2003-12-04

    
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December 04, 2003
  SU Reviews: VP Academic Demetrios NicolaidesPDF files may take a moment to load

Academic issues are at the heart of this portfolio, which encompasses everything from scholarships to university programs. The VP Academic must lead members of the Students' Academic Assembly in representing students at the General Faculties Council, and in developing policy regarding students' academic lives. In addition, the VP Academic must ensure that students who seek assistance from the SU on academic matters receive the help they need.

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December 04, 2003
  TUCFA doles out awardsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Fac- ulty Association celebrated the university's role in the community Tue., Dec. 2 by presenting its annual awards.

TUCFA gives out two awards each year to recognize the relationship between the community and the university. The Recognition Award recognizes a community member, while the Community Service Award is awarded to a faculty member.

The first award was presented to Charlie Fischer by TUCFA President Dr. Anton Colijn on behalf of TUCFA.

December 04, 2003
  Slogging through your degreePDF files may take a moment to load

My undergraduate degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University was a sham.

I read other people's textbook highlights to cut my reading in half. I learned I could, in a couple of years, pass most of my courses and not really learn that much.

And yet, it seems so socially important that we have a couple of letters after our name, not just for the prospects of our career and earning potential, but as a testament to our desirability.

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December 04, 2003
  Lies to land a bigger loanPDF files may take a moment to load

With rising tuition costs, sometimes loans will not cover everything.

Lying or stretching the truth, students are going to some creative measures to squeeze that extra buck out of Alberta Student Finance.

Basic information about where you live, which would seem to be pretty cut and dry, is only the beginning for some students.

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December 04, 2003
  Tuition around the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

At a time when University of Calgary tuition hikes are raising both controversy and the ire of students, how does the price of education in Canada compare to other nations?

Across Europe, post-secondary education has traditionally been free and accessible to all. In recent years, however, the trend towards implementing tuition fees has been gaining popularity among cash-strapped European universities.

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December 04, 2003
  A night outPDF files may take a moment to load

It's an opportunity for a night to yourself--if you have kids, leave them at home.

Breathe the crisp night air, step confidently between twinkling city street lights and enjoy a night out at the theatre. Check your coat, take your seat and watch as a woman is sold at an auction while two prostitutes advertise in rhyme. Enjoy An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, care of the University of Calgary's own Hidden Insanity.

December 04, 2003
  Family, love and everything in betweenPDF files may take a moment to load

Bleak, theatrical, Quebecois.

A sparse, dimly-lit set opens to tell the story of a young French Canadian's struggle with his family. Michel Tremblay's Bonjour, La, Bonjour explores the obstacles Serge (Kevin MacDonnell), an only son, encounters while interacting with his difficult family.

December 04, 2003
  NutritionPDF files may take a moment to load

Now that y'all have spent the last few months stair- climbing and bench pressing your collective lives away, you should be pretty close to reaching your fitness goals, right?

Wrong.

Although you've got the right balance of weights and cardio, and you're working out at least a few times a week, you still can't bench that extra plate and that giggle is still very much a part of your wiggle. You're forgetting something--Ânutrition!

December 04, 2003
  Transit changes during exam timePDF files may take a moment to load

When the new Dalhousie LRT station opens it will affect buses in and around the U of C at a critical time for students: exam time.

After 13 years, the Northwest LRT is finally getting the extension many commuters have been waiting for. On Mon., Dec. 15, Dalhousie Station opens, becoming the new terminus of the Northwest LRT line. Massive changes in the transit service structure in the area will take place, as Brentwood Station will see most of its feeder buses diverted to Dalhousie.

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