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Police to curb D-Block partying this year

By Jason Herring, March 21 2019 — Police will be making an effort to curb off-campus partying during the last day of classes this year, according to the Students’ Union. The move comes as one result of the Last Day of Classes Neighbourhood Task Force, a group formed last September to address concerns about campus partying spilling into the neighbouring community…

SU defends decision to move BSD indoors after backlash

By Ashar Memon, March 18 2019 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is defending its decision to move the annual Bermuda Shorts Day celebration indoors into MacHall after receiving several complaints about the issue. The SU announced on March 14 that BSD this year will be held in MacHall AB and The Den. The…

U of C students hold ‘strike’ to demand climate action

By Ashar Memon, March 15 2019 — Students from the University of Calgary walked out of classes on March 15, joining thousands of others from around the world as part of a ‘climate strike’ to demand more action on climate change. Around mid-day, more than 20 students organized outside MacHall holding signs that read “planet…

SLC approves SU Strategic Plan at March 12 meeting

By James Falls, March 15 2019 — At a March 12 meeting, the Students’ Legislative Council unanimously approved an updated Strategic Plan and a new open educational resources (OER) advocacy policy. Vice-president academic Jessica Revington addressed concerns surrounding the language used in the Strategic Plan. Social work representative Marissa Bennett had previously questioned the absence…

FASA to host 2019 Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium

By Derek Baker, March 15 2019 — The Faculty of Arts Students’ Association (FASA) is set to host their revamped Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 19. The symposium will bring together 22 student presenters to showcase their research in arts. “The main goal is to provide a platform for students to showcase their academic…

Bermuda Shorts Day to move indoors this year

By Ashar Memon, March 14 2019 — The annual Bermuda Shorts Day event will be moved indoors this year, according to the University of Calgary Students’ Union. BSD, an end-of-year student tradition at the U of C dating back almost 60 years, will be held in MacHall AB and the Den this year. Since 2009,…

GSA announce 2019 election results

By Jason Herring, March 13 2019 — The University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association announced the results of their 2019 General Election at the Last Defence Lounge (LDL) on March 13. The results follow a nearly month-long campaign period that began on Feb. 20. Two of the five executive positions on the GSA were contested. In…

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