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Increased surveillance on University of Calgary campus a positive step forward

By Scott Strasser, October 25 2016 — On Oct. 14, a fight broke out between two men in the MacHall food court after comments were made about a “Make America Great Again” hat. Though University of Calgary campus security and the Calgary Police Services investigated the incident, we’ll probably never know exactly what happened in…

Seven ways to make back $1.9 million

By Derek Baker, October 18 2016 — After an unsuccessful injunction request by the Students’ Union to maintain control over MacHall, the University of Calgary has taken over the operation of the building for the duration of the ownership lawsuit. With the ruling, the SU has lost $1.9 million in annual revenue. Here are seven tips…

SU injunction fails, university to seize control of MacHall

By Melanie Woods and Scott Strasser, October 7 2016 — An injunction application from the University of Calgary Students’ Union to maintain control and operation of MacHall has failed, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled Oct. 7. With the ruling, U of C administration will take control of the operation of the building and…

What does U of C control of MacHall mean for students?

Last October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union dropped a bombshell — and a lawsuit — when they sued the U of C for majority ownership of MacHall. The move was unprecedented for Canadian university student associations, and kicked off a year of uncertainty and legal jargon at the U of C. Almost exactly a…

MacHall defence fund increase passes at SLC

By Scott Strasser, August 30 2016 — Students’ Legislative Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution to increase the Students’ Union’s “MacHall defence fund” by $350,000 on August 30. The resolution required two approvals before being passed, as per the SU’s bylaws. The first reading occurred on August 16 and the vote was nearly…

MacHall defence fund increase passes first reading at SLC

By Scott Strasser, August 19 2016 — Students’ Legislative Council voted in favour of the first reading of a resolution to increase the Students’ Union’s “MacHall defence fund” by $350,000 on August 16. The vote was nearly unanimous, with no votes against the proposed increase and just one abstention, from arts representative Peter Friedrichsen. “My…

MacHall injunction verdict remains unknown

By Scott Strasser, August 2 2016 — Though a verdict was expected by the end of July, the fate of MacHall’s ownership remains uncertain. Control and management of the building is currently the subject of an ongoing legal dispute between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union. The SU believes they are the 55…

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