South House to collect levy for one year pending ratification

April 01, 2014

South House is expected to receive the levy increase they campaigned for in the recent Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election despite their factually incorrect referendum question. Dalhousie appears willing to grant the sexual and gender resource centre a year-long grace… Continue Reading

Dal celebrates impactful students and societies

March 31, 2014

The third annual Impact Awards were presented by Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) on Mar. 25. Students were admitted to the awards and dinner for free to recognize their peers’ achievements in academics, student life and community… Continue Reading

Top 10 Dalhousie stories of 2013-14

March 28, 2014

After a long and busy year, we took a few minutes to look back on the biggest stories on campus. Here’s our list of the top 10 stories of the academic year. 10. Dalhousie women’s volleyball wins second consecutive title… 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

Presidential chitchat: Sagar Jha

March 28, 2014

Dalhousie Gazette: What’s the biggest change you’ve made in your time as president? Sagar Jha: It’s kind of selfish and clichéd to say this, but the biggest change has definitely been in myself. I know the growth that I’ve gotten… Continue Reading

Students as first responders

March 28, 2014

After a 64.5 per cent win in the recent Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) referendum, the Medical Response Team will be receiving a levy of $1 per full-time student. With the help of this levy, volunteers on the medical response team… Continue Reading

Facing cuts to FASS, prof proposes new model

March 27, 2014

Under Dalhousie Libraries’ three proposed acquisitions budget models, major cuts to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) were suggested prior to any consultation of department heads. Wayne Hankey, chair of Dalhousie’s classics department and a professor for over… Continue Reading

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to lose instructors, courses

March 27, 2014

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) announced during a meeting on Mar. 11 that the faculty’s 2014-15 budget will be approximately $18.1 million, with projected costs of $19.1 million—leaving FASS with a $1 million deficit. Robert Summerby-Murray, the… 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

Former refugee and child soldier speaks at Dal

March 14, 2014

In 1993, five-year-old Michel Chikwanine was playing soccer in the Congo when army trucks arrived at the field. Amidst gunshots and screaming, he and his friends were abducted. Militants slashed Michel’s wrist and rubbed brown-brown—a mixture of cocaine and gunpowder—into… Continue Reading

International students looking for more at Dalhousie

March 14, 2014

When Mahbubur Rahman came to Dalhousie from Bangladesh, he didn’t know anything about other universities in Canada. After completing his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country, he got a research scholarship from a professor at Dal. Rahman… 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

Your DSU levy shopping list

March 07, 2014

When students vote for the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) executive this year, they will also be asked 10 referendum questions. The Gazette has looked into what the questions are and why each organization is asking them. CKDU-FM Per semester: increase levy… Continue Reading