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Orange crushed: How the balance of power swung back to the political right in the 2019 Alberta election

By Jason Herring, April 25 2019 — With the dust settled and ballots counted from the 2019 Alberta election, Rachel Notley’s New Democratic Party goes down in history with an unenviable distinction — being the only party in Alberta’s history to fail to win a second term of government.  The April 16 election ended with a hefty majority for Premier-elect Jason…

Gauntlet alumna wins Pulitzer Prize, awarded honorary degree from U of C

By Kristy Koehler, April 25 2019 — “Money, power, and greed — what more could a reporter want?” asked New York Times investigative reporter Susanne Craig in January of her 18-month investigation of Donald Trump’s finances. Craig, a former Gauntlet reporter, was speaking to writers at campus papers across the country during her keynote speech at NASH, the annual student journalism…

76th SLC draws to a close at busy final meeting

By James Falls, April 13 2019 — At the April 9 meeting of the Students Legislative Council meeting, the final one of the winter semester, Students’ Union officials and faculty representatives discussed a University of Calgary senate report and evaluated the SU’s sustainability efforts. U of C senate representatives Alisha Gordon and Jonah Secreti delivered…

Alberta election candidates talk post-secondary issues at MacHall forum

By Jason Herring, April 10 2019 — An on-campus Alberta election forum on April 9 posed questions about post-secondary issues to candidates from five provincial parties. Calgary-Varsity candidate Anne McGrath (New Democratic Party), Calgary-Elbow candidate Doug Schwietzer (United Conservative Party), Calgary-Varsity candidate Beth Barberree (Alberta Party), Calgary-North candidate Saliha Haq (Liberal Party) and Red Deer-South candidate TJ Cartwright (Freedom Conservative Party)…

Haskayne creates five full-ride scholarships after donation

By Mitali Pradhan, April 8 2019 — Incoming Bachelor of Commerce students at the University of Calgary will have the opportunity to receive full-ride scholarships after a $500,000 donation to the Haskayne School of Business from long-time donors. Every year for the next five years, an incoming undergraduate student will be selected to receive $25,000…

SU executives present trimester reports at penultimate SLC

By James Falls, April 6 2019 — Executives of the 76th Students’ Legislative Council delivered their final trimester reports at their meeting on April 2, where they announced that all goals on the reports were either already completed or being transitioned to their successor on the 77th council. SU president Sagar Grewal’s trimester report, spanning…

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