Editorials

An Open Letter to Dalhousie Students

March 18, 2015

Dear Dalhousie Students (and fellow Halifax community members), One of the referendum questions you face this year asks you to support the levy provisionally approved last year for South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre. You may be familiar with… Continue Reading

Jonathan Williams’ speech for Dalhousie Student Union council

February 27, 2015

The following letter was emailed to the Gazette by Jonathan Williams, executive director of student advocacy group Students Nova Scotia, on Feb. 27, 2015. Williams appeared at a meeting of Dalhousie Student Union council that day in hopes of giving… Continue Reading

Intolerable sexism at the CBC

February 27, 2015

When running the story about the advertisement on national primetime Dalhousie Dentistry Facebook posts, the CBC wrote ‘Dalhousie University in Hali- fax has launched an investigation into disturbing, sexually explicit Facebook posts attributed to male students in the faculty of… Continue Reading

DSU Supporting Segregation

February 27, 2015

The pilot project introducing private swims for women at Dalplex raises concern. According to published reports, these swims have been implemented for “cultural” and “religious” reasons. It has been reported that the DSU supports this measure, and has contributed funding… Continue Reading

How to be an editor with the Dalhousie Gazette

February 08, 2015

With less than a month until March, the Gazette will soon be hiring next year’s editorial board. There’s still time left for you to become eligible for one of these positions if you aren’t already. If you’re interested in determining… Continue Reading

Silenced students and rewritten narratives mean we should all speak out about Dal’s dentistry scandal

January 27, 2015

Contradictions raise important questions about students’ rights Regardless of your gender, interest in social media or stance on the limits of free speech, there is good reason every Dalhousie student should be paying close attention to the dentistry scandal. The… Continue Reading

A question for the DSU executives

January 19, 2015

On Wednesday the Dalhousie Student Union made some huge decisions without advertising in advance they were making them. They’re now going to ask the university to have every student at Dalhousie take a mandatory equity class, and Vice President (Academic… Continue Reading

Dalhousie’s contradictions prevent any accurate understanding of dentistry scandal

December 28, 2014

Why it’s impossible to understand what happened until we’re given real answers Over the past week, hundreds of Dalhousie students endured questions from family and friends about the misogyny scandal at their university. Because the details of this scandal have… Continue Reading

Questions in dentistry scandal go unanswered amid extensive media coverage

December 21, 2014

Contradictions and inaccuracy surround communication around misogynist Gentlemen group In the final days of 2014, Dalhousie University is being searched for on Google more now than during any period within the last two years. The news is national and constant… Continue Reading

Letter: Restorative justice is not a solution

December 19, 2014

Opening my Toronto Metro newspaper on the subway yesterday morning, I was delighted to see an article on my alma mater Dalhousie nestled among its neat green pages. That delight lasted to the end of the headline. Once again, a… Continue Reading

Letter: Statement on the misogynistic events at the Dalhousie School of Dentistry

December 17, 2014

We, the Board and Staff of the South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre, would like to express our outrage and disgust over the misogynistic “Gentlemen’s Club” and subsequent sexual harassment, hate speech, and violence that it has inflicted. We… Continue Reading

Dal should consider divestment vote’s impact on alumni

November 28, 2014

As a Dalhousie alumni, I am very proud of my school. I feel like the atmosphere and culture allows students to cut their teeth across many different interests and activities. The decision of the Dalhousie Board of Governors to reject… Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

November 21, 2014

Dear Editor: Gazette opinion writer Shannon Slade clearly took a tongue-in-cheek approach in her Nov. 7 piece when she disparaged Dalhousie’s “vapid, sidewalk-hogging monsters” for having the audacity to stop in the middle of a sidewalk and have a conversation… Continue Reading