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November 20, 2003
  Boxing yourself inPDF files may take a moment to load

Life within academia is a curious experience that never ceases to amaze and puzzle me. Somewhere within the official rhetoric of a university's mantra you are bound to find references to fostering the ability to think creatively and critically. Thinking outside the box, as the cliched expression puts it. But how often does this really happen?

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November 20, 2003
  Dinos cannibalize ClanPDF files may take a moment to load

I thought corporal punishment had been outlawed in Canada. You can imagine my surprise, then, when the University of Calgary hosted a public beating at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium Nov. 14-15.

The Dinos women's volleyball team, ranked atop the nation all year, hadn't truly dominated an opponent thus far--until the Simon Fraser University Clan rolled into town, that is.

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November 20, 2003
  Dinos bag some CougarsPDF files may take a moment to load

Go from dud to stud in three weeks.

If this sounds like the beginning of every bad infomercial concerning balding men and spray-on hair, it should. It might also sound like a hockey team that was 2-4-0 only three weeks ago, that has now rattled off four straight wins earning themselves seven votes, ranking them just out of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport top-10 standings.

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November 20, 2003
  Men beaten by the ClanPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball team is 3-1 in regular season play after splitting their games on the coast Nov. 14-15.

Friday night saw the Trinity Western University Spartans fall in defeat 82-67, as John Riad led the Dinos with 22 points, despite a power failure midway through the second half that could have broken the U of C's stride.

"Trinity Western's a good team," said Head Coach Dan Vanhooren. "Some of their younger guys were battling for possession, they just need some experience."

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November 20, 2003
  Split like a Hollywood couplePDF files may take a moment to load

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Alas, the sting of last weekend's poor performance was not enough to carry the University of Calgary women's basketball team Nov. 14-15.

Although their 1-1 record was the same as the preceding weekend, the level of play improved.

"We were much better overall this weekend," commented Dinos Head Coach Shawnee Harle.

We doth agree!

November 20, 2003
  Senior administration visits SLCPDF files may take a moment to load

With just over two weeks until impending tuition increases, University of Calgary President Dr. Harvey Weingarten and Vice-President Academic Dr. Ron Bond spoke to student officials, and engaged in a question and answer session.

Dr. Weingarten and Dr. Bond spoke at the Tue., Nov. 18 Students' Legislative Council meeting. Dr. Weingarten waited to answer specific questions, but Dr. Bond addressed students first on his own.

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November 20, 2003
  U of C researches safer drivingPDF files may take a moment to load

In the Administration building's basement, U of C researchers are working on making smarter and safer cars for drivers.

The University of Calgary's Cognitive Ergonomics Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychology is part of a national research initiative to improve drivers and driving skills. The national team, led by U of C's Dr. Jeff Caird, will be responsible for creating a database of driver profiles and their diverse interactions with intelligent systems and sensors inside these cars.

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November 20, 2003
  U of M students seek tuition hikePDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of Manitoba are scratching their heads as some of their own have begun an uphill battle to see their tuition raised by 112 per cent. It's not often Canadian students lobby to pay more, but the I.H. Asper School of Business wants to ignore the Manitoba govern- ment's tuition freeze.

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November 20, 2003
  Martin and the WestPDF files may take a moment to load

Heavy coats and snow-draped boots filled the lobby of the Jack Singer Concert Hall Wed., Nov. 9 as people poured in from the bitter cold.

"He brought the snowstorm," explained business lawyer and Liberal activist Ian Schofield with a wry smile. "Paul Martin's very concerned about our tourism industry."

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