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March 02, 2006
  Olympic infrastructurePDF files may take a moment to load

Barring the defeat of our men's hockey team, the 2006 Olympics were quite a success for Canada. We racked up a record number of medals, and Canadians have reason to be confident we will improve on that total in 2010. But there's an aspect of the Vancouver games that people have reason to be worried about that few are taking seriously: their staggering cost.

March 02, 2006
  Sexual Awareness Week decidedely un-sexyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sexual awareness week 2005 saw women clothed in sheer chain mail parading through MacEwan Student Centre and an adults-only trade show of naughty toys and fetish wear. This year, due to a Students' Union booking mishap, sexual awareness week 2006 was a lot less sexy.

March 02, 2006
  Music Preview: Frank Zappa freak outPDF files may take a moment to load

"The present day composer refuses to die."

-Edgard Varèse

With over 75 albums still available to enlightened listeners, the music of Frank Zappa lives on despite the eclectic composers' untimely death in 1993. Unfortunately, live performances of Zappa's music today are about as rare as finding a watermelon in Easter hay.

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March 02, 2006
  Stop poking it god damn it!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet

[Re: "Poking a bear in the face with a stick," Editorial, Febuary 9, 2006.]

Thank you for the wise and balanced editorial "Poking a bear in the face with a stick" in the February 9 issue of the Gauntlet. Even more, thank you for the stand you take for journalistic responsibility, rather than the cheap and easy grab for "freedom of the press," to create a sensational reaction.

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March 02, 2006
  Student leaders holding their breathPDF files may take a moment to load

Student representatives are holding their breath after a post-secondary education and skills summit last week, with high hopes it caught the attention of the federal government.

The Council of the Federation, which represents governments of the 10 provinces and three territories, assembled on Feb. 24 in Ottawa to host a conference for education stakeholders from across the country. This is a step forward for the COFs goal to shape a nation-wide strategy for improving post-secondary education and skills training.

March 02, 2006
  Wyatt wins as new SU prezPDF files may take a moment to load

Besides the mess of posters that overtook MacEwan Student Centre, the 2006 Students' Union General Election ran smoothly.

In his election report, SU Chief Returning Officer Mike Brown noted voter turnout was down four per cent from last year, as only 17 per cent of eligible students voted. Brown said the low turnout was likely caused by having fewer candidates, especially for the president position.

March 02, 2006
  U of C okays abortion displayPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has given the Campus Pro-life club permission to exhibit a controversial display equating abortion with historical atrocities like the lynching of blacks in the U.S. and the Holocaust.

"The administration at this point has said we can go ahead with [the Genocide Awareness Project]," said CPL representative Drew Brown. "We're very happy we'll have our chance to have people discuss the abortion issue."

March 02, 2006
  Faculty slams U of C adminPDF files may take a moment to load

Academic decision making at the University of Calgary is being systematically eroded by an administration intent on forcing its own agenda, according to the U of C Faculty Association.

In its February newsletter Academic Views, TUCFA blasted U of C administration for using "bullying tactics to get what they want," and outlined a number of areas where collegial governance has allegedly been undermined by administration.

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