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Another year of SLC kicks off at May 8 meeting

By Ashar Memon, May 11 2018 — (With files from Derek Baker) Fresh new faces, as well as some familiar ones, greeted the Executive Council Chambers in MacHall on May 8 as the 76th Students’ Legislative Council convened for the first time. The evening kicked off with a report on the April 26 meeting of…

Arts Lounge to get major facelift for the fall semseter

By Ashar Memon, April 27 2018 — Arts students can look forward to an upgraded study space this fall after the University of Calgary renovates the Arts Lounge over the spring and summer. The Arts Lounge is a student-run space located on the main floor of the Social Sciences building. It was established in February…

MacKimmie Block to undergo renovations

By Ashar Memon, April 26 2018 — The University of Calgary has begun a large-scale redevelopment project of MacKimmie Tower, which will last until summer 2019. The renovations are part of a larger plan to redevelop the MacKimmie Complex and the Professional Faculties Building. This summer, the link between Murray Fraser Hall and MacKimmie Tower…

MacHall Ballroom to receive an up-to $2-million makeover

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2018 — This time next year, the MacHall Ballroom will look almost unrecognizable. The Students’ Union will begin extensive renovations to the Ballroom between January and April 2019. The Ballroom was first built in 1969 and has not had any major renovations since. The Students’ Legislative Council approved extrabudgetary expenditure…

Bylaws, Ballroom renovation discussed at penultimate SLC meeting

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2018 — The April 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting began with a brief discussion regarding changes to the Students’ Union bylaws brought forward by vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace. The most notable change would allow SLC meetings to continue even if quorum is lost during the meeting — although…

Students raise concern over on-campus WiFi woes

By Ashar Memon, March 23 2018 — Have you had trouble connecting to the internet on campus recently? You’re not alone. Over the past two weeks, students, staff and faculty members have reported experiencing issues with WiFi across campus with the University of Calgary’s three main WiFi networks, airuc-secure, airuc-guest and eduroam. It appears the…

Queers on Campus gear up for annual Gender Bender

By Ashar Memon, March 22 2018 — Gender Bender, an annual event complete with a drag show and raffle prizes hosted by the student club Queers on Campus, will return to Dickens Pub on March 31. Queers on Campus co-chair Priya Lalwani said while the event’s main attraction is the drag show, it’s also a…

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