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January 23, 2003
  Space: a very Canadian frontierPDF files may take a moment to load

Set your phasers to stunned. A different type of space geek graced Alberta's soil as Dr. Marc Garneau talked about Canada's space program on Wed., Jan. 22 at the U of C.

With relatively limited funding for the Canadian space program, Canadian scientists are forced to piggyback onto shuttles and satellites of larger space-faring nations. Regardless, we are still very much involved in space research.

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January 23, 2003
  Requiem for a History majorPDF files may take a moment to load

It would seem that every time the university decides to play musical chairs with its budget, it's the department of History that gets left standing in the cold. While the Psychologists get shiny new driving simulators, the Lawyers get those plush recliner chairs and free cigars after classes, and the Kinesiologists get dates, crestfallen fledgling Historians are permitted a box of chalk--provided that they share amongst themselves.

January 23, 2003
  Do SUVs fuel terrorism?PDF files may take a moment to load

According to an American protest group, driving an SUV fuels terrorism. Gas profits incurred by corrupt oil companies in the Middle East are used to blow up buildings, build secret weapons of mass destruction and pay Osama Bin Laden's utility bills. SUVs consume more gas than most vehicles, therefore SUV drivers are mutually responsible for the plight of the Persian Gulf--and perhaps the world, should war break out.

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January 23, 2003
  Subverting our branded worldPDF files may take a moment to load

The branding of our environment, both public and private, seems increasingly unavoidable. More and more, advertising is creeping into once out-of-bounds areas like washroom stalls, public schools and even NASA spacecraft. It is said people see upwards of 3,000 advertisements every day, and there seems to be no limit to where advertising will rear its ugly head.

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January 23, 2003
  Leadership conferencePDF files may take a moment to load

Those interested in furthering their leadership skills might be interested in the "Becoming Tomorrow Leadership Conference." Filled with speakers from diverse areas such as politics, media and volunteering, Students' Union Vice-President Irene Enyedy promises the SU/Gauntlet conference will help everyone from undergraduates right up to alumni.

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January 23, 2003
  SLC member's conduct questionedPDF files may take a moment to load

Questions regarding Students' Union Events Commissioner Anant Patel's behavior surfaced again this week as SLC members privately complained about his professional behavior. Patel was observed resting through a presentation by Safewalk coordinators during the Jan. 21 Students' Legislative Council meeting.

In December, SU Commissioner Shawna Little voiced concerns about Patel's behavior in council by bringing attention to Patel's SLC retreat report, which accuses counselors of illegal drug use.

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January 23, 2003
  New VP AcademicPDF files may take a moment to load

Without much fanfare, Students' Union Academic Commissioner and fourth-year Political Science student Jayna Gilchrist became the new Vice-President Academic. The Students' Academic Assembly--empowered last week by the Student's Legislative Council to fill the vacancy left by former VP Academic Rosie Nagra--voted 12-0 in favor of electing Gilchrist, the only candidate, on Mon., Jan. 20. Gilchrist was sworn in at the Students' Legislative Council meeting on Tue., Jan. 21.

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January 23, 2003
  Safewalk funding in trouble?PDF files may take a moment to load

Safewalk received next year's funding from the Students' Union on Tue., Jan. 21, but future funding from the university may be eliminated. Due to budget cuts announced in November, Safewalk funding from University of Calgary administration for the next academic year may face a 100 per cent cut.

"Right now, everything is tenuous," said Safewalk Coordinator Cameron May.

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