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September 08, 2005
  A debate on the validity of absolutesPDF files may take a moment to load

It seems that all great battles can be reduced to one fundamental theme: Good versus Evil. Day after day we hear President Bush invoke this age old dichotomy as a means of justifying the sacrifices made by countless humans, the necessity of good Christian America triumphing over the godless "axis of evil" in the Middle East.

September 08, 2005
  Nothing sells soap like a good tragedyPDF files may take a moment to load

"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we see to be beautiful and we must hunger after them."

-George Eliot (1819-1880), British Writer

September 08, 2005
  Harry Chase on educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Students, professors and faculty told the Klein government what they thought of the state of post-secondary education in Alberta in the election last April. Proposed budget cuts of five per cent per year for each faculty, crowded classrooms and annual tuition increases prompted students to elect three Liberal MLAs in the ridings surrounding the University of Calgary, SAIT and Mount Royal College.

September 08, 2005
  Alberta students push backPDF files may take a moment to load

Student groups from across the province are banding together to stress the importance of post-secondary education.

The students' associations from the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge launched simultaneous press conferences on their respective campuses Tue., Sep. 6 to highlight their concerns about the ongoing provincial review of PSE.

September 08, 2005
  That's ShambhalaPDF files may take a moment to load

On his fifth year in attendance at the famous Kootenay music festival, Gauntlet legend Lawrence Bailey brings us a whimsical look at his personal half-decade experience with Shambhala's unique and unforgettable atmosphere.

September 08, 2005
  Education: a right or commodity?PDF files may take a moment to load

A new private for-profit university in Calgary is challenging the conventional lecture-based classroom, which has the Students' Union concerned about what it means to grant degrees for profit.

The privately owned University of Phoenix in Calgary has been open since March 2005, and caters to adult students who work full-time and want to earn business degrees. The Calgary location is the second Canadian location after Vancouver, in the chain of universities which includes more than 20 locations across the United States.

September 08, 2005
  Tuition up, but not too muchPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian undergraduate stud-ents are facing the smallest tuition increase in a quarter-century, according to a recent Statistics Canada report. However, student groups argue that even a small increase is a step in the wrong direction.

"At first glance it's something that looks positive compared to years before," said Canadian Alliance of Student Associations National Director Phil Ouellette. "But one cannot neglect to state these are increases upon increases and any increase has to be seen as negative."

September 08, 2005
  Gas prices on the rise, students rejoicePDF files may take a moment to load

With North America sputtering in the wake of increased gas prices, students should feel fortunate. At first glance, giving up your car because you or your parents can't justify the expense might be a piss off, but look again.

September 08, 2005
  TEAMwork: UofC Solar at NASC 2K5PDF files may take a moment to load

Though many heard about the team's progress on the news or in the paper, few realized that there were more than just a couple of drivers and a really clever marketing campaign behind the U of C's solar car project. There was an entire expansive team travelling and working as one large unit, each individual with their own story. Some of these team members will go on to participate in the World Solar Challenge in Australia later this month.

September 08, 2005
  Gauntlet News: summer 2005 ...stuff you missed the first timePDF files may take a moment to load

May 12, 2005

Faculty Flunks Weingarten

The University of Calgary Faculty Association slammed U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten's performance as part of a two-year review process in May. Weingarten earned a grade point average of 1.54, or C-, according to the survey results.

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