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January 17, 2014

Where did the winter break go? Here we are, recuperating our coffee-addict habits (unless you’re like me and it never left), blowing the dust off our textbooks, ready to face a new term. While most of us are wishing we… Continue Reading

100 Days in 200 pages

January 11, 2014

Richard Florizone held 48 group consultations, 554 smaller meetings and received 766 online submissions during his first 100 days at work. His report, 197 pages long, was released on Dec. 23, cutting it close to the deadline and over double… Continue Reading

President invites students to 100 Days of Listening

September 20, 2013

Fifteen or so students and some administrators sat awkwardly in half of the McInnes Room in the Student Union Building for one of the 100 Days of Listening sessions. “It’s understandable that in the first week students have lots of… Continue Reading

Canines protest against student debt

February 15, 2013

25 dogs for $25 million… Continue Reading

Dal deficit to hit students next year

February 01, 2013

With an anticipated $17.5 million dollar gap in its 2013-2014 budget, Dalhousie is looking for ways to cut spending. Dal faces a three per cent, or $4.9 million, cut to its government operating grant. The university will also spend $13.7… Continue Reading

Q&A: Waye Mason

September 28, 2012

Two weeks ago, we brought you the Dawgfather. This week we’re interviewing another candidate for city council running in district seven: Dalhousie alumnus Waye Mason. Mason currently teaches music business at NSCC. He was also one of the founders of… Continue Reading

Students dissatisfied with university leadership

March 23, 2012

On March 14 Dalhousie University held the first student consultation session on tuition fee increases. The administration says the session is meant to give students a way of communicating their thoughts with the university’s Board of Governors. The administration will… Continue Reading

Canadian employment moving in the wrong direction

February 17, 2012

According to a recent article from CBC.ca, a report from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) indicates that job quality in Canada has gotten worse in the past year. People have had to move into lower paying jobs and… Continue Reading

Supporting students without spending money

February 17, 2012

In the wake of the provincial government’s announcement to allow tuition to increase by three per cent, student groups are developing new ways to talk to the government about supporting students—without spending money. Mark Coffin, executive director of the Alliance… Continue Reading

DSU president will have it tough

February 10, 2012

It feels like we should endorse a candidate here. Instead, let’s just ask a question: does who wins the Dalhousie Student Union presidency this year actually matter? Let’s start with the candidates. Jamie Arron and Sarah Bouchard are running for… Continue Reading

Faculty and administration call for help in negotiations

January 13, 2012

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) has called for conciliation in their ongoing contract negotiations with the university’s Board of Governors. The provincial government has appointed  John A. Greer from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education to mediate between the… Continue Reading

(Updated) Tuition caps up three per cent

January 05, 2012

New MOU signed spells out tuition hikes The province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia universities signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that is leaving much to be desired for students. The government of Nova Scotia announced it… Continue Reading

Tuition caps up three per cent

January 05, 2012

New MOU spells out tuition hikes The province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia universities signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that is leaving much to be desired for students. The government of Nova Scotia announced it will… Continue Reading