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

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

Loaded Ladle brings cooking competition to the SUB

No tears, no drama, just delicious free food

February 25, 2015

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, a familiar sight appears in Dalhousie’s Student Union Building: a line stretches out from the cafeteria to the lobby as students wait for free lunches served by the Loaded Ladle. This Tuesday, though, the… Continue Reading

Dal graduate says his Facebook posts led to campus ban

Dal Security not required to report their bans to university administration

February 22, 2015

As a result of Facebook posts he made in what he calls an attempt to slay misogyny on campus, a Dal theatre graduate is now banned from almost all Dalhousie property. Nick Baros-Johnson has hosted the radio show Suburban Shadows… Continue Reading

Dal’s Dean of Arts and Social Sciences to be new SMU president

Robert Summerby-Murray to take over SMU presidency in July

February 16, 2015

Saint Mary’s University will have a new president as of July 1, it was announced last Wednesday. Dalhousie’s Robert Summerby-Murray, who served as Dean of Arts and Social Sciences for four years, will be taking over from Colin Dodds, who has been president at SMU for… Continue Reading

Dalhousie Outdoor Society seeks levy

A levy as a means to bring societies together

February 16, 2015

Students looking for a break from daily life on campus can take part in trips to Cape Breton, Cape Split, Kejimkujik National Park and York Redoubt, amongst several others. Those looking to get some exercise can take part in different outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, surfing and… Continue Reading

Dal counselling employs 2 new staff members

February 08, 2015

Due in large part to the dentistry scandal, the presidency of Dalhousie granted extra funding to Dal’s Counselling Services this semester. As a result, the centre decided to employ two 10-month term psychologists to increase the amount of personal counselling… Continue Reading

Health Sciences Library to no longer be study space

New Collaborative Health Education Building will be study area as of Jan. 2016

February 08, 2015

The W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, located in the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building and better known as the Kellogg, will no longer function as a student study space as of January 2016. Instead, students can study in the… Continue Reading

Dawgfather’s anti-Semitic Tweets spur international reaction

Were the tweets making a point about freedom of speech or outright anti-Semitic?

January 30, 2015

A police investigation. A rally. A condemnation from the Israeli Consul General. Hot dog vendor Jerry Reddick, a.k.a. Dawgfather PhD, is at the centre of all these after posting a series of Holocaust jokes on Twitter in an self-declared exercise… Continue Reading