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MacHall Carl’s Jr. unlikely as students debate burger chain’s ethics

By Scott Strasser, June 20 2016 — As students butt heads over the potential arrival of a Carl’s Jr. in MacHall, negotiations between Sweet & Savory and the burger joint have reached an impasse. While the prospect of a Carl’s Jr.’s on campus seemed promising last month, the franchise’s vice-president general manager of Canadian operations…

University strikes back as MacHall injunction decision postponed

By Melanie Woods and Scott Strasser, June 3 2016 — The legal war is yet to come, but the battle over the short-term operation of MacHall between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union continues to drag on. The SU seeks an injunction to retain operation of the building under the currently extended 1999…

Interest in MacHall dispute waning

After years of closed-door negotiations, three months of mediation and two injunction hearings, it feels like the MacHall ownership dispute has been going on forever. But in the grand scheme of things, this is just the beginning. The University of Calgary and its Students’ Union went to court again on Friday, June 3. The SU…

MacHall could get second burger vendor in fall 2016

By Scott Strasser, May 16 2016 — There could be a battle of the burgers heating up at the University of Calgary. While negotiations are still underway, a Carl’s Jr. could be coming to MacHall by September 2016. “Sweet and Savory wants to sell their lease. The proposal they brought to us was for Carl’s…

SU retains operation of MacHall until hearing reconvenes June 3

By Melanie Woods and Scott Strasser, May 10 2016 — Debate as to who owns and operates MacHall will not end any time soon, but the University of Calgary Students’ Union will continue to operate the building in the short-term. An injunction request filed by the SU to prevent university administration from seizing control of the…

MacHall case sets national precedent

Regardless of who you think should own and operate MacHall, the legal dispute surrounding the building will impact more than just the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union. When the lawsuit eventually reaches its end, that end will say a lot about student-owned infrastructure on university campuses. It will say even more about how…

The Gauntlet radio, May 2016 edition

Scott and Melanie discuss the results of the May 5th MacHall injunction hearing, Hayden interviews a veteran of Alberta’s visual arts scene and Sonny and Jason talk the NHL draft lottery and the Calgary Flames’ firing of coach Bob Hartley.

Students deserve more details about MacHall’s future

The University of Calgary and its Students’ Union have been embroiled in a conflict over who owns MacHall for a long time. Both sides negotiated over the building’s operating agreement behind closed doors for years — until the SU made their dispute with administration public last fall. For a while, it looked like the matter…

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