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March 02, 2000
  National Post at U of MPDF files may take a moment to load

Student press leaders are crying foul after free National Post distribution began at the University of Manitoba Mon., Feb. 21. While some U of M students appreciate the move, the Canadian University Press and the campus student paper, the Manitoban, warn this could spell the end of student press in Canada.

March 02, 2000
  Faculty passes collective salary agreementPDF files may take a moment to load

Members of the University of Calgary Faculty Association recently approved a tentative new collective agreement and compensation package. Eighty-four per cent of voting members approved a package that will raise faculty salaries by four per cent, retroactive to July 1, 1999. TUCFA considers salary a key element in successfully recruiting and retaining quality faculty members.

March 02, 2000
  SU General Election nominations inPDF files may take a moment to load

Chief Returning Officer Patti Teeuwen's job just got a whole lot busier with the closing of nominations for the Students' Union General Election.

In total, 37 students submitted nomination forms to run for the elections on Mar. 15-17, according to an unofficial candidates list. The list becomes official on Friday at noon, but until then, openings are still available in the Academic Commission and Operations and Finance Commission.

March 02, 2000
  Province unveils budgetPDF files may take a moment to load

Clouds of uncertainty still surround post-secondary funding coming from the 2000/01 Alberta provincial budget, but opposition and student leaders are clear on one thing: it's not enough.

The budget, announced Thurs., Feb. 24, sees $1.1 billion go to post-secondary education, which, according to the province, represents a nine per cent increase from last year. Of the $1.1 billion, $858 million will go to base operating costs of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

March 02, 2000
  Exercise your right to vote... oh wait, you can'tPDF files may take a moment to load

Your Students' Union is not a democracy. No, really. You've probably seen posters with alien SU members taunting you to run. You may have been asked to sign a nomination package of some hopeful candidate. Heck, you may even vote in the General Election (see, "From the editors"), but make no mistake, your rights are being trampled upon.

March 02, 2000
  Move out... of RezPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,
Re: "Rez withholds $1, 600" Feb. 10, 2000

     I f planning to live on campus, consider the following: Residence Services is run by a disorganized bunch of ignorant fools. You may be rudely treated at the front desk. If this occurs, remind them that you are a customer and paying their wages.

If you're honest, be prepared to keep all receipts in case they come after you for $1.20 of supposedly unpaid phone bills two years down the road.

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March 02, 2000
  Attacking the ATAC mindsetPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,
Re: "Tuition hikes and debt are a reality" Feb. 17, 2000

I would like to thank Sarah Deveau for expressing a viewpoint on the whole tuition issue which rarely gets heard. Mainly because those with this view point are more concerned with their studies and earning their degree than how much they are paying for it.

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March 02, 2000
  Toddlers don't kill people, guns kill peoplePDF files may take a moment to load

Nice job, America.

On Tues., Feb. 29, a Michigan girl was shot to death by a classmate. While schoolground shootings may be almost commonplace today, usually they take place in high schools, not in elementary schools.

Before putting a bullet into six-year-old Kayla Rolland, the unnamed shooter told her, "I don't like you." Hardly the words of a cold-blooded murderer. This is not a case of, "guns don't kill people, people kill people." It was a gun, not a person, that killed Kayla.

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March 02, 2000
  Sloan: MacHall ManiacsPDF files may take a moment to load

Poor Sloan.

Every album, the Halifax hipsters bust their butts delivering clever, playful pop for a mostly unappreciative Canadian audience.

So sad, too bad.

Still, heavy success might mean Britney Spears and Sloan on the same bill. Pause that scary thought. Then consider this: Sloan as Canada's own, multi-talented Fab Four.

"Forget Oasis, these guys are the next Beatles," one enthusiastic fan beamed at last Friday's Mac Hall gig.

March 02, 2000
  Change things or get the hell out of DodgePDF files may take a moment to load

Over reading week, I had the chance to unwind and relax by spending some time on the West Coast. There's nothing better than sitting on the boardwalk, listening to the waves lap up on shore to revive your spirit and recharge your energy for the last push of school. The worst part of the whole trip was the realization that, yes, I would have to make my way back to campus to finish what has been a long and arduous academic career.

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