Tagged september 24 2015

University fires back as MacHall ownership dispute intensifies

By Fabian Mayer, September 24 2015 — The University of Calgary responded to the new information made public by the Students’ Union in the dispute  over the management and ownership of MacHall. In an open letter sent to the SU on Sept. 22, provost Dru Marshall said the university was “disappointed with the SU’s starting position…

Calgary International Film Festival shows diverse films from Canada and abroad

By Danielle Kim, September 24, 2015 — The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is gearing up for its 16th annual year. The 12-day festival starts on Sept. 23 and brings a lineup of over 200 international and Canadian films to Eau Claire Cineplex and Globe Cinema. Since the festival’s inception in 2000, CIFF has experienced…

U of C football ranked No. 1 in the country

By Sonny Sachdeva, September 24 2015 — The Dinos football team has looked unstoppable thus far this season. The club has gone 3–0 through the first three weeks, piling up a combined 175 total points. While the Dinos’ first two wins seemed decisive enough — they topped 40 points in each game — their most…

Student groups need to stop playing nice with administration

The Students’ Union recently went public with their two-and-a-half year dispute over the ownership of MacHall, effectively halting their closed-door negotiations with the university. The two organizations have been negotiating over who owns MacHall for the better part of the last three years, with the SU recently making new information regarding the building’s ownership public….

Calgary Confederation NDP candidate talks pipelines and student debt reform

By Fabian Mayer, September 24 2015 — Throughout the federal election the Gauntlet will interview candidates running in Calgary Confederation. This newly created riding includes the University of Calgary and many surrounding communities. Former journalist and communications lead for environmental think tank the Pembina Institute Kirk Heuser is the NDP candidate for the riding. We…

Expanded flu clinic proposal voted down

By Scott Strasser, September 24 2015 — Student’s Legislative Council voted against approving $6,880 in additional Quality Money funding for an on-campus flu clinic last week. The initial Quality Money proposal was for a three-day flu-shot clinic for students. Quality Money committee approved the original application of $7,350 last year. The vote on the recent…

U of C designated fair trade campus

By Fabian Mayer, September 24 2015 —  After three years of work, the University of Calgary has finally been designated a fair trade campus. The announcement was made on Sept. 21 at the Sustainability Resource Centre. The U of C is the first campus in Alberta and the 10th in Canada to attain the certification….

Vet-med students to choose faculty representative in October byelection

By Babur Ilchi, September 24 2015 —  The Students’ Union is holding a byelection for the position of veterinary medicine representative from Oct. 14–16. The budget for the byelection estimates the costs at over $14,000. This includes the cost for licensing online voting software, the salaries of the two Chief Returning Officers, candidate funds and…

2015 NFL Season Preview

By David Song, September 24 2015 — The 2015–16 NFL season is underway and a few of the league’s top clubs will have different looks as a number of star players have donned new jerseys. With the NFL driven by its marquee stars at every position, the prospect of these top talents switching loyalties brings…

Flames prospects take down Dinos

By Sonny Sachdeva, September 24 2015 — The Dinos men’s hockey team took the ice at the Markin MacPhail Centre on Sept. 16 to face the Calgary Flames prospects at the peak of both groups’ exhibition schedule. While the Dinos seemed to match up well with the prospects at certain points in the game, the…

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