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October 05, 2006
  American students prepare to votePDF files may take a moment to load

Approximately 54 per cent of eligible voters in the United States will go to the polls Thur., Nov.7 to determine the fate of the U.S. Congress, including many University of Calgary students with American citizenship.

Due to U.S. President George W. Bush's all-time low approval rating­--currently sitting at about 32 per cent--some look to the upcoming election as an opportunity for the Democrats to regain control of Congress for the first time in 12 years.

October 05, 2006
  Solving poverty through cooperationPDF files may take a moment to load

From sharing crayons, to playing together, cooperation is one of the earliest lessons children learn in school, and according to world-renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, learning to cooperate is part of the key to economic prosperity in the developing world.

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October 05, 2006
  U of C plans undergrad censusPDF files may take a moment to load

It's almost census time again, but the government isn't asking the questions this time around.

The University of Calgary plans to conduct a census of all first and fourth year undergraduate students in March 2007. The results of the $25,000 National Survey of Student Engagement will be used as a benchmarking tool to compare the U of C to other universities in Canada and the U.S., and to determine if the U of C has improved since last time it conducted the NSSE in 2004.

October 05, 2006
  Young star takes the reinsPDF files may take a moment to load

The first weeks of frosh life for most university students tend to include copious amounts of alcohol, a severe lack of sleep and wondering when the next home cooked meal is going to be. But freshman football phenomenon Dalin Tollestrup's first few weeks have been anything but.

October 05, 2006
  Letter: Survey? What survey?PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet, [Re: "Maclean's wrong?" Letter, Sept. 21, 2006]

So let's see if I've got this right: Roman Cooney is criticizing Maclean's for conducting a survey of U of C graduates, despite the fact that Maclean's never conducted a survey of U of C graduates. According to Cooney, the existence of this non-existent survey of U of C grads "is one of many reasons why at least 21 universities have declined to be part of this year's rankings." But of course. The logic is iron clad.

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October 05, 2006
  Pink Flamingo Challenge: Checking InPDF files may take a moment to load
Chris Beauchamp and Jon Roe have entered the Pink Flamingo Challenge, a U of C fitness challenge pitting old-school training against new-school techniques. Last week they went through a series of tests to determine their fitness levels. The results are in and now the real fun can begin.

Chris Beauchamp, Editor-in-Chief

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October 05, 2006
  Letter: Seriously, stop itPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet, [Re: "Professor wins suit against U of C," Darlene Seto, Sept. 28, 2006]

I am a professor emerita of business law at Virginia Commonwealth University, and professor Peter Bowal has long been a respected colleague and friend of mine. He has brought much pride and many accolades to the University of Calgary, and I have always been honoured to know him as a friend.

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October 05, 2006
  Editorial: Time to pay up or shut upPDF files may take a moment to load

Late last month the University of Calgary announced that the planned faculty of veterinary medicine will be delaying its opening until fall 2008--a full year later than the proposed September 2007 start date.

October 05, 2006
  Online Exclusive: NHL Preview -- The Rest of 'EmPDF files may take a moment to load

The Rest of the West

[Predicted 9th] Dallas Stars

Last year's Pacific Division champs didn't really make many moves other than adding Mike Ribeiro. Unfortunately, the Sharks and Ducks made big moves to improve. Look for the Stars to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

[Predicted 10th] Vancouver Canucks

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