2001-02-01

    
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February 01, 2001
  GSA negotiations beginPDF files may take a moment to load

Weeks after striking York University graduate students and teaching assistants returned to work, the University of Calgary Graduate Students' Association is beginning contract negotiations of their own.

February 01, 2001
  CJSW not moving anytime soonPDF files may take a moment to load

As MacEwan Hall expansion pushes forward, CJSW's future location is up in the air.

"My understanding was that we were always going to move, [but] that remains to be seen," said CJSW station manager Chad Saunders. He pointed out that in the original referendum regarding MacEwan Hall expansion in 1995, the Students' Union used CJSW relocation as one reason to go ahead with renovations. Currently, the station sits in the basement of MacEwan Hall.

February 01, 2001
  Construction dots campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary seems to be stuck in its favourite season--construction season.

U of C Students' Union Vice-president Operations and Finance Matt Lauzon thinks MacEwan Hall expansion is progressing well, despite minor construction delays. However, he has doubts about the completion date, which he tentatively sets sometime in fall.

"I personally don't think that it's necessarily going to get done considering how many delays we've had with various projects," said Lauzon.

February 01, 2001
  Brown angers SU repsPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's tuition consultation process resulted not only in a tuition increase but also in disagreement between student representatives.

University of Calgary Board of Governors student-at-large representative Drew Brown last week asked for the resignation of Students' Union Vice-president External Duncan Wojtaszek and SU Academic Commissioner Nic Porco because of their comments regarding the 3.7 per cent tuition increase number. Both Porco and Wojtaszek have stated they will not resign.

February 01, 2001
  Town Hall a "token gesture"PDF files may take a moment to load

Most student representatives agree that Wednesday's town hall meeting in the MacEwan Hall Ballroom was more a token gesture than anything else.
The meeting, intended to give students an opportunity to voice their concerns about tuition to administration, strayed from the mark--covering everything from faculty retention to wheelchair accessibility.

February 01, 2001
  25 million ways to shaft educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Finally, Premier Ralph Klein admitted education is an investment rather than an expense. He then opened Alberta's once-tightly zipped pockets and offered $25 million to post-secondary education, of which the University of Calgary will get... well, we don't know what we'll get. Rumours peg the number at about $4 million, but considering there are 26 post-secondary institutions in Alberta, who knows what the final tally will be?

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