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American student applications to U of C nearly double compared to last year

By Scott Strasser, January 13 2016 — It’s still early in the admissions process, but the University of Calgary is already reporting an influx of applications from American students compared to this time last year. According to university administration, the number of undergraduate student applications from the United States increased from 37 last year to…

Copyright office looks into use of music on campus

By Scott Strasser, October 18 2016 — The University of Calgary Copyright Office is looking into the use of music at public events on campus to see if it breaches copyright law.  The U of C copyright committee last met on Oct. 5. One of the meeting’s discussion items was the need for music licensing…

Stanford University professor talks open access publishing

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — An expert on open access journals and advocate for their use presented at the University of Calgary last week on the benefits of the open access publishing model. Stanford University professor John Willinsky was in Calgary to lecture at the U of C on Sept. 23 and Sept….

Copyright infringement prevalent on University of Calgary server

By Scott Strasser, September 6 2016 — The University of Calgary wants to clamp down on copyright infringement and illegal downloads on its servers. The U of C Copyright Committee met on August 24 to discuss how the university deals with illegal downloading on computers connected to the U of C network. The Canadian government…

Investigators look into academic integrity on campus

By Fabian Mayer, April 25 2016 — Investigators were on the University of Calgary campus last week to look into whether academic freedom was compromised by the university’s relationship with Enbridge. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is in the fact-finding phase of its investigation. Potential issues surrounding academic freedom at the U of C…

It’s all going to shit — but here’s your future anyways

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) While wandering around the basement of the admin building, you will come across a basket of golden retriever puppies, but Jim Dinning will prevent you from rescueing them. Their sad eyes will haunt you. Capricorn  (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) After questioning…

University of Calgary administration unable to define student experience

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Despite coming under fire for recent corporate sponsorship scandals, a lawsuit with the Students’ Union over MacHall and other cases of administrative mismanagement, University of Calgary administration reiterated at last week’s budget town hall that they will always prioritize the student experience. However, when pressed to define student…

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