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February 12, 2000
  Culture Jamming :PDF files may take a moment to load

If you have ever tried to find a Snapple or a Coke on campus, you have glimpsed the power of advertising. There's not a Coca-Cola product to be found because Pepsi helps pay for your university career in exchange for your undivided consumer attention. Big business means big money, and big money means anything's for sale--even your university.

February 10, 2000
  Reader disgusted by offensive TLF, Gauntlet hypocrisyPDF files may take a moment to load

Just a short note to share with you my disgust, at, what I would hope was a simple "oversight."

How noble and honourable, your reminders on both pages 9 and 10 of the Feb. 3 Gauntlet edition about "no sexist, racist, or homophobic submissions" being printed in either the three lines free or letters to the editor. Is this where you draw the line? All other 'isms' acceptable?

Apparently it appears so.

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February 10, 2000
  Interview: Rob SouthPDF files may take a moment to load

Rob South, president of the Students' Union, is currently involved in an embroglio over a recent Governors meeting in which he did not second a motion for a zero tuition increase.

He has been a target of criticism by this paper for working too closely with administration in negotiating a 65 per cent tuition deal. He met with the Gauntlet Mon., Feb. 7.

Gauntlet: What's your opinion of what went down on Friday?

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February 10, 2000
  Coming to South's defencePDF files may take a moment to load

It seems that the days of reason have vanished from the campus at Calgary. Students' Union President Rob South is under fire for sticking to his guns at the recent Board of Governors' meeting. And, so it appears there will be calls for South's impeachment. U of C students will be lucky if South decides to stick around at all.

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February 10, 2000
  Sure thing doesn't come throughPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos went into the weekend looking to guarantee a playoff spot by sweeping Trinity Western University, but ended up with a split and an insecure future. Calgary won 76-56 on Friday, but lost the next game 68-64 leaving a window for the Spartans to steal the final playoff spot next weekend.

February 10, 2000
  SU to admin: MYOBPDF files may take a moment to load

University administration was accused of interfering with Students' Union business at Tuesday's Student Legislative Council meeting.

While discussing SU President Rob South's conduct at Friday's Board of Governor's meeting, Vice-president Operations and Finance Amanda Affonso publicly admitted that relations with administration were strained.

"I don't think it's fair the way Exec[utive] and the SU staff have been treated since Friday," said Affonso. "Administration thinks Exec set [South] up [for a] fall."

February 10, 2000
  South avoids impeachmentPDF files may take a moment to load

Impeachment is not imminent for Students' Union President Rob South, despite calls for his removal from office by student activists.

A straw vote at Tuesday's Students' Legislative Council meeting established that the disqualification of South would not come from within the SU. The written straw vote, which asked, "Do you support the impeachment of Rob South as well as provincial pressure?" resulted in 15 "no" votes and to five "yes" votes.

February 10, 2000
  Students call for South's impeachmentPDF files may take a moment to load

Students marched around campus demanding the removal of Students' Union President Rob South immediately following the Feb. 4 Board of Governor's meeting.

The calls for removal were a direct result of South's refusal to second an amendment for a zero per cent tuition increase.

Students at the meeting shouted, "Second the motion," as South began to deliberate on the amendment, choosing not to support it in the end.

February 10, 2000
  U of C politicians talk ReformPDF files may take a moment to load

Last Sunday saw the debut of Canada's newest national political movement at the University of Calgary.

The Reform Party on Campus and the Progressive Conservative Association at U of C, hosted a meeting to familiarize interested parties with the proposed Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance (Canadian Alliance). The meeting was also intended to encourage student participation in the creation of the proposed party.

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