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February 14, 2008
  Strengthening the rightPDF files may take a moment to load

Paul Hinman navigated what few political figures can; the merging of two parties.

For an MLA and leader of the recently fused Wildrose and Alberta Alliance parties--now known as the Wildrose Alliance Party--the move was easily achieved.

"We said 'united, we're stronger; divided we're weak, we'll fail'," said Hinman from the campaign trail. "So we worked very hard as an executive in order to merge these parties."

February 14, 2008
  MP Prentice gets his talk on at the universityPDF files may take a moment to load

Federal Conservative Minister of Industry Jim Prentice spoke to students, lawyers and the public at the University of Calgary Fri., Feb. 8. He focused on recent activities in government concerning greenhouse gas emissions.

"[Greenhouse gas emissions] are the most important issue of our time," said Prentice.

February 14, 2008
  SU View: Funding Support for Academic CompetitionsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Academic Competition Support Program is a new and innovative Students' Union initiative funded through Quality Money. The goal of the program is to enhance the student experience by providing an opportunity to apply and showcase academic talents in a competitive environment. It also aims to enhance the University of Calgary's profile in the post-secondary academic arena in Canada and around the world.

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February 14, 2008
  Voters need to make education a priorityPDF files may take a moment to load

With an election currently underway, now is a good time to get politicians to pay some attention to the issues of post-secondary education, particularly as there seems to be general understanding that post-secondary education is the key to a successful future for Alberta. However, what is lacking is an understanding of exactly how a university like ours actually contributes to the future. Here is my view of the unique significance of an institution like the University of Calgary.

February 14, 2008
  Whip it! Whip it good!PDF files may take a moment to load

Let's go down the list: blindfold, check, feathers, check, ice cubes, check. If this is starting to sound like a list you could have made, you are likely getting ready for a little BDSM.

February 14, 2008
  Classical German play tackles religious intolerancePDF files may take a moment to load

For years, a common colloquialism has advised steering polite dinnertime conversation away from topics such as politics and religion that tend to result in heated discussion, disagreements or fist fights. The University of Calgary's drama department has chosen to ignore this advice, aiming to explore notions of religion, tolerance and intolerance with a symposium taking place Feb. 21-23 on campus. As part of the symposium, the U of C drama department presents Nathan the Wise, directed by associate professor Barry Yzereef.

February 14, 2008
  There's always time for wine!PDF files may take a moment to load

You can't screw up buying your date flowers, it's hard to screw up buying them chocolates, but it is very easy and pricey to screw up on wine selection. Whether you are having wine by itself or pairing it with food, it is beneficial to do some research into which wine will fit your palate and your budget. To make your research easier, the Gauntlet has consulted with some people who deal with wine on a day-to-day basis.

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