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April 03, 2003
  The DevilPDF files may take a moment to load

If there's anything positive to say about Electric Jack's, I'm certain that it has to be this: it's always open when you're looking to find someone, and it's always closing when it's time to leave. Dimly lit, filled with smoke, Electric Jack's has been the downfall of more than one of its patrons.

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April 03, 2003
  New U of C admission modelPDF files may take a moment to load

"The university will admit only the number of undergraduate students each year that corresponds with the number of undergraduate spaces available in each faculty."

That was the policy approved by the Committee on Admissions and Transferability in February 2003 and presented to the General Faculties council on Thu., Mar. 27.

Currently, a guaranteed average is established approximately 18 months prior to the time of admission, assuming unlimited student capacity.

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April 03, 2003
  U of C travel restrictionsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students planning travel to certain countries through university programs may have to think again. University of Calgary Associate Vice-President International Dr. Duffie VanBalkom has temporarily suspended approval of travel to countries deemed high risk by U of C's Department of Risk Management, Safety and Security and the Canadian government.

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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
  New Aboriginal students policyPDF files may take a moment to load

The U of C has taken its first steps toward fully accepting and integrating Aboriginal students by being western Canada's second university to pass a Aboriginal Student Policy.

The policy states: "A declaration of support for Aboriginal students and their full participation in the intellectual and cultural life of the university would be a clear expression of commitment to a learning-centred university responding to 'the needs, aspirations, and futures' of Aboriginal students and communities."

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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April 03, 2003
  Calgarians show support for war effortPDF files may take a moment to load

Close to 1,000 Calgarians rallied at the U of C in support of ongoing military action in Iraq on Sun., Mar. 30. Speakers and participants, including veterans and families of armed forces personnel in the war, demanded that Prime Minister Jean Chretien support the Anglosphere nations (the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Australia).

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April 03, 2003
  Increasing residence feesPDF files may take a moment to load

Over 75 students staged a sit-in to voice their anger over potential residence fee increases. Led by Residence Students Association President Sarah Wilson, students met Ancillary Services' Director Peter Fraser for a 45-minute question and answer session on the morning Fri., Mar. 28.

The student concerns were simultaneous increases to tuition and the cost of living on campus, including a potential five per cent increase to annual services fees.

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April 03, 2003
  Report Cards: Women's HockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

B

If I could give marks as compensation for lack of coverage, the Dinos women's hockey team would get an A--but I can't, so they get a B.

Much thought went into this decision as there were many factors to consider. First of all, they only placed fourth out of the six teams in the ACAC. However, that is a significant improvement over winning only one game last year--especially since they no longer have a locker room to call their own.

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April 03, 2003
  Report Cards: TrackPDF files may take a moment to load

B

For a team that describes all of its performances as "good", they should think that a B grade is, well, good.

B stands for the fact that both men's and women's teams did pretty much exactly what they were expected to do: second for the women and third for the men at Canada West, and second for the women and tenth for the men at the CIS Championship. Their overall standings prior to nationals were exactly the same as their results--go figure.

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