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

Men’s volleyball looks to re-assert dominance

November 01, 2013

  Dalhousie men’s volleyball coach Dan Ota refuses to shy away from the high expectations facing his team as it enters the 2013-14 regular season. “We’re always looking to win our conference,” last year’s Atlantic University Sport (AUS) coach of… Continue Reading

Cross-country champions

November 01, 2013

It’s what the Dalhousie men’s and women’s cross-country teams have been working for throughout the year. All the early morning practices, the vigorous training schedule and the competition during the regular season leads to one moment: the Atlantic University Sport… Continue Reading

Dal must stop unsustainable expansion

October 25, 2013

Dear Dr. Florizone, In my time at Dal, I’ve witnessed tremendous change on our campus. Since 2007, enrollment in many programs has doubled. Entire new curricula have been enacted in our professional faculties. The names of the schools of Law… Continue Reading

Dal merger should be more streamlined for students

October 25, 2013

Dear Dr. Florizone, Congratulations on your nomination to the presidency of Dalhousie. From what I read, the initiatives with which you debut your leadership are thoughtful; One Hundred Days of Listening made clear your intention to close the gaps between… Continue Reading

Dynamic duo

October 04, 2013

Being a Tiger is a source of pride for Devon and Derek Norris. “I never really considered going anywhere else,” says Derek, a third-year kinesiology student and guard for the Dalhousie men’s basketball team. Derek says his decision came easy… Continue Reading

A family affair

October 04, 2013

It’s a family reunion for Paige, left, and Maddy. (Photo by Chris Parent) There are some who are born into the Tigers family, and others who have been adopted by it and now flourish. Anna Stammberger and her family are… Continue Reading