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March 13, 2008
  U of C VP finance appointedPDF files may take a moment to load

Because cash is what feeds the monster, the University of Calgary's appointment of a new vice-president finance and services is of no small consequence to students and administration.

Gail Stephens, the incoming vp, will take over from current-VP Mike McAdams May 5. Her role will be managing the U of C's finances, human resources, information technology and investments.

March 13, 2008
  Far from drowning in itPDF files may take a moment to load

Water in Alberta will be a major concern in the coming years if climate change current environmental practices continue.

An International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management seminar held in the University of Calgary's That Empty Space Thu., Mar. 6 featured several presentations about the effect of human interactions with the environment and what it means for future water supplies.

March 13, 2008
  Hockeysaurs fall short in ACAC finalPDF files may take a moment to load

They came so close, but in the end, the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team was still one heart-shattering step shy of their goal. All season long, the Dinos had their sights on number one, but despite tearing through their playoff opposition all the way to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference finals, the lady hockeysaurs were unable to make that last required push to grab gold, losing in four games to the Grant MacEwan College Griffins.

March 13, 2008
  Rent to increase in married residencesPDF files may take a moment to load

Residence students can look forward to waterproof roofs, new locks and upgraded kitchens in Fall 2008.

The board of governors recently passed the Residence Students' Association's proposition of a $20 million five-year residence rehabilitation and renewal plan. While the board approved the association's plan to go to the province for funding, rent will still be increased to cover interest payments.

March 13, 2008
  Track Dinos finish second and fourth at CISPDF files may take a moment to load

Men's side

Spearheaded by the brilliant performance of male track athlete of the year and CIS championship MVP Sam Effah, the University of Calgary Dinos men's track and field team busted their asses to come within three points of winning the CIS championships in Montreal Mar. 6-8.

March 13, 2008
  Editorial: University athletics should be funded by universityPDF files may take a moment to load

When a university's athletic programs do well, it not only reflects well on the student athletes, but on the campus community as a whole. Calgary is the fifth-largest city in Canada and there's no reason why its university--and their sports teams--shouldn't also be in the top five. There are a number of ways athletic teams succeed, but one that cannot be denied is funding.

March 13, 2008
  SU View: The SU weighs in on provincial election resultsPDF files may take a moment to load

On Mon., Mar. 3, Albertans went to the polls and with overwhelming support elected the provincial Conservative government to another term in office.

With the ballots counted, Calgary will be represented by 18 Conservatives and 5 Liberals when the legislature opens later this month. Once again our university riding will be represented by Liberal Harry Chase. Despite not belonging to the governing party, Harry has been a tireless advocate for students and has promised to continue advocating for our cause in the house.

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March 13, 2008
  Cream Pies for everyone!PDF files may take a moment to load

Despite requiring me to wear an infuriatingly bright-pink and scratchy wristband that has kept me up all week, the prospect of joining the engineering pie-squad was too delicious an opportunity to pass up.

Every year around Mar. 14-or for geeks, 3.14-the engineers run

March 13, 2008
  Zeitgeist ist "time ghost" auf Deutsch, ja!PDF files may take a moment to load

On Sat., Mar. 15th, all over the world people will sit down and watch Zeitgeist: the Movie as part of a worldwide day of activism called Z-Day. The free online film has taken the Internet by storm with it's compellingly edited footage and seemingly obvious message about religion, the 9/11 attacks and the perils and pitfalls of blindly following authority as exemplified by the discussion of the gold standard and the tax code system.

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