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Voter turnout increases for 2015-16 DSU elections

Dan Nicholson elected union president

March 25, 2015

Voter apathy lessened on campus this year as a total of 3,260 Dal students voted in the 2014-15 Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections, an increase of more than 1,400 from last year. A total of 18 per cent of students voted,… Continue Reading

To the surprise of candidates, agricultural students suddenly participating in DSU elections

Over 900 new potential voters announced near end of campaigning period

March 21, 2015

Dylan Ryan, Chief Returning Officer of the Elections Committee handling this year’s Dalhousie Student Union elections, confirms the committee has received complaints from students regarding a surprise announcement made to candidates on Thursday that students on Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus are… Continue Reading

Dalhousie prof awarded Herzberg prize

Breakthrough research in density-functional theory

March 21, 2015

Axel Becke doesn’t usually wear his medal. He doesn’t even have it on display in his office on the top floor of the chemistry building. The Dalhousie chemistry professor isn’t even a classically trained chemist. Yet Becke, trained in engineering… Continue Reading

Dal releases diversity report

Report fast-tracked after dentistry scandal

March 21, 2015

“Belong”, Dalhousie’s report on diversity and inclusiveness, was released last week, amidst criticism of some aspects of the report. University president Richard Florizone fast-tracked the publication of the report in response to the recent Dentistry scandal, leading some to believe… Continue Reading

Part-timers file complaint against Dal

Dal halts negotiations with union over issue of inclusion of agricultural campus’ part-timers

March 21, 2015

CUPE 3912, a union representing teaching assistants and part-time faculty at Dalhousie, St. Mary’s and Mount Allison, filed a complaint against Dalhousie University for bargaining in bad faith. The Feb. 17 complaint is the result of CUPE 3912 wanting to… Continue Reading

5 days in the cold

Dalhousie commerce students raise over $7000.00 for Phoenix Youth Program

March 21, 2015

From March 9 to March 13, a group of Dalhousie Commerce Society students participated in the nationwide event 5 Days for the Homeless. After living, sleeping and studying outside the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building for five days the students… Continue Reading

Considering Sexton Campus

Thoughts from the director of Dal's engineering, architecture and planning campus

March 21, 2015

There is only one committee of the Dalhousie Student Union that has its minutes reliably posted online – the Sexton Advisory Committee (SAC), chaired by Jomel Varghese. “I have my put my heart in this,” says Varghese. Varghese, currently on… Continue Reading

2015’s Budget Advisory Committee Report is here!

Three per cent increase in tuition fees, cuts to faculty budgets included in this year’s roster

March 21, 2015

Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has recommended a three per cent increase in tuition fees and cuts in funding to faculty budgets in the 2015-16 draft budget plan released on March 5. As well, the BAC advised a three per… Continue Reading

Advocating for a free education

Cape Breton University's call for free tuition prompts discussion on other campuses

March 20, 2015

Cape Breton University has recently launched “Zero Tuition Canada,” a campaign calling for free tuition and a nationwide discussion on the issues of continuous fee hikes and student debt. University president David Wheeler, Faculty Association president Scott Stewart and Students’… Continue Reading

Dal Votes 2015, Candidate Profile: Scott Rairdan

March 20, 2015

Name: Scott Rairdan Age: 19 Hometown: Calgary, AB Program: Sustainability Management Nominated for: Senate Relevant experience: Organizing with Divest Dal, ally of NSPIRG; South House and other levied societies, works with residence councils, current residence representative on DSU council Editor’s… Continue Reading

Defining racism and sexism: understanding forms of oppression

Students, faculty discuss ways to make university campuses safer

March 19, 2015

One of the discussions that the Dalhousie Dentistry scandal has inspired concerns the prevalence of misogynistic attitudes and behaviour on campus, and the urgent need to create a safer environment for Dalhousie students. On March 5, Margaret Denike, the head… Continue Reading

A view from the inside

Palestinian activist speaks about Israeli prisons

March 15, 2015

Mariam Barghouti is 21 years old. She studies English Literature and Philosophy, and is fluent in English and Arabic. While these traits might not sound different from many students in Halifax, that is where the similarities end. Barghouti lives in the… Continue Reading

Dal Votes 2015, Candidate Profile: Jennifer Nowoselski

March 14, 2015

Name: Jennifer Nowoselski Age: 27 Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Program: Political Science and International Development Nominated for: President Relevant experience: Current Vice-President (Internal) of the DSU, previously a commissioner for the VP (Internal) and VP (Academic and External) Dalhousie Gazette: After… Continue Reading