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March 19, 2009
  Letter: Beer, brats and Bach, study in Hamburg!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

The University of Calgary recently signed an exciting student and faculty exchange with the Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany. HSU, an entirely civilian university with civilian professors, is the main education institution of the German armed forces (Bundeswehr). It offers BA, MA and PhD programs in traditional areas such as Arts, Engineering, Sciences, International Relations and Management; it offers no programs in military studies.

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March 12, 2009
  Letter: Unfunny jokes are hurtfulPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Sexist and racist jokes are still current and common in day-to-day life. Despite the many works that anti-racist activists and feminists have done to end the formal discrimination of peoples, the sexist and racist joke is seen as an innocent commentary on "facts." This then trivializes and downplays the power structures underlining the problem existing today.

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March 12, 2009
  Letter: Prohibition bitesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

The main reason marijuana is still illegal is because the police want it that way ["Marijuana legalization at the public library," Ændrew Rininsland, March 5]. Marijuana prohibition offers police all the leverage they need to harass the young, the poor, people of colour and people with non-regulation haircuts.

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March 05, 2009
  Letter: Response to the prezPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

In a recent article to the Gauntlet regarding the de-sanctioning of the club Campus Pro-Life ["Letter from the SU prez: Why Campus Pro-Life was de-sanctioned," Feb. 26], SU president Dalmy Baez attempted to exculpate her organization for its actions. As this article gave false impressions which may mislead the student body, it seems wise to shine further light upon the matter.

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March 05, 2009
  Online Only - Letter: CPL VP respondsPDF files may take a moment to load

As [SU President Dalmy] Baez stated in her Feb. 26 2009 Gauntlet Opinion piece ["Letter from the SU prez: Why Campus Pro-Life was de-sanctioned"], Campus Pro-Life has recently been desanctioned by the Students' Union; an organization designed to protect its students and ensure their rights are not violated.

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March 05, 2009
  Online Only - Letter: BoG reportPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Board of Governors met last Thursday and the open session was enthralling. It was filled with pertinent university issues and a lively discussion about the creation of a new and very powerful BOG committee, the Human Resources and Governance Committee.

I understand that BOG can seem boring at times, so I've jazzed up this report for your enjoyment.

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February 26, 2009
  Online Only - Letter: CPL de-sanctionedPDF files may take a moment to load

Well, what to say ["Pro-lifers lose club status," Katy Anderson, Feb. 12, 2009]? This is exactly why I moved away from Canada to attend university in the United States 20 years ago and why I continue to live here today as a dual citizen.

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February 26, 2009
  Letter from the SU prez: Why Campus Pro-Life was de-sanctionedPDF files may take a moment to load

The Campus Pro-Life club was recently de-sanctioned by the Students' Union. As President of the Students' Union I am writing to explain why.

For the past few years Campus Pro-Life has run an event called the Genocide Awareness Project which features displays of aborted fetuses, victims of the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide among other images.

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