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March 15, 2007
  Death to (Captain) America!PDF files may take a moment to load

Last Wednesday an icon fell. Awaiting an arraignment for leading a resistance force against the government's Superhero Registration Act, Captain America was shot in the pages of his eponymous comic book. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. Then the media went a bit nuts.

March 15, 2007
  New Gauntlet editors poised to take the reinsPDF files may take a moment to load

In a stunning turn of events that bodes ill for all involved, the University of Calgary independent student newspaper elected to replace their two top editors with inexperienced candidates this week.

Current photo editor Chris Tait will replace outgoing--and outstanding--editor-in-chief Chris Beauchamp at the helm of the U of C Gauntlet, while news assistant Katy Anderson will attempt to fill the large shoes of current news editor Emily Senger.

March 15, 2007
  U of C condemns denial of education to Bah·íÌsPDF files may take a moment to load

Iran’s nuclear development has made headlines all over the world, but while the furor over nuclear escalation continues, an ongoing human rights issue in Iran is drawing condemnation.

The University of Calgary is speaking out against the Iranian government’s practice of denying Bahá’í students access to university because of their religious affiliation.

“It’s particularly galling for them because education is considered very important for Bahá’ís,” said

March 15, 2007
  Top U of C admin reviewedPDF files may take a moment to load

After almost five-years of deflecting media criticisms, University of Calgary vice-president external Roman Cooney is nearing the end of his term.

Since chief development officer Gary Durbeniuk's term is also due, U of C president Dr. Harvey Weingarten established an advisory committee, which includes administrative, faculty and student representatives, to review both Cooney and Durbeniuk's performances.

March 15, 2007
  Trips acrosss Canada put SU over travel budgetPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is currently 30 per cent over their travel budget, totalling an amount over $8,000.

Major costs included travel to unforeseen locations, two unplanned conferences and bringing an extra commissioner to the Canadian Alliance of Students' Association conference in Ottawa.

March 15, 2007
  Summer residence renovations postponedPDF files may take a moment to load

Renovations to three residence buildings constructed for the 1988 Winter Olympics have been delayed, much to the disappointment of students.

Renovations to Brewster, Castle and Norquay Halls were planned for this summer, but have been postponed for at least a year due to a combination of factors including difficulty hiring a contractor and an extended government procedure to approve capital expenses, according to Residence Services director Joel Lynn.

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