2007-11-15

    
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November 15, 2007
  Students judge faculty promotionPDF files may take a moment to load

While students may stress over endless exams and papers, professors confront their own fears when it's time to face the faculty promotions committee.

The Students' Union recently changed the way in which students participate in this often controversial subject. Each faculty has their own committee on which a student helps decide who should be most recommended for a possible promotion.

SU vice-president academic Brittany Sargent is happy with the new process of choosing students to sit on the committees.

November 15, 2007
  Burmese revolution?PDF files may take a moment to load

September's "saffron revolution" in Burma looked like it could be an end to what has endured military rule for close to 50 years. Despite the government's brutal suppression of the monks, there is still optimism change can be made.

The University of Calgary's development studies club hosted a talk to raise awareness about the situation in Burma Thu., Nov. 8.

November 15, 2007
  So close, yet so far awayPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite close matches both nights, the University of Calgary Dinos men's volleyball team walked away losing six sets to one against the Brandon Bobcats at the Jack Simpson Gym this weekend.

Friday's game saw four close matches, each game decided by a spread of just two points.

"We have to realize that we need to perform when it is close and we did not perform in games three and four," said Dinos head coach Rod Durrant.

November 15, 2007
  Inconsistencies plague Dinos men basketballsaursPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Dinos men's basketball team was plagued again by inconsistency this past weekend. The Dinos lost against the Simon Fraser University Clan 94-82 but came back with a strong effort against the Trinity Western University Spartans and won 99-77.

November 15, 2007
  We're swimmin' right towards the winPDF files may take a moment to load

The honour of winning an inaugural cross-country duel meet went to the University of Calgary Dinos swim team Fri. night.

Following the Dinos trip to Toronto last year, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues took their turn to venture on a tour of Alberta last weekend, racing both the U of C and U of A teams. The duel meet is a new experiment in intercollegiate swimming.

November 15, 2007
  Let's talk genetics!PDF files may take a moment to load

A couple like-minded friends got together for coffee and debate over themes pertaining to the Human Genome project and issues surrounding genetics, health and the environment, the idea to host a conference was born. From coffee to conference, University of Calgary researcher Brian Seaman and student Rose Geransar put together "One Origin, One Race, One Earth: Genetics, Human Rights and the Next Phase of Human Evolution" that will host author Margaret Atwood and UCLA Medicine Technology and Society program director Dr.

November 15, 2007
  Former Dino and coach honoured with namesake scholarshipPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's basketball team recently announced the creation of an endowed scholarship of $50,000 in the name of former assistant coach Wayne Thomas. The announcement, made by Dinos head coach Dan Vanhooren prior to their game against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, came as a complete surprise to Thomas.

November 15, 2007
  Cross country team wins CW titlesPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite a brutal course and some disappointing individual performances, the Dinos cross country team turned in perhaps their best ever race day at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship Nov. 10, 2007.

Head coach Doug Lamont, who was awarded Canada West coach of the year, felt the weekend marked the best performance in Dinos cross country history.

November 15, 2007
  Editorial: Meaning of Remembrance Day often lost in modern worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Controversy isn't what it used to be.

In 1960, founding Gauntlet editor Maurice Yacowar wrote a contentious editorial instructing the masses not to buy poppies for Remembrance Day. He stated that the money spent on a symbol of war--or peace, depending on how you look at it--supports the honouring of unneeded death and destruction, along with cheaply clearing one's conscience seemingly stemming from the simple act of dropping some coins into a box and pinning a piece of red plastic to oneself.

November 15, 2007
  Boldly going where many have gone beforePDF files may take a moment to load

In 1964, a former cop-turned-screenwriter named Gene Roddenberry came up with an idea for a new science fiction television series called Star Trek. The series followed the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise on its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before.

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