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May 18, 2006
  Urban campus... eventuallyPDF files may take a moment to load

Watch out University of Toronto and University of British Columbia. The University of Calgary plans to meet and then surpass other top-ranked public universities within the next 40 years.

U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten spoke to members of the business community at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Tue., May 9 to stress the U of C will become a leader amongst public post-secondary institutions by adhering to three core values.

May 18, 2006
  Better than a Happy Meal toyPDF files may take a moment to load

Spring courses have begun, but 30 students are being encouraged not to attend class.

The University of Calgary is offering communication studies 201

via podcast this coming semester, renaming it iCOMS 201.

This is a trial run that the university hopes to expand. Podcasting is a technology that allows individuals to download video or audio files onto their computers or MP3 players.

If iCOMS 201 is successful the university may expand podcasting to all faculties.

May 18, 2006
  Regulated tuition policy by fallPDF files may take a moment to load

Students will see a new tuition policy in place by fall 2006, but the details will not be open for debate in the legislature.

Bill 40, which was introduced to legislature Mon., May 8, aims to take tuition policy out of legislation and into regulation. The provincial government says the move is necessary to keep their promise of a new tuition policy for the fall, but opposition members and student leaders say regulation allows the Tories to push their new policy through unchecked.

May 18, 2006
  Like an aggravated CaddiePDF files may take a moment to load

"Have a good time, all the time."

The quote is from Spinal Tap, but according to Mad Caddies guitarist/banjo player Sascha Lazor, it's an adage to live by.

May 18, 2006
  Federal budget falls shortPDF files may take a moment to load

The Conservative government's inaugural federal budget is lacking, according to student leaders.

The May 2 budget includes tax breaks for textbooks and scholarships over $3000, and $1 billion earmarked for urgent post-secondary education infrastructure repairs, but failed to address student leaders' top priorities.

May 18, 2006
  U of C alumnus gives to undergradsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is $1.7 million richer thanks to a recent donation from U of C alumnus Graeme Bell. The donation includes money for the faculties of science and fine arts, as well as new student awards and new student space.

"The idea was to benefit students as much as possible," said Bell, who is currently the Louis Block Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago.

"I was a [U of C student] , I think it's just payback," he said.

May 18, 2006
  SU honours profs. for excellencePDF files may take a moment to load

Without fail, April brings the flowering of tulips, broken dreams for Maple Leafs fans and a fresh batch of Students' Union Teaching Excellence Awards.

The 21st installment of the awards took place Apr. 30 to honour the 27 professors chosen from over 500 student nominations. This year, the SU awarded cash prizes for the first time.

May 18, 2006
  Mac Hall renos delayed againPDF files may take a moment to load

The completion date of the MacEwan Student Centre third floor redevelopment has been pushed back, again.

Originally, the project was to finish Mon., May 1, however due to contaractor delays, the renovations won't be completed until the end of the month.

"May 26 will be the opening date for the [second floor] washrooms, NUTV and the multi-faith centre," said Students' Union vice-president operations and finance Cody Wagner. "By June 1, everyone should be all moved in and

ready to go."

May 18, 2006
  Green Fool's errandPDF files may take a moment to load

What makes a cupcake so satisfying? Is it the sugary sweet icing, the jewel like sprinkles, a dash of vanilla or a pinch of love? Co-founder and co-artistic director of Green Fools Theatre Dean Bareham can't say, but he can tell you what makes Calgary's swingingest Cabaret so swinging: bad behaviour.

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