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December 01, 2005
  SU View: Mark your calendarPDF files may take a moment to load

December 8th--University of Calgary Board of Governors Tuition Decision Meeting

The University of Calgary Board of Governors meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Room of the Dining Centre. All students are encouraged to attend and to show their support against further tuition increases.

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November 17, 2005
  SU View: The President's Challenge is now the Student InitiativePDF files may take a moment to load

This year Shannon O'Connor (Academic Commissioner) has taken it upon herself to resurrect the President's Challenge. The challenge was initiated in 1995 to receive student input on how to improve the quality experience at the university. Some previous challenge ideas include the locker assignment system, computer courses for students and a U of C text book list.

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November 03, 2005
  SU View: What's your view?PDF files may take a moment to load

The government is still reviewing Alberta's post-secondary education system, yet the end of the review is quickly drawing closer. Minister of Advanced Education, Dave Hancock, came to campus last week to listen to students and to answer their questions. It's not too late to tell Minister Hancock where you think post-secondary education should be heading; email him right now at dave.hancock@gov.ab.ca.

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October 27, 2005
  SU View: CRB resurrected, talk to your SU in a trashy environmentPDF files may take a moment to load

After a year of near silence, the Campus Recycling Board is back, but it might not be for very long. Now, don't drop your soy burger, the Students' Union now more than ever is committed to initiating eco-friendly initiatives, as well as encouraging the students of the university to live in harmony with good old mother nature.

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October 20, 2005
  SU View: Please speak up!PDF files may take a moment to load

This year, the university is eyeing a 7.5 per cent increase in tuition, and if the government does not continue to fund last year's tuition increase, both increases will be felt in the course of one year. It is important students make it clear to both the university administration and the government that such an increase is unacceptable.

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October 13, 2005
  The SU ViewPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta government is currently reviewing the entire post-secondary education system. It is essential that you provide input, informing the government about what results you would like to see come out of the review. Need some motivation? Consider this; Alberta has the second highest average undergraduate tuition in Canada. Chronic underfunding from the government has resulted in tuition increases totalling 298.44 per cent since 1990-1991, by far the highest percentage increases in Canada.

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March 31, 2005
  Bermuda Shorts Day is almost herePDF files may take a moment to load

The precise moment Bermuda Shorts Day was conceived is obscured in the mists of suds, but on Apr. 15, the biggest party on campus happens. It's likely the 45th annual BSD blowout, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on the timing. We may be challenged on the day, but we're definitely not challenged when it comes to still bringing on the good times.

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March 17, 2005
  Gauntlet unaccountablePDF files may take a moment to load

The SU View and its corresponding headline are products of the Students' Union. It is printed without editorial revision and does not reflect the views of the Gauntlet Publications Society.

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January 20, 2005
  After 12 years of pain, there is finally some good news to reportPDF files may take a moment to load

As I walked into the Students' Union on Dec. 17 of last year, I had no idea of the bombshell that awaited me taped to the door of my office. It was an enlarged, laminated article from the Calgary Herald entitled "Klein Vows to Make Education Priority"; it came complete with a nice red bow.

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December 09, 2004
  Reflections on Dec 6, 2004PDF files may take a moment to load

And so their dreams, and hopes have been buried for fifteen years, voices and laughter abruptly silenced that fateful day. Tears and grief from loved ones carry on as reminders of what could have and what should have been. December 6, 2004 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Montreal massacre that saw the lives of 14 talented and remarkable young women cut short, by a deranged individual set out on a quest to destroy lives and the progression of our society.

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