Dal degree destroyed after divestment disagreement

Last November, Dalhousie University voted against divesting its holdings in fossil fuel companies. On Nov. 8, in protest and anger against this decision, Dalhousie alumnus Scott Vrooman ripped up his master’s degree and mailed it back to university president Richard Florizone. Vrooman appeared on camera on Nov. 8 tearing up his Master of Development Economics…

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Harper-examining journalist calls for millennials to get engaged

“Stephen Harper is not Canada and Canada is not Stephen Harper,” Michael Harris said. Speaking at Dalhousie on Tuesday, Harris, author of Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, insisted that Canada’s prime minister should not be allowed to spend another term in office. Local activist group Vote Harper Out – Halifax hosted…

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2015’s Budget Advisory Committee Report is here!

Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has recommended a three per cent increase in tuition fees and cuts in funding to faculty budgets in the 2015-16 draft budget plan released on March 5. As well, the BAC advised a three per cent increase in auxiliary facilities renewal fees, a $500,000 increase to the facilities renewal budget…

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Advocating for a free education

Cape Breton University has recently launched “Zero Tuition Canada,” a campaign calling for free tuition and a nationwide discussion on the issues of continuous fee hikes and student debt. University president David Wheeler, Faculty Association president Scott Stewart and Students’ Union president Brandon Ellis expressed these concerns on their blog in an open letter to…

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Dal Votes 2015, Candidate Profile: Yazan Matarieh

Name: Yazan Matarieh Age: 19 Hometown: Hebron, Palestine Program: Engineering Relevant Experience: DSU Council Member-at-large for 2014-15, participation with NSPIRG working groups Dalhousie Gazette: Why do you want to be on Dalhousie’s Board of Governors? Yazan Matarieh: Well, I think that Dalhousie University has a lot of potential. Dalhousie has a lot of things that…

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Dal Votes 2015, Candidate Profile: Anthony Saikali

Anthony Saikali Age: 21 Hometown: Halifax, NS Program: Neuroscience Nominated for: Board of Governors Representative Relevant Experience: Established the Dalhousie Medical Campus Response Team   Dalhousie Gazette: Why do you want to be on Dalhousie’s Board of Governors? Anthony Saikali: My experience with the Medical Response Team really made me want to take on a…

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Health Sciences Library to no longer be study space

The W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, located in the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building and better known as the Kellogg, will no longer function as a student study space as of January 2016. Instead, students can study in the Learning Commons area of a building currently under construction, the Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB).…

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Fighting for the right to assisted death

On Nov. 14, philosopher Peter Singer argued for the legalization of assisted dying. Singer spoke at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law for the inaugural lecture of the Sir Graham Day Ethics, Morality and Law Lectures series. Despite bad weather, at least 200 people attended the public lecture. The main auditorium was full and many people…

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Holocaust Education Week Begins on Sunday

Students aim to educate each other about all aspects of the Holocaust Holocaust Education Week in Halifax will take place from Nov. 2 to 8, 2014. Four of five student-geared events will be held on both Dalhousie and King’s campuses. This year, Dal students Yasmine Mucher and Shael Brown, and King’s student Ashley Promislow will…

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