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Agriculture budget’s write-offs raise questions about Dal’s financial management

May 10, 2016

Nova Scotia would report in its provincial write-offs, under the Department of Agriculture “Uncollected tuition and fees from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.“ But this line seems odd. Hasn’t the full assets of of the Agricultural College been transferred to… Continue Reading

Understanding the barred BoG meeting

Students' feelings of disenfranchisement from budget consultations made it a necessity to interrupt BOG meeting

April 21, 2016

Yesterday, amidst the protests of the BAC Report and the tuition fee increases it recommended, the Dalhousie Board of Governors was brought to a standstill. The students, interrupting the meeting by shaking boxes of KD emblazoned with the bright #rejectthereset… Continue Reading

Board of Governors, amidst protests, behind closed doors approve of BAC Tuition Increases

Meeting devolves into protests, disrupts normal procedures

April 19, 2016

UPDATED: 8:44 p.m. AST, Apr. 19 The Dalhousie Board of Governors approved tuition fee increases for the upcoming year, which means students in agriculture, pharmacy and engineering will pay more than $1000 more in tuition next year. The students’ protest… Continue Reading

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March 17, 2016

It’s time to talk about next year’s budget. Yeah, we’re as excited about this as you are. This may come as a surprise, but no one likes to be the bearer of bad news, year after year. So instead of… Continue Reading

Dalhousie Faculty Association report poses budget discrepancies

Report tells different narrative than that brought forward in BAC process

March 11, 2016

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) recently released an update to their 2013 “Review of Dalhousie University Finances,” incorporating a new data release since their initial report. This report is an attempt from a perspective outside of the Dalhousie Administration to… Continue Reading

Bringing Awareness

Dal’s second Mental Health Awareness Week brought more attention, more organizations

March 11, 2016

Dal’s Peer Support Group, Laing House, Therapeutic Paws of Canada. These are just some of the organizations that partnered with the Mental Health Awareness Week. Spearheaded by Joanna Cohen, a ResLife advisor and Senior Residence Advisor at Risley Hall, this… Continue Reading

Senate meeting full of contention

Student Senator Reform, Dalhousie Dentistry Report, Budget Advisory Committee Report among items discussed

March 04, 2016

The Feb. 22 meeting of the Dalhousie Senate saw many different threads of ongoing narratives intersect. The lion’s share of the meeting was taken up by discussion of a proposed reform of the Senate seats allocated to students, bringing this… Continue Reading

Breaking down the BAC Report

Plan proposes another year of tuition hikes

February 26, 2016

Each year, Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) presents a report on the University’s budget for the upcoming year. The BAC report details what faculties will be receiving tuition hikes, which services will see decreased operating budgets, and compares Dalhousie’s fees… Continue Reading

Students heat up Board of Governors meeting after being left out in the cold

Tuition reset protesters kept out of BOG meeting

February 26, 2016

“We will not give up the fight, education is a right” was the chant echoed across the Dalhousie Studley quad on Tuesday. Approximately 40 Dalhousie students gathered in front of the Henry Hicks building to attend a public meeting held… Continue Reading

Pay off your library fines with food donations

Food for Fines returns for another year of food bank donations

February 25, 2016

Bringing back an overdue library book to one of Dalhousie University’s libraries and having trouble finding the cash to pay the fine? Instead of paying the fine, bring a food item or make a donation that will go to the… Continue Reading

Students against Israelis

On the normalization of hatred against Israelis

February 12, 2016

Much of political discourse on campus takes place in a vacuum: local municipal issues notwithstanding, most discussions and conclusions have no real consequence on the average student. The “Israeli-Palestinian debate” is no different. Even the most vocal proponents and opponents… Continue Reading

Journalists standing up for journalists

King’s College journalism students make a trip to the Herald picket lines

February 11, 2016

It’s important in any industry, for people who are students hoping to go into that industry, that they support those who are standing up for workers rights that will soon affect them.

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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