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June 01, 2000
  Dr. White resignsPDF files may take a moment to load

On May 30, one month before the Board of Governors was to announce its decision on the reappointment of Dr. Terry White as University of Calgary President, Dr. White announced he will not seek another term in office. Dr. White said as recently as January 2000 he would seek another term, but now cites personal reasons for his change of heart.

Dr. White said he wants to pursue a different direction that more evenly balances his career with his personal time.

June 01, 2000
  Successful nursing program cancelledPDF files may take a moment to load

Far away from last week's nurses' strike, events occurred that could seriously impact health care in Calgary. On May 22, students in the Calgary Conjoint Nursing Program were informed Mount Royal College had decided not to renew the program it shares with the University of Calgary.

"Students weren't consulted at all, neither were a lot of the faculty," said Erin Ludwig, CCNP student and Vice-president Academic for the MRC Students' Association.

June 01, 2000
  SU has some fast talking to doPDF files may take a moment to load

At the most recent Students' Legislative Council (or SLC for the uninitiated) a rather amusing episode occurred. Students' Union General Manager Bryan Pryde, in discussing MacEwan Hall redevelopment, briefly pointed to where the SU's new bar and restaurant is located on the architect's plans.

June 01, 2000
  MP3s just the beginningPDF files may take a moment to load

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you've heard of the debate over mp3s, CD music compressed into files small enough to transfer over the Internet, and the illegal distribution of copyrighted music.

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June 01, 2000
  Wrestling with Breanne GrahamPDF files may take a moment to load

After a successful first year at the University of Calgary, Breanne Graham isn't taking any time off. She's working out, setting goals and getting ready. Graham is going to Europe this summer.

June 01, 2000
  It's a bird, it's a plane... it's dorkboy!PDF files may take a moment to load

Scribbling with ease, a very focused Damian Wilcox carefully jots his strokes on a page. Soon his pencilling takes form, but it's not what you'd expect from such a serious face. Pencil down, Wilcox reveals his completed work-- a hand in full rock-on pose. Dude.

Creator/writer/artist of the local comic dorkboy, Wilcox's work is pretty farcical. Beefcake heroes in epic battles? Not here. dorkboy is a Mystery Men-like character trying to fight crime without tripping over himself.

June 01, 2000
  Boring by many degreesPDF files may take a moment to load

Ahh, university--a place to learn, discover and realize how evil your professor really is. Or so Eileen Coughlan would have you believe in her new novel Dying by Degrees.

Dying by Degrees takes place on the fictional campus of the University of Southwestern Alberta, located in the southwestern quadrant of Calgary. Yes, Calgary.

June 01, 2000
  Fire, earth, water, ...dancePDF files may take a moment to load

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is literally on fire with their latest production, Evanescence. There's nothing to worry about though, it's all been approved by the fire marshal. Monsoons in Costa Rica inspired Vicki Adams Willis, the founder of DJD, to base this latest venture around the original elements--earth, wind, fire, water -- and Yogic philosophy's fifth element of space.

June 01, 2000
  SU rejoins COREPDF files may take a moment to load

On May 23, the Students' Union decided to rejoin the University of Calgary Coalition for Reinvestment. This move is regarded as positive by the Faculty Association and Administration. However, the SU and Administration have not agreed on how to use additional provincial funding to post-secondary education if it does come in, which was one of the reasons the SU pulled out of CORE in February.

President of the University of Calgary Faculty Association Anne Stalker looks forward to working with the SU

June 01, 2000
  CASA family growsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations welcomed two new schools into its fold last week as the University of Lethbridge Students' Union and the Grant MacEwan College Students' Association joined the national lobby group. The CASA Board of Directors accepted the U of L SU as a full member and the GMCSA as an associate member on May 24. The 16 member schools will vote to accept the board's decision at CASA's Annual General Meeting later this summer.

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