2008-04-17

    
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April 17, 2008
  Culture and cyclingPDF files may take a moment to load

From athlete to amputee, academic to food culture expert, Lisa Stowe has proved herself to be one of the university's hottest instructors, so much so she merits a chili pepper from ratemyprof.com.

April 17, 2008
  Friends of Science audit releasedPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has discontinued its relationship with the controversial Friends of Science organization and, after the results of an internal audit released Mon., Apr. 14, the U of C will revise policies related to research funding. But the audit did not determine whether funding from two trust funds at the university for an anti-Kyoto ad campaign was in violation of the Canada Elections Act.

April 17, 2008
  Studentsí Union end of year reviews: EventsPDF files may take a moment to load

Richard Freeman took over as vice-president events last Aug. when then VP events Eric Jablonski left for medical school. From there, he kept things rolling until he was able to follow his own platform when elected in the Oct. byelection. Despite having big shoes to fill, Freeman proved himself up to the challenge.

April 17, 2008
  Students' Union end of year reviews: AcademicPDF files may take a moment to load

Students' Union vice-president academic Brittany Sargent has completed many projects with little praise this past year. Her position requires many private meetings which also lead to her lack of recognition, but her work has been very beneficial to students.

April 17, 2008
  Studentsí Union end of year reviews: Operations and FinancePDF files may take a moment to load

Most of the work done by the Students' Union vice-president operations and finance is done behind closed doors and this year, Fraser Stuart has done a fine job accomplishing that closeted work. The CJSW space issue, the potential relocation of the loading docks and clubs all fell under the op-fi portfolio and Stuart did an admirable job addressing them. CJSW's new space is on track, and progress has been made, which, at this point, is all you can ask for, given the stagnation of the project.

April 17, 2008
  BSD insidePDF files may take a moment to load

If you want to get into Bermuda Shorts Day this year, you better plan to come early. Due to a forecast calling for sleet, BSD will be inside.

"The reason that the weather affects us is because all the PA and band equipment--like generators, speakers, amps and subs--can't actually be put out if there's a 30 per cent chance of precipitation," said Students' Union vice-president events Richard Freeman, noting that's the policy of Allstar, the company supplying the equipment.

April 17, 2008
  Editorial: A little like sex...PDF files may take a moment to load

Being the editor of an independent, weekly, student newspaper is a little like sex.

Most of the endeavours taken on are at all levels gratuitous and masturbatory (see this page and this week's Academic Probation on page 24), fulfilling an editorial equivalent of satyriasis or nymphomania, a fervour rooted in the absurd gratification of hours spent unfucking the common, murderous specimens of English language abuse and spreading self-import with unnecessarily wordy editorials.

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