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May 29, 2003
  Le May Doan is Le May donePDF files may take a moment to load

You've surely already heard--it's been in every major newspaper except ours until now--but the Gauntlet would be remiss if it didn't acknowledge the fact that Canadian speed skating legend Catriona Le May Doan has retired.

Last week, at a press conference held at the University of Calgary, a teary-eyed Le May Doan ended her 23-year career--and what a fruitful career it was.

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May 29, 2003
  Hung out to dryPDF files may take a moment to load

Overlooking 300 kilometers of mountain horizon, a serene, enigmatic landscape surrounds the Leighton Arts Centre. The Centre is the site of the annual Clothesline Art Sale, attracting artists, buyers and onlookers Sun., June 1.

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May 29, 2003
  Preston: "Not forcasting doom"PDF files may take a moment to load

With the 2003 Students' Union budget nearly complete, a number of changes will be in store for students. Funds have been allocated for more clubs space and the relocation of the copy centre and used bookstore, and students can expect to pay slightly more for food at the Den.

SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston said students can expect the same services as last year, despite increases in fees charged by the university.

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May 29, 2003
  Appalling aftermathPDF files may take a moment to load

The story of the recent earthquake in Algeria lies buried in Western newspapers nearly as deep as its victims lie buried in rubble.

The aftershocks of this quake are still being felt, and the living conditions in the quake zone have deteriorated far enough to make it likely that many of the estimated 9,000 injured will join the 2,000-4,000 who have already perished.

May 29, 2003
  Lots of rectangles in the Oval PDF files may take a moment to load

Balls were spiked, digs were dug, and medals were won at the 2003 Canadian Open National Volleyball Tournament May 23-25 at the University of Calgary.

The Olympic Oval was transformed into the largest gymnasium in North America--a fitting venue for the largest volleyball tournament ever held in Canada.

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May 29, 2003
  Academic plan discussion reveals needsPDF files may take a moment to load

The first of 16 open house discussions about the pillars of the University of Calgary's academic plan revealed several areas of concern on Tue., May 27. Faculty members were asked what the university's strengths were in the area of public policy and how to improve upon them.

May 29, 2003
  Experts decry virus coursePDF files may take a moment to load

A new computer science course at the U of C drew international headlines this week, and international condemnation.

The course, entitled "Computer Viruses and Malware," will focus on "developing malicious software such as computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses," according to the university, and will be taught by Dr. John Aycock.

Computer security experts have stated that teaching students how to write malicious software--malware--is unnecessary.

May 29, 2003
  Kinesiology expansion this summerPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary will continue its move towards being a more widely recognized research institution with new construction on the Kinesiology Complex.

The expansion, slated to begin in August 2003, will see the construction of new laboratories focused on nutrition, genetics and human performance. The labs are scheduled to open in fall 2004.

The $14 million dollar expansion consists of one floor being added to the Sports Medicine Centre and two being added to the Human Performance Laboratory.

May 29, 2003
  Violent commercials rejectedPDF files may take a moment to load

Advertising. A world full of intrigue and creativity, the possibility of evoking so many emotions, so many images to push whatever product or cause you're behind. With the visual pushed to the forefront in print and television, the power to captivate and convince is markedly more dramatic. Unfortunately, the ability to fail, to cross the line separating provocative and effective advertising from poor taste, is also much easier.

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May 29, 2003
  Listening to Fairy TalesPDF files may take a moment to load

From June 5 until June 7, Calgary will be host to an international selection of movies including a range of genres and nationalities. These carefully selected films are aimed at increasing exposure among audiences more likely to visit ticket dispensing sarcophagi than independent movie theatres. Some are dramatic, some are comedic and, incidentally, they're all gay.

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