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

Breaking down the BAC Report

Plan proposes another year of tuition hikes

February 26, 2016

Each year, Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) presents a report on the University’s budget for the upcoming year. The BAC report details what faculties will be receiving tuition hikes, which services will see decreased operating budgets, and compares Dalhousie’s fees… 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

Lottery tickets

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, 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