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May 17, 2007
  Minhas touch wins GOLD award Graduate of Last Decade awardPDF files may take a moment to load

Beer and students are a match made in heaven, and no one can argue that more eloquently than University of Calgary graduate, Ravinder Minhas.

"I think I know booze better than I do anything," said Minhas. "You seem to gravitate towards what you're best at."

May 17, 2007
  Editorial: Invisible hand not enoughPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta is experiencing a housing crisis as rent hikes force many out of their homes. The provincial government has the option of keeping Albertans in their homes, but they are refusing to take action based on ideological grounds.

May 17, 2007
  Cotton-blend, flannel-print sports briefsPDF files may take a moment to load

Jessica Zelinka named athlete of the year

Departing Dino, track and field super star Jessica Zelinka, picked up the BLG Award for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport athlete of the year. The BLG Award is given out every year to the top male and the top female athletes across all sports. Volleyball player Josh Howatson from Trinity Western University won the male award. Along with a sculptured fossil-stone trophy, Zelinka picks up a $10,000 scholarship to attend a Canadian graduate school of her choice.

May 17, 2007
  Foreign politics are so much cooler than oursPDF files may take a moment to load

Insanity, cold sweats, nausea... While all these may seem to be symptoms more akin to rabies than functioning democracy, all are potential results from the recent French election, perhaps to the misfortune of the country.

May 17, 2007
  Campus parking rates increasePDF files may take a moment to load

Beginning Jul. 1, students will face increased costs for parking on campus.

The increases will result in roughly three to five dollars extra per month for permit parking, depending on the lot and the type of permit requested. Outdoor parking will increase by $36 per annum, while semester parking permits will rise less substantially.

Many students feel parking prices are unaffordable as it is.

"I already think they're too high," said second-year geophysics student Motwakil Eldoma.

May 17, 2007
  U of C opens Qatar campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary-Qatar, the largest overseas program in history involving a Canadian university, officially launched Tue., May 8.

Classes start on Sun., Aug. 26 and will include Qatari students as well as students from neighbouring countries.

"This year we'll be starting with no more than about 12 to 15 students," said U of C-Q dean and chief executive officer Michael Clinton.

May 17, 2007
  Administration re-vampPDF files may take a moment to load

While summer landscapers and construction workers improve the University of Calgary's external appearance, the university's internal administration is also receiving a facelift.

Recent changes to the administration resulted in the creation of four vice-provost positions--graduate education, international, libraries & cultural resources and students--under the jurisdiction of provost and vice-president academic Dr. Alan Harrison.

May 17, 2007
  Affordable housing debates rage onPDF files may take a moment to load

Affordable housing dominated media coverage the past week including a CBC-hosted open forum at the University of Calgary's MacEwan Hall Ballroom on Wed., May 16.

Although individuals on all sides of the dispute agreed that there is a housing crisis in Alberta, they differ on how, or if, the crisis should be addressed.

May 17, 2007
  Not Extra ordinaryPDF files may take a moment to load

It's inevitable for fans of certain actors to eagerly await their next project. Unfortunately, that philosophy can sometimes lead to disappointment when an actor's performance turns out to be identical to earlier efforts. Zach Braff is quickly gaining a following based on his roles in Scrubs and Garden State, but his portrayal in The Ex is pretty much the same as his other roles. Luckily for filmgoers, the rest of the cast brings their A-game, especially Arrested Development graduate Jason Bateman.

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