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February 05, 2004
  BoG - Irene EnyedyPDF files may take a moment to load

Having already served one year on the Board of Governors, incumbent Irene Enyedy has already learned the mechanics of the board and feels that she will be a more effective representative this year. After her passionate plea at the tuition decision and insistence on creating a new committee to study tuition sustainability and communicate with the provincial government, this may well come true.

February 05, 2004
  Referenda: U-PassPDF files may take a moment to load

I like the U-Pass. I like that students can pay relatively little to ride the bus. I like that parking woes are decreased. However, and "no" campaign head Oliver Bladek is right to point this out, things need to change.

A straight $60 a semester may sound like a deal and Calgary Transit claims the steady increase in price will protect students from high increases in the future. But over the past two years there has been no indication from Calgary Transit they have students' interests at heart.

February 05, 2004
  VP Academic - Laura SchultzPDF files may take a moment to load

Laura Schultz is the best candidate for Students’ Union Vice-President Academic.
She has practical experience as the Communication and Culture faculty representative
for two years. She is well-versed in academic issues. Ask her about any academic
issue (retention of professors, accessibility, etc.) and she knows her stuff.
On top of that, she is well-respected by faculty and administration. The student
body would be lucky to have her deal with both known and unknown academic issues.

February 05, 2004
  VP External candidates strut their stuffPDF files may take a moment to load

Candidates Kevin Maloney, Mark Scholz, Mike Bosch and Robbie Schuett had their chance on the mic at the Students' Union Vice-President External forum at Speaker's Corner Wed., Feb. 4.

Each candidate outlined their views on student issues, including how to deal with tuition increases, student loans and government lobbying. Outgoing VP External Lauren Batiuk asked candidates questions which was followed by an open- floor question period.

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February 05, 2004
  Travelling woes for men's basketballPDF files may take a moment to load

Last weekend was a stormy one for the Dinos men's basketball team, and not just because of the snow.

The Dinos were welcomed in Regina Thu., Jan. 29 by the arrival of a major blizzard which caused the postponement of Friday night's game until Saturday afternoon.

"We prepared for Friday," said Assistant Head Coach Wayne Thomas. "[The storm] was a distraction; we played like it was a distraction.

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February 05, 2004
  Academic travel questionPDF files may take a moment to load

A referendum question on academic travel could see students paying less. The academic travel levy, according to the description given by the Students' Union, "[helps] fund clubs and individual students attend conferences and other events of an academic nature." Individuals can be granted a maximum of $200, while groups can get up to $1,000.

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February 05, 2004
  VP Academic hopefuls speak their piece at forumsPDF files may take a moment to load

The future of academics hung in the balance Tue., Feb. 3 as three political warriors battled.

Candidates for Students' Union Vice-President Academic took the stage following the academic commissioners forum to discuss their platforms and respond to questions in Speaker's Corner. Attending the forum were hopefuls Laura Schultz, Action Party representative Andrea Kettle and Mohamed El-Rafih. Barski's Cabinet representative Aaron Baker did not attend.

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February 05, 2004
  U of C wants to raise rentPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union's landlord is looking to raise the rent.

Campus Infrastructure wants to increase the occupancy fees in MacEwan Students' Centre to combat rising utilities costs. Since the SU acts as manager of MSC, they would be responsible for meeting the costs of this proposed increase.

"We've received a decrease in services but they're looking at maybe even doubling [occupancy] fees," said SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston. "This could break the SU."

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February 05, 2004
  Feds help studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Paul Martin government's first speech from the throne has been seen as encouraging but also as a mixed blessing by student leaders.

February 05, 2004
  VP Op-Fi - Greg ClaytonPDF files may take a moment to load

Greg Clayton would be a very good choice for VP Op-Fi, with practical managerial experience and education under his belt. As a current finance major, Clayton could easily enhance and implement many of the operational directions advanced by the Op-Fi portfolio this year. As a current Events Commissioner, Clayton has acquired experience with both the organization and some business units, though not direct experience with the Op-Fi portfolio.

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