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October 23, 2008
  Harper's majority-lightPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week Stephane Dion, soon to be former leader of the Liberal party, got his name into the history books. Unfortunately for him, he will be known as the first ever native-Quebec leader of the Liberal Party not to become Prime Minister. Aside from the luck that afforded Dion the top Liberal job, his track record has been a complete disaster.

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October 23, 2008
  Does anyone know heaven's Postal Code?PDF files may take a moment to load

In one way or another, He's slighted us all. Maybe for you it was when He made your strawberry yogurt burp viscous dairy all over your brand new argyle sweater, effectively ruining any chance you had at impressing the brainy biochemist guest-lecturing your class. Or perhaps it was when, in a moment of undisputed malice, He made humans greedy, fear mongering, power-hungry deviants, filled with wayward emotions and unpredictable bouts of joy and suffering. Any way you slice it, we've all had a beef with the big guy. That's right, God.

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October 23, 2008
  Cafe with peace on the menu opens soonPDF files may take a moment to load

In a city with growing crime rates and accounts of violence, Bob Stewart and the Canadian Centre for Teaching Peace is making headway in community peace education. CCTP hosted the fourth annual Alberta Peace Conference aimed at creating a sustainable culture of peace and an Albertan peace education strategy Oct. 16-18.

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October 23, 2008
  Degree guarantee not available to everyone who wants itPDF files may take a moment to load

This fall, the University of Calgary became the first university in Canada to offer a four-year graduation guarantee, but only first-year students in the faculties of communication and culture, social sciences, science and humanities were eligible to enrol.

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October 23, 2008
  New biomedical engineering centre proposedPDF files may take a moment to load

Earlier this week, an announcement was made for yet another new project for the university to undertake. University of Calgary president Dr. Harvey Weingarten plans to propose a biomedical engineering centre to both the provincial and federal government, he said during a community presentation Oct. 15.

The centre will focus on inter-disciplinary research and will allow students to design, build and market products to improve the health of Canadians.

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October 23, 2008
  Astronomer leaves his mark in the skyPDF files may take a moment to load

Thanks to an accidental discovery, there is now a comet named after a University of Calgary professor flying though space. U of C research associate and asteroid hunter Rob Cardinal was searching a patch of sky near the North Celestial Pole for asteroids in early October. Using the re-furbished Baker-Nunn telescope, Cardinal took images of a new object with automated software he wrote.

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October 23, 2008
  Travelling in time with CJSWPDF files may take a moment to load

CJSW hasn't always been a home for freaks and weirdos. The station started as a short radio program mostly acting as a training ground for straight-laced kids to get a leg up into the world of broadcasting. Their polished radio voices resonated on campus through a student-built PA system and eventually into the University of Calgary's residence buildings.

But there was a shift in the early '80s when CJSW went from a radio club for aspiring broadcasters to an incubator for alternative culture.

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