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

Panthers beat Tigers 68-67

Women’s basketball team loses last game in Dalplex this season

February 26, 2016

Playing in their last game at the Dalplex for the 2015-16 season, the women’s b-ball Tigers dropped a nail biter 68-67 to the U.P.E.I Panthers in a four-point game. With the win the Panthers were able to jump over the… Continue Reading

Abolishing the debt-sentence

Observations from a debt-drained Dalhousie veteran

February 26, 2016

This week’s issue was put together during reading week. Unsurprisingly, most of my regular contributors did not have material to send in. No problem. One of the hot-button issues on campus this month is the proposed tuition increase, and when… 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

The Raised Fist

Evelyn C. White explores our emotional attachment to our teeth

February 26, 2016

  I was captivated by a story that appeared in the media last March about a Nova Scotia man who was stoked to buy dentures with winnings from his $675,000 lottery prize jackpot. “Yep, I went right out and got a new… Continue Reading

Listen up, old man

Societal attitudes towards the cost of university education must change

February 11, 2016

With the recent news of a proposed hike in tuition fees by Dalhousie, it’s more important than ever for students to rally and unify against the rising costs of post-secondary education. Education cannot be considered a commodity; it’s a bloody… Continue Reading

My degree may be useless

March 28, 2014

As we’re closing in on this academic year, you’ve probably started to think about next year, and whether you’re returning or not.  As a second year Dal student, I’m already looking forward to coming back for another great year at… Continue Reading

OPINION: DSU’s VP finance and operations should be elected

January 29, 2014

Accountability, democracy and student engagement were popular buzzwords when I sat on DSU council three years ago. This week the DSU council will have the chance to put its money where its mouth is by making a decision long overdue…. Continue Reading

What’s next? 100 Days to “strategic direction”

January 17, 2014

The 100 Days report has come and gone and already Dalhousie president Richard Florizone is back to work. He’s going to be busy in the first half of 2014, creating a budget and a strategic plan to guide the university… Continue Reading

Q&A with Dalhousie’s new president

January 17, 2014

Richard Florizone has settled into his office. After pleasantries have been exchanged, he asks about the weather. In only a few days it’s gone from a blizzard to rain and melting snow. Halifax weather, we shrug. Dalhousie’s 11th president has… Continue Reading

Dalhousie awaits HRM approval for joint arena

November 20, 2013

The saga to renovate Dalhousie’s athletic facilities is ongoing, with several factors yet to be determined. As work toward renovating the aging Dalplex, on top of building a companion fitness facility, is in the preliminary stages, the university has decided… Continue Reading

Dal prof speaks at Hal-Con

November 14, 2013

Dalhousie English professor Jason Haslam addressed how the zombie is a symbol of the fear of the “other” at The Meaning of Monsters panel at this year’s Hal-Con. “[Monsters] are popular and address a lot of social and political issues… Continue Reading

Dal rowing club strong at nationals

November 07, 2013

The Dalhousie Rowing Club competed at the 2013 Canadian University Rowing Championships on Nov. 2 and 3 in Montreal, QC. This is the first time in six years that the university has competed at nationals. Dalhousie does not offer rowing… Continue Reading