Tagged Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Farewell to Cannon

RE: Elizabeth Cannon announces resignation We can finally celebrate the departure of Elizabeth Cannon as president of the University of Calgary. A grotesque statement from Gordon Ritchie, the chair of the Board of Governors on Jan. 29, 2018 announced the long-anticipated news — Cannon will resign as the president of the University of Calgary. The…

Letter to the Editor: The SU elections are ultimately a waste of time

Re: 2017 Students’ Union Election Supplement I’d like to preface this by saying that I’m all for democracy. It’s the smartest stupid idea we as a human race have ever come up with (and will remain such until we decide to collectively drown ourselves in the ocean). In fact, I’d argue we need to extend…

Letter to the Editor: Police marching in Pride promotes acceptance

Re:Pride is for people, not institutions like the police I read with interest your article in the March 2 edition of The Gauntlet “Pride is for people, not institutions like the police.” While I appreciate your concerns, I thought I’d let you know the history of the CPS marching in the Pride Parade. I worked…

Letter to the editor: a call to action

We are currently living in a period of history that one may call frightening, if not downright terrifying. In that vein, I would like to submit for your perusal this poem from George Orwell’s book 1984: “Under the spreading Chestnut tree/I sold you, and you sold me/There they lie, and there lies we/Under the spreading…

Letter to the editor: Quality Money in need of reform

RE: Students’ Union passes identical version of previously rejected Quality Money proposals The Quality Money committee is one of the most powerful  Students’ Union committees for undergraduate students, which directly “aims to the enhance student experience” through an approximate $1.6 million fund. This past Tuesday, Student Legislative Council voted to keep QM project funding to…

Letter to the editor: Enbridge scandal troubling for academic integrity

RE: U of C president admits mishandling of Enbridge sponsorship According to president Elizabeth Cannon, lessons were learned during the Enbridge scandal. Changes were made in terms of agreements with third parties. In other words, it was worth it. We now know how to handle such situations. On Oct. 21, 2013, the university announced a record…

Letter to the editor: Bike parking storage not as cheap as it sounds

By John Verney, June 12, 2014 —  “Thirty dollars for a whole year sounds remarkable to me.” My guess is that Adam doesn’t cycle to school. If he did he would know that there are barely six months in the year when biking (pedal or motor) to school is feasible. And those are months when…

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