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July 19, 2007
  Schulich School gets funding for new chairPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering received six million dollars this month to foster an innovative learning intiative.

The University matched a $3 million donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation's to create an endowed chair that would oversee the development and implementation of applied educational techniques.

July 19, 2007
  Academic freedom needs to come firstPDF files may take a moment to load

Universities are meant to provide a safe place for students and academics to participate in the creation of new ideas without any restraints.

This was the view expressed by a number of Canadian universities in response to the British Union of Colleges and Universities' recent discussions surrounding an academic boycott of Israeli universities. The proposed boycott stemmed from the ongoing conflict between Israeli and Palestinian governments.

July 19, 2007
  $260 million announced for ISEEEPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy finally secured the capital funding to build a home for the 1,000 student spaces that had been funded in March 2006.

The province announced Tue., Jul. 10 it would give the U of C $260 million to build the Energy and Environment building, which will house the ISEEE and the Experiential Learning Centre. The building will be located at 32nd Ave. and Campus Drive NW, in front of the ICT building.

July 19, 2007
  Web Exclusive: More on StelmachPDF files may take a moment to load

Premier Ed Stelmach rode into town early last week to join the sea of cowboy hats that flooded Calgary for ten long, hot summer days.

While summer is typically the ideal time for politicians to fill their rest and relaxation quota for the year, Stelmach's trip down south was about more than showing off his western attire. No, like a true cowboy Stelmach came down south with a mission to win back Calgarians support, which has dipped to a record low of 34 per cent since he became leader of the Tories.

July 19, 2007
  It was 1:47 a.m. when the drugs began to take hold...PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor's Note: Jul. 18 marks the birthday of Hunter Stockton Thompson, who revolutionized journalism with his clever analysis and harebrained drug and alcohol-fueled antics and became a pop culture icon. To celebrate, this week's opinion piece has been written entirely by a seasoned volunteer under the influence of obscene quantities of alcohol, cannabis and hallucinogenic mushrooms. As such, the Gauntlet hopes readers will make allowances for any inconsistencies not removed as a result of (much heavy) editing.

July 19, 2007
  Sled Island slides into our heartsPDF files may take a moment to load

Most of the year, the rather senior staff of Calgary's #1 Legion contend with Bingo nights and retirement parties. However for four days in June, the Legion played host to as many Calgary scenesters as it could pack in its door as Sled Island 2007 took over.

July 19, 2007
  Only the strong will survivePDF files may take a moment to load

It doesn't seem very often that rock stars who grace the cover of trendy rock magazines take the time to contemplate philosophical issues, like the nature of art and the human condition. Some might be too busy drinking and screwing to care. But hidden somewhere amidst the glam rockers living out their indulgent lifestyles, there exist a rare breed that actually do, like singer Anthony Green from the popular Philadelphia alternative band Circa Survive.

July 19, 2007
  All singing, all dancing!PDF files may take a moment to load

The summer movie season is full of heavy-handed, thrills-by-the-nano-second, common-denominator fun-fairs, for many of which brains and inclinations to heave must be checked at the door. It's what is expected of the typical summer blockbuster, simple entertainment.

July 19, 2007
  Film Review: Phoenix doesn't soarPDF files may take a moment to load

The adaptation of a popular story from one medium to another is often an arduous task, particularly if that property has a large and rabid fanbase. With the release of the fifth installment of the Harry Potter adaptations, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the filmmakers are finally feeling the pinch of translating a highly-serialized story onto the silver screen.

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