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

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

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

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

DSU asks Dal for $44,000 to continue Sexual Assault & Harassment Phone Line

How the phone line reflects deeper problems at Dal

November 13, 2015

As the pilot project of their Sexual Assault & Harassment Phone Line draws to a close on Nov. 20, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is working with the university to try and establish financial support for the phone line until… Continue Reading

Creativity and mental illness: the facts and myths

Professor challenges 'romantic' beliefs of mad, productive artists

November 05, 2015

  The tortured artist, isolated, overwhelmed by inspiration, churning out masterpieces and surviving on Cheerios and cigarettes, is a well-known stereotype. David Goldbloom, speaking on Oct. 29 at the sixth annual Saul Green Memorial Lecture at the University of King’s… Continue Reading

Will the new government bring more research funding to Dal?

Assessing the possibility of campaign promises coming true on campus

November 05, 2015

Justin Trudeau was elected on the promise of change. Universities across the country are now waiting to hear which of these changes will affect them. The Liberal leader pledged to commit hundreds of million dollars to fund research all over… Continue Reading

‘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

International students face difficulties finding Dal med school electives

After $725 application fee, only a small chance of placement

October 25, 2015

International medical students applying for electives at Dalhousie are being turned away – because they’re applying for the wrong electives. Last year, 293 students out of 486 were turned away because the departments and times they had chosen were already… Continue Reading