Tagged January 29 2015

University to award $25,000 for healthy campus ideas

By Alesia Sullivan, January 29 2015 — Champions for a Healthier Campus, a new Wellness Centre initiative, , will award $5,000 to five groups of students for ideas to make the University of Calgary healthier. Wellness Centre health promotion coordinator Russell Thomson said it’s important to take student suggestions into account when making changes to…

Students’ Union finalizes new market modifier policy

By Fabian Mayer, January 29 2015 — The Students’ Union passed a new policy on market modifiers Jan. 20, saying what the SU expects of university administration before it would consider approving a market modifier proposal.    The policy suggests the university spend more time demonstrating the necessity of a market modifier. This includes demonstrating…

Science representatives find space for new science students’ lounge

By Scott Strasser, January 29 2015 — A students’ lounge for the faculty of science may open by fall 2016 in ST 142, according to Students’ Union science representative Keean Bexte.  Bexte said science reps started working to secure a lounge last year and now have a space.  Commonly known as the Elbow Room, ST 142…

SU downsizes Get Out The Vote campaign

By Hayden McBennett, January 29 2015 — This year, the Students’ Union will spend $10,000 on their Get Out The Vote campaign, $11,000 less than what they spent in 2012. Get Out The Vote is a campaign that offers students incentives like iPads and Macbooks in exchange for their personal information. Students are then reminded…

Secret ballots against the spirit of SLC

By Kate Jacobson, January 29 2015 — On Jan. 13, Students’ Union law representative George Huang was excused from Student Legislative Council (SLC) for the rest of this semester. The excusal motion is required for Huang to keep his position. Without it, he would be impeached after missing four SLC meetings. We don’t know how…

New Music: Sleater-Kinney

By Jason Herring, January 22 2015 — After a 10-year break from recording, punk-rock staple Sleater-Kinney have returned with the triumphant No Cities to Love. The band certainly hasn’t let their talent wither — the new album is as powerful and disarming as the work that precedes it. The band features dual guitarists and vocalists…

Council under the influence

By Ashley Grey, January 29 2015 — Alcohol and work should never mix. Yet last week’s city council meeting wasted time arguing whether councillors should be able to drink on the job. The fact that this is even being discussed is embarrassing to our city. Instead of focusing on important municipal issues, councillors spent the…

New Music: Panda Bear

By Liam Harrison, January 29 2015 — Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, is a man whose life revolves around family. His solo album, Person Pitch, filtered his move to Lisbon and his relationship with his brother through a sunny, sample-heavy lens. His follow-up, Tomboy, featured murky compositions focused on his paranoia of one…

Blame the government, not U of C admin

By Derek Baker, January 29 2015 — When the university doesn’t have enough money, students are often asked to pick up the cost. Students are quick to criticize any attempt by administration to raise tuition or residence fees. We complain when the university attempts to cut programs or pull back on services. Our reaction is…

MRU to open new performing arts centre

By Connor Sadler, January 29 2015 — Opening this summer, Mount Royal University’s (MRU) Conservatory and Bella Concert Hall will be the first performing arts centre built in Calgary since the Epcor Centre opened in 1985. The centre will grow MRU’s conservatory music program, adding new classrooms, six specialized rehearsal rooms and a 773-seat concert…

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