‘We’ve been working at this for 15 months’: an interview with Andy Fillmore

Our newly elected Member of Parliament talks about keeping students in Nova Scotia, tuition fees, and goals for a greener Halifax

October 30, 2015

  Andy Fillmore has calloused hands. Peeking out beneath a dark blue blazer and a crisp white shirt, these work-worn hands seem out of place. But the story behind them makes a bit more sense: in the months leading up… Continue Reading

NSCAD delays decision for 37 per cent tuition fee hike

Students stormed Board of Governors meeting to protest tuition fee hikes

November 30, 2015

  More than 20 students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) stormed a Thursday night Board of Governors meeting to protest a proposed 37 per cent tuition fee increase. The Board tabled the tuition fee hike proposal…. Continue Reading

Trans Day of Remembrance: Dal flies transgender flag

Remembering those who have lost their lives to violence and discrimination

November 29, 2015

  On Friday, Nov. 20, a blue, pink and white flag flew proudly on Dalhousie’s campus in honour of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). The day memorializes transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people who have lost their lives to… Continue Reading

Dal hosts ‘the most optimistic man in Israel’

Gil Hoffman, political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, spoke at Dal

November 29, 2015

  Gil Hoffman, who has been named the “most optimistic man in Israel” according to his press release, spoke at Dalhousie University on Nov. 18. Hoffman is a political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post as well as an Israel advocate…. Continue Reading

Anti-war protesters gather at security forum

Protesters yell “shame” at attendees of the 7th annual Halifax International Security Forum

November 29, 2015

About 30 people gathered at Cornwallis Park on Saturday to protest the Halifax Security Forum. The annual anti-war rally heard speeches from former Halifax poet laureate El Jones and Marxist-Leninist Party member Allan Bezanson. Protesters carrying drums and signs braved… Continue Reading

Bringing veggies to Halifax

How two farmers are reconnecting people with their food

November 29, 2015

David and Jen Greenberg want their customers to get their hands dirty. On paper, the Greenbergs sell organic fruits and veggies from their farm, Abundant Acres. In reality, they do so much more: the Greenbergs are reconnecting Nova Scotians to… Continue Reading

Dal degree destroyed after divestment disagreement

Scott Vrooman, Dal alum, mails diploma back to campus

November 22, 2015

Last November, Dalhousie University voted against divesting its holdings in fossil fuel companies. On Nov. 8, in protest and anger against this decision, Dalhousie alumnus Scott Vrooman ripped up his master’s degree and mailed it back to university president Richard… Continue Reading

Legislature calls emergency debate to discuss mental health

Minister of Health says ‘there is a lot more to do’

November 22, 2015

The public gallery of the Nova Scotia Legislature was full as the Speaker opened the floor on Nov. 12 to an emergency debate about mental health in Nova Scotia. Previous sittings have seen emergency debates about Muskrat Falls in 2012,… Continue Reading

Pop-up lecture has legs

Glass is half-full in Biomaterials for Dr. Boyd

November 22, 2015

Throughout this semester, Dalhousie has hosted a number of “Pop-Up” lectures featuring different faculties, interesting research and other activities that have been going on. Dr. Daniel Boyd, of the School of Biomedical Engineering, shared his informal presentation “Using Glass Materials… Continue Reading

Out of the Cold shelter searching for volunteers

Halifax shelter will open on December 1st, provides warmth and food to those in need

November 22, 2015

  Out of the Cold is a volunteer-run organization working to provide the homeless and precariously-housed with shelter and community support. Located in St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street, they assist the 200-225 individuals who access the shelter every year…. Continue Reading

Some Killam computers keeping data after use

Browser history, downloads not automatically being deleted from some computers

November 17, 2015

  Some computers in the Killam Library are showing the limits to security on university electronics. The Gazette has found multiple instances of previous users’ data being stored after logging into computers on the first floor’s South Learning Commons. On some computers,… Continue Reading

Bringing Ferguson to Halifax

Marcia Chatelain speaks at Dal about #‎BlackLivesMatter and the importance of social change

November 13, 2015

  The Annual MacKay History Lecture included a modern twist this year, when Dr. Marcia Chatelain spoke in Dalhousie’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday evening. Dr. Chatelain is a well-known historian, author, scholar and speaker, and is associate professor of history and… Continue Reading

Vandalism costs King’s $40,000

Paper towel-filled toilets flood two buildings, shut down part of the King’s library

November 13, 2015

  A vandal has made quite the mess of the King’s College library basement. On October 20th, facilities employees were confronted with blocked toilets in the basement. What could be worse? A blockage in the sewage lines outside meant that… Continue Reading

Saying goodbye to ramen and KD

DSU Farmers Market offers healthy, low-cost options for students

November 13, 2015

                      A few dozen Dalhousie students know where the best deals are on campus. These savvy shoppers make their way to the SUB every Wednesday for the DSU Farmers Market…. Continue Reading