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March 20, 2008
  Headlining the metanarrativePDF files may take a moment to load

The creative process can be a fascinating thing to examine. That perhaps explains why a sub-genre of films and plays have been emerging which examine the arduous journey that is creation in the entertainment industry. Writer's Block, Eugene Stickland's first new play in four long years, joins a laundry list of amazingly self-indulgent stories about creation. Thankfully, Stickland's effort is pretty good.

March 20, 2008
  Dispatching from DarjeelingPDF files may take a moment to load

Darjeeling, India--Mar. 17, 2008

For the around 250,000 Tibetan refugees living in northern India, the recent protests in Lhasa and China signify an opportunity to draw international attention to their ongoing crisis.

March 20, 2008
  SU View: tell professors, staff and administrators what you really think!PDF files may take a moment to load

If you had the chance to talk with professors, university staff and top administrators about your educational experiences at the U of C, what would you say to them?

On Mon., Mar. 24, students are invited to make their voices heard by taking part in a discussion about what they like and what they don't like about their university.

March 20, 2008
  Violence on the sub-continentPDF files may take a moment to load

Sadly, the fevered rumours of violence in India are not just the fantasies of malarial dreams. They are the all-too-real reports resulting from a rapidly-industrializing state's struggles with development and the desperately impoverished that are being left out.

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March 20, 2008
  The secession of the plebPDF files may take a moment to load

Students would not normally see a difference between sessional and tenured lecturers. This is a good thing: we sessionals are generally as well qualified for the job and we do it at least as well because most of us love teaching rather than focusing on research. Recent media attention has highlighted difficulties we face, such as low pay, lack of benefits or security. These issues are forcing me to leave the University of Calgary.

March 20, 2008
  Cutting carbon, one hour at a timePDF files may take a moment to load

Canada is leading the world in an initiative to raise awareness about global warming.

Earth Hour 2008 will feature cities and towns around the world switching off their lights for one hour to take a stand against global warming Sat., Mar. 29. Millions of people will unite to send a national and global message that it is possible to take action.

March 20, 2008
  Former child soldier visits campusPDF files may take a moment to load

In the backstage area of the MacEwan Ballroom, Ishmael Beah is ushered from the hallway to an otherwise empty stairwell because the photographers think there's better light there. This is nothing new for Beah on his book tour, here from New York City by way of Sierra Leone. He's happy to oblige, straightening up from leaning relaxed against the wall and heading to the stairwell; a nervous handler leads the way for him while she constantly checks her watch.

March 20, 2008
  Shifting focus: downplaying instructionPDF files may take a moment to load

While research plays an important role in adding prestige and status to a university, a professor's responsibilities are divided among the demands of their field­--and of their students.

A delicate balance is necessary when students' academia is in question. Instructors and universities alike benefit from research, but institutions like the University of Calgary have an overwhelming undergraduate population that isn't to be forgotten.

March 20, 2008
  U of C to disallow payments via creditPDF files may take a moment to load

Students who enjoy the convenience of paying their tuition fees with Visa or MasterCard will be forced to find an alternative method of payment this summer.

Earlier this week, a notice was posted on the University of Calgary's enrollment services webpage notifying students of the change; however, the university has yet to publicly announce the reasons behind the decision.

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