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Dalhousie first-year chemistry students protest final exam grades

April 30, 2015

Dalhousie students in Chemistry 1012 and 1022 have been passing around a petition asking administration to reevaluate its grading method. Madison Milne made the petition on April 24, a day after receiving her exam grade. She posted the petition on… Continue Reading

Controversial bill draws protest in front of Province House

Over 150 students, faculty, labour advocates attend

April 30, 2015

Over 150 students, academics and workers’ advocates rallied on April 27 against Nova Scotia’s Bill 100. The bill, introduced by the Liberal government and Kelly Regan, the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, is called the “Act Respecting Accountability and… Continue Reading

Dalhousie graduate helps promote Halifax jobs

Work Local aims to help recent graduates stay in Nova Scotia

April 16, 2015

Work Local allows users to submit video interview questions along with their job applications. The business has grown quickly since launching in January and is now working with the Greater Halifax Partnership. Leslie Gallagher, founder and owner of Work Local,… Continue Reading

The changing nature of today’s universities

DFA presents "Silencing the Academy” panel

April 14, 2015

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) presented “Silencing the Academy; Academic Freedom and the future of University Governance” on March 24. The panel was made up of James L. Turk, the former executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers… Continue Reading

The 10 most newsworthy stories of the 2014-2015 school year

Skim through this list and catch up on all that you may have missed

April 14, 2015

1. The Dalhousie Dentistry Scandal The Dentistry scandal shot Dal into the national spotlight, with news crews from across the country overtaking campus during winter break. The Dentistry scandal resulted from the discovery of a series of Facebook posts by… Continue Reading

Presidential Chitchat: Ramz Aziz

April 14, 2015

Dalhousie Gazette: What is the biggest change you feel you’ve made this year? Ramz Aziz: Things on the operations side. This place operates a lot more smoothly than it did a while back. We have a lot of our policies… Continue Reading

Presidential Chitchat: Dan Nicholson

April 13, 2015

Dalhousie Gazette: What made you decide to run for president? Dan Nicholson: If I had to narrow it down to one specific thing, I guess it was just my feeling of not personally knowing what the union was up to… Continue Reading

Shellhousie flag flies in protest of Dal’s relationship with oil company

April 07, 2015

Two weeks after Shell Canada announced a $600,000 donation to Dalhousie, campus activist group Divest Dalhousie has added a redesigned Dalhousie flag bearing a Shell logo to the Studley campus flagpole. Dal News, Dalhousie’s administration-run newspaper, announced on March 25 that… Continue Reading

Students feel ignored by province’s suggestions for universities

Minister says province's financial problems mean changes are needed

April 02, 2015

A report from Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education outlines actions that are quite different from suggestions made after months of consultations with the province’s university presidents, student leaders, faculty and international students. The final report of the Department of… Continue Reading

International students present on science and economics

4th annual student conference features 21 presentations

March 31, 2015

More than 70 Dalhousie students presented at last week’s International Perspectives on Science and Economics Student Conference. Pairs of students presented 10-minute presentations connected to their fields of study and subjects of personal interest, and received feedback from their peers…. Continue Reading

Threats scrawled across campus

Hateful graffiti not a one-off incident

March 31, 2015

It’s been a busy few months for Dalhousie. December’s now-infamous Dentistry scandal was followed up by last week’s news of sexual harassment that occurred at Howe Hall earlier this year, and now by a series of violent messages written around campus. Yesterday, Jennifer… Continue Reading

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