small steps to creating a better learning experience on campus.

April 02, 2004
  Helping those affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorderPDF files may take a moment to load

The Circle of Friends is more than the circle of friends we see in That 70's Show. It's a group created by the Calgary Health Region to promote awareness of social issues that affect everyone.

Sat. Mar. 27 saw the culmination of a group of high school students' work with the launch of a marketing campaign to raise awareness among 16–24 year olds about the debilitating disease Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

April 02, 2004
  Taft new Alberta Liberal leaderPDF files may take a moment to load

It was an overnight transition from the political outskirts to front and center government critic when Dr. Kevin Taft's scathing review of the Klein government, Shredding the Public Interest, was published in 1997. Klein responded to the book in his famous tongue-in-cheek manner, telling Dr. Taft that if he felt so strongly, he should run for public office.

April 01, 2004
  Of improvisation and canned hamPDF files may take a moment to load

Are you a night owl searching for something to spice up your Saturday nights? Are you looking for something new and different to satisfy and tantalize your taste for live entertainment? Can't find an open supermarket at midnight on the weekend?

Well, you don't have to go to the French Maid or the fresh food black market. Nope, search no further than the Plaza Theatre where a fresh, new improvisation troupe performs every Saturday night.

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April 01, 2004
  Fitness AlternativesPDF files may take a moment to load

Checked out the Fitness and Lifestyle Center (a.k.a. "the gym") lately? Been there, done that? Well, this reporter headed out into the vast world of "alternative" health and wellness and came back with some activities to improve not just the body but the mind as well.

Taoist Tai Chi: fists of soft

April 01, 2004
  Shaving heads for a good causePDF files may take a moment to load

Over 140 people lost their locks in support of cancer research Wed., Mar. 31. The event, organized by Providing a Voice, a University of Calgary student-run organization, raised over $75,000, just under their goal of $100,000, to donate to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.

Last year 23 people shaved their heads in Scurfield Hall and raised close to $28,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, specifically in support of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

This year things were bigger.

April 01, 2004
  U of C faculty morale low: surveyPDF files may take a moment to load

A new survey paints a bleak picture of faculty morale.

The survey, conducted by The University of Calgary Faculty Association, questioned department heads on areas like classes, students, evaluating methods and research activities. Overall, the survey reports "the mood is grim, and in a few, there is a mood of black despair."

April 01, 2004
  SU President Jayna Gilchrist censuredPDF files may take a moment to load

Students' Union President Jayna Gilchrist was censured by student leaders due to her conduct and lack of leadership in a unanimous vote.

External Commissioner Jim Bailey brought the motion forward at the Tue., Mar. 30 Students' Legislative Council meeting. Gilchrist was not at the meeting as she was helping at the SU's screening of Discordia, a film about the riots at Concordia University when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to speak.

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April 01, 2004
  Overturn thisPDF files may take a moment to load

(Ed note: This ran as the column "Nugatory" online last week.)

The most extensive democratic exercise at the University of Calgary is now in doubt as the Students' Union Review Board overturned the wishes of over 6,500 students on the grounds that an undetermined, but not unknowable, number of students' votes were uncounted.

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