DSU LGTBQ+ Representative candidate Alex Springgay-Daubeny 

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and style. The Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you the right candidate for this role?   Alex Springgay Daubeny: I think I’m going to take it very seriously, I’m going to work with all the different societies, reach out to them. I’ll show up to all the meetings.…

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Divest Dal protests board of governors meeting

Despite frigid temperatures and snowy ground, Divest Dal held a campout on Dalhousie University’s Studley quad Feb. 15 to protest Dalhousie’s board of governors meeting, which took place that day.   Divest Dal’s goal is to convince Dalhousie’s board of governors (BoG) to commit to divesting — meaning remove its investment — from fossil fuel…

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Board of governors meeting recap

The most recent Dalhousie University board of governors meeting took place on Feb. 15 via video call. During the meeting, board members discussed the budget advisory committee’s (BAC) draft budget for the upcoming year. This budget will be voted in on March 29.  The recent meeting addressed the reasons for what has recently become an…

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Get to know the DSU presidential candidates

The Dalhousie Student Union is holding its general election this month. Voting will take place on March 14 to 15.   The most important position on the DSU executive is president. This year, students have three options to choose from: Aparna Mohan (previously the vice-president (academic and external) of the DSU and student representative on the…

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Librarian of congress lectures at Dalhousie

Carla Hayden is the 14th librarian of Congress, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2016. Hayden is the first Black librarian of Congress and the first woman to serve in the position.  She spoke at a digital lecture hosted by Dalhousie University on Feb. 1.  The library is essentially the national library of the United…

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 Dal faculty have mixed feelings about return to class 

Tara Perrot, the president of the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) left a meeting with Dalhousie University’s acting provost and vice-president academic Frank Harvey in January feeling “disappointed and cut out,” she said.  The meeting was called by the DFA in hopes to get more information for faculty about the return to in-person classes. But Perrot…

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Catching up with Dalhousie’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Ashley Jackson was on her way to the gym in Ottawa when she received the news she would be heading to the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.  “I was completely surprised. I didn’t think I was going to be a Rhodes Scholar. It’s only really starting to sink in now,” Jackson said.  Jackson was one of…

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Back to school, away from class: the state of Dalhousie campus

Classes at Dalhousie University have been moved online until Jan. 31 and residences are closed until Jan. 29, but that doesn’t mean the campus is completely shut down. There are still some services running, either at different hours or online, and some things haven’t changed at all.   Changes to Vaccine Rules  If classes return this winter term,…

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