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May 28, 2009
  SU approves new accountability agreementPDF files may take a moment to load

The 67th Students' Union has approved a new and "exciting" -- a word consistently, and perhaps ironically, used at all SU meetings -- Executive Accountability Agreement.

In compliance with various SU bylaws, the document contains rules governing official office hours. It states the executive must "post and maintain regular office hours and ensure that they are available, or accounted for, during the posted office hours."

May 28, 2009
  Sarah Slean is a total recession-istaPDF files may take a moment to load

Thrice Juno-nominated Sarah Slean has just been crowned superwoman. Well, not quite, but her list of accomplishments for the past 10 years is staggering: she's released and co-produced six albums and two EPs, published two books of original poetry, established herself as a painter and acted in David Mortin's award-winning film noir, Black Widow.

May 28, 2009
  Online Exclusive: Sarah Slean, the extended interviewPDF files may take a moment to load

G: I understand that you just completed a degree in philosophy and music at the University of Toronto?

Sarah Slean: That is correct.

G:Congratulations.

SS: Thank you so much.

G: Why did you choose philosophy?

May 28, 2009
  Young workers feeling the recessionís wrathPDF files may take a moment to load

Since the economy started its downward spiral late last summer, we of the insulated student population haven't had need for the same apprehension as the rest of society. We have no life savings to lose, no homes to be repossessed by the bank and job security is more likely to be a security job. Sure, Harvard lost $8 billion of its endowment and faculties, as well as banks, are constantly preparing to merge, but through all that the ivory tower- brown and overrun with geese in our case- is still standing.

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May 28, 2009
  The fantastic folly of Bill 44PDF files may take a moment to load

We revered our grade four teacher. He was an ex-prison guard with a serene and sturdy character. He easily commanded the respect of a room full of 10-year olds. There were, however, a few days when his no nonsense demeanor evaporated and strange overheads provoked our classroom into uncomfortable silences. This awkwardness was always preceded by permission slips, sent home and brought back with our parents' signatures.

May 28, 2009
  University seeks to replace biggest wigPDF files may take a moment to load

The search is on for the eighth president of the University of Calgary's 42-year history.

After eight years at the reigns of one of Canada's G-13 universities, Dr. Harvey Weingarten is moving on this January.

To find a replacement, the university set up the Presidential Advisory Search Committee and is now looking for input from campus stakeholders, said Board of Governors chair Jack Perraton.

May 28, 2009
  Arts amalgamation passesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's official, baret-wearing English majors will be grouped in with calculator-carrying economists starting April 1.

Well, almost. The highest governing academic body at the University of Calgary, the General Faculties Council, voted to approve the amalgamation of the social sciences, communication and culture, humanities and fine arts faculties into one arts faculty -- a model similar to the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta -- Thursday, May 21.

May 28, 2009
  Black holes are nothing to be afraid ofPDF files may take a moment to load

The recent completion of the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland has seeped the fear of black holes from the minds of fictional space explorers into the public consciousness. This is because the high speed particle collisions in the LHC may produce tiny black holes.

These and other black holes were the subject of Tuesday's Science Cafe, a monthly event held jointly by the University of Calgary and the Telus World of Science.

May 28, 2009
  Spun: Lady SovereignPDF files may take a moment to load

British grime MC Lady Sovereign is back with her second album, Jigsaw. Much more melodic than 2006's Public Warning, Jigsaw lacks the clever-yet-abrasive vocals of Sovereign's prior effort, leaving what is in all respects a merely average hip-hop album.

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