From the Archives: Mesdames Presidents

April 03, 2016

On March 16, Kathleen Reid was elected president of the Dalhousie Student Union. Her victory was a rarer event than you might think—while women account for roughly 55% of the student population, they have made up only 30% of DSU… Continue Reading

Presidential Chitchat: Dan Nicholson

Last year, the Gazette sat down with the 2015/16 DSU President to see what he wanted to achieve. This is the interview.

April 03, 2016

Dalhousie Gazette: What made you decide to run for president? Dan Nicholson: If I had to narrow it down to one specific thing, I guess it was just my feeling of not personally knowing what the union was up to… Continue Reading

Threats scrawled across campus

Hateful graffiti not a one-off incident

March 31, 2015

It’s been a busy few months for Dalhousie. December’s now-infamous Dentistry scandal was followed up by last week’s news of sexual harassment that occurred at Howe Hall earlier this year, and now by a series of violent messages written around campus. Yesterday, Jennifer… Continue Reading

Voter turnout increases for 2015-16 DSU elections

Dan Nicholson elected union president

March 25, 2015

Voter apathy lessened on campus this year as a total of 3,260 Dal students voted in the 2014-15 Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections, an increase of more than 1,400 from last year. A total of 18 per cent of students voted,… Continue Reading

Upon discovery of misplaced forms, six new candidates for DSU elections

March 10, 2015

Three days after the official nominations period closed, six new candidates were added to the official list of nominees for Dalhousie Student Union elections yesterday. The elections committee says this is because of nominations forms that were submitted to the… Continue Reading

Non-student will have deciding vote in Dalhousie Student Union council

May 09, 2014

A non-student will have the tie-breaking vote at Dalhousie Student Union council this year after a controversial decision to grant honorary union membership to the chair was narrowly approved Wednesday night. Former King’s Student Union council chair Jake Eidinger is… Continue Reading

Editorial: Today’s Dalhousie student

March 28, 2014

The question was innocent enough: what was the mood on-campus this fall? As editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Gazette, I have the privilege of speaking with an array of people from all corners of the university—yes, even from Truro. I’m not… Continue Reading

Presidential chitchat: Ramz Aziz

March 28, 2014

Dalhousie Gazette: What made you decide to run for president? Ramz Aziz: For me, as VP internal this year, it felt like there was a lot more that I could do. I saw opportunities where I could make a difference,… Continue Reading

DSU rejoins CASA and SNS

March 14, 2014

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has rejoined the Canadian Association of Student Alliances (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS), recommitting approximately $140,000 to external advocacy in the process. The DSU rejoined CASA as an associate member for the 2014-15 term… Continue Reading

The Library Problem

March 14, 2014

I felt really uncomfortable when I read the proposed budget cuts to the library acquisitions budget for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). It was kind of like going on a date with Dalhousie and thinking it went… Continue Reading

How to be DSU president without ever attending a class

March 13, 2014

To be eligible for a DSU executive position, you must be a member of the union. The DSU constitution says “Members of the Union” means “all registered students at Dalhousie University who have paid the prescribed fee.” It says a… Continue Reading

DSU’s non-student president letting council decide his fate

March 10, 2014

Sagar Jha is still the president of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) after last Thursday’s surprising revelation he violated the union’s constitution by withdrawing from his only class. DSU council will ultimately decide his fate later this month, but until… Continue Reading

DSU’s decision to leave StudentsNS ill-informed

March 07, 2014

In my first year at Dalhousie, I was Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) secretary. I was impressed, then, to learn about the Alliance of Nova Scotia Students’ Associations (ANSSA) and its work to advance student concerns. In the previous year, 2008,… Continue Reading