Posts by Angela Capobianco
What we know about Dal meningitis outbreak
A student at Dalhousie University died during an outbreak of meningococcal disease type B at the university. A second was hospitalized.
No details about the students were shared out of respect for the families, said a Dec. 16 release from the university declaring the outbreak, other than they lived in Shirreff Hall. The release stated, “there is no known social/activity connection between the two cases other than living in the same residence.”Read More
Dalhousie narrowly avoids faculty strike
Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) reached a tentative agreement after two days of negotiations on Jan. 4 and 5. On Jan. 13, the association announced that the tentative agreement was ratified by DFA members.Read More
Dal proposes tuition hike for incoming international students
Dalhousie University has proposed to increase international tuition by almost 16 per cent in the 2023-2024 school year.
Earlier this fall, Dalhousie University proposed a tuition increase and tuition guarantee for international students entering Dal studies next year. By proposing a tuition guarantee for incoming international students, their tuition will remain the same for each year they study at Dal.Read More
CUPE 3912 Strike at Dalhousie: Everything you need to know
On Oct. 19, Dalhousie University teaching assistants (TAs) and part-time academics (PTAs) walked out on strike. This came after two years of negotiations with the university’s administration.Read More
Fires, stabbings and pepper spray: How does Dal plan to solve the HoCo issue?
Jennings, Preston and Larch streets played host to thousands of partying Dalhousie University students on Oct. 1. This comes almost six months after Dal initiated a plan to address the rise of unsanctioned street parties by educating students and working with members of the community, the city, and Halifax police.Read More
Last residence in the dark
A week after Hurricane Fiona moved through Nova Scotia, there were still students living on the Dalhousie University campus without power.
In particular, students living in the Mini Res houses and Glengary Apartments were hit the worst by power outages.
Frustration on campus growing in light of Dal wireless, cybersecurity issues
Since classes began on Sept. 6, Dal students have been experiencing issues connecting to Dalhousie University’s Wi-Fi network. This caps off a summer when Dal’s information technology services (ITS) requested students and faculty change their NetID passwords, following a “cybersecurity issue” reported to the Dal community on July 18.Read More
Some students out in cold as school year starts
Students moved into campus residence buildings at Dalhousie University on Sept. 2 and into University of King’s College ones on Sept. 4. However, not all students had places to move into before the fall semester began on Sept. 6.Read More
Part-time staff negotiations on shaky ground
Some Dalhousie University employees could strike this fall as the university and the union representing a collection of instructors continue to bargain.
Some Dalhousie University employees could strike this fall as the university and the union representing a collection of instructors continue to bargain. Since last April, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3912 (CUPE 3912) — the union representing Dal’s teaching assistants (TAs), markers, demonstrators and part-time academics (PTAs) — has been in a strike position.