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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…

Carl’s Jr. coming to MacHall in September

By Scott Strasser, July 6 2016 — After two months of hype and controversy, Carl’s Jr. is officially coming to MacHall. At Student Legislative Council on July 5, Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Branden Cave announced the burger joint will take over Sweet & Savory’s lease. “Late on Wednesday June 29, we were informed…

Carl’s Jr. coming to MacHall a financial decision for Students’ Union

Whether you like it or not, Carl’s Jr. is coming to MacHall. After two months of deliberation and uncertainty, Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Branden Cave announced at a July 5 Students’ Legislative Council that Carl’s Jr. will replace Sweet & Savory in the MacHall food court. The announcement is controversial. In June, University…

MacHall injunction result delayed until late July

By Scott Strasser, June 30 2016 — The Court of Queen’s Bench judge presiding over the MacHall injunction application has delayed her verdict on who will operate MacHall for the foreseeable future. On June 29, the University of Calgary Students’ Union was informed that Justice Kim D. Nixon’s decision is delayed until mid to late…

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…

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