Tagged september 25 2014

Potential fee hikes at $170 per course in engineering, $300 for MBA

By Chris Adams, September 25 2014 — The University of Calgary is proposing market modifiers, increases in tuition for faculties with a perceived higher earning potential, of $170 per course in engineering, $250 per course in law and $300 per course in the masters of business administration program (MBA). The government of Alberta sent out…

Queens & Cowboys explores gay cowboy culture

By Melanie Bethune, September 25 2014 — Wade Earp is a cowboy in every sense of the word. Calling Texas home, he drives his pickup truck and horse trailer thousands of miles across North America every year to compete in bull-riding, roping, barrel racing and countless other events. His story has all of the workings…

Dinos fall to Flames, but stand their ground

By Sonny Sachdeva, September 25 2014 — Despite a strong defensive effort, the University of Calgary Dinos came up short against the Calgary Flames rookies on Wednesday, Sept. 17 — losing 3-1 in front of the 1768 fans who filled Father David Bauer arena. It was a close game from start to finish with each…

Government must take action on climate change

September 25, 2014 — This June, July and August were the hottest months on record, and 2014 is set to become the hottest year in recorded history. The United Nations Sept. 23 climate summit in New York couldn’t have come at a better time. A global problem requires a global solution, but there needs to…

Dinos stomp pesky Huskies 2–1

By Annie Randhawa, September 25 2014 — The Dinos women’s soccer team remains undefeated after a 2–1 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Sunday, Sept. 21. The victory puts the Dinos in first place in the Canada West Prairie division. The Dinos are now 4–0–2 for the season, while the Huskies record fell…

Students and community march against sexual violence

By Katy Atherholt, September 25 2014 — Hundreds took to the streets on Sept. 19 to rally against violence toward women in Calgary’s 33rd annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march.  Demonstrators gathered at Connaught Park to show support for those affected by violence against women and demonstrate for a woman’s right to walk the…

Squirrel with pizza makes dean’s list

By Sean Willett, September 25 2014 — A local squirrel who found an entire slice of pizza made it onto the 2013-14 faculty of science dean’s list, an honour meant to recognize students with exceptional academic standing. The squirrel was spotted a few months ago on the University of Calgary campus, holding a completely uneaten…

U of C opens its doors to refugee students from Kenya and Malawi

By Farah Kammourieh, September 25 2014 — The University of Calgary has welcomed refugee students, usually from Africa, to study and live on campus since 1986. This  year, two students from Kenya and Malawi have made their way to the U of C. The refugee student program is a partnership between the U of C,…

Students’ Union sets priorities for the year

By Susan Anderson, September 25 2014 — Students’ Union executives have released their goals and priorities for the year, which include improving campus Wi-Fi, adding a charging station in MacHall, providing adequate prayer space and advocating for open textbooks and bursaries. SU president Jarett Henry said the university’s $2.4 million Wi-Fi upgrades are nearly done….

New Music: Jens Lekman

By Jason Herring, September 25 2014 — Swedish musician Jens Lekman has always taken inspiration from the trivial. This is apparent on his new self-released mixtape WWJD, out Sept. 2 on Soundcloud, where the indie-pop musician devotes a song to a bracelet asking ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ But despite the unconventional topics, Lekman never fails…

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