Posts by Daniel Boltinsky

Dissected: Dal keeps cadaver searching alive

Because of people like Wendy Simon, people like Jade Panzarosa don’t dig corpses from graveyards under the cover of night. Jade is a 3rd year neuroscience student. On the 12th floor of the Tupper Building, she pulls a human brain from its plastic container and the classroom smells like formaldehyde. There are roughly 50 students…

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Insurance problems

The Gazette was without insurance until near the end of 2012 (Chris Parent photo)

  As a teaching facility for new journalists, student papers often provide an easy target for lawsuits. But unlike every other major news organization in the country, most student papers don’t have insurance. With more lawyers signing pay-if-you-win contracts that can encourage more lawsuits, campus papers have a new reason to protect themselves. Sam Brooks,…

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Freedom of speech in crisis at Dal: report

According to the 2012 Campus Freedom Index, the state of liberty at Dalhousie sucks. The report, published by Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), grades 35 Canadian schools on the actions of both the administration and the Dal Student Union (DSU), as well as their principles and policies. One of the report’s authors is…

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King’s orchestra in a church

The Halifax Music Co-op Orchestra, which left the King’s Student Union (KSU) last April, has found a permanent home at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in the West End. While executive director Faye Bontje says there has never been a feeling of departure from the King’s community, their change of environment has been drastic. The co-op…

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News Briefs

Dal’s honorary degree recipients announced Alongside this year’s graduating class, Dalhousie has named Peter MacKinnon, Robert Roberts and Romeo Dallaire as this fall’s honourary degree recipients. MacKinnon is a Dal graduate who went on to become the president of the University of Saskatchewan from 1999 to 2012. In 2006 he was a candidate for the…

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News Briefs

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The least fun use of a movie theatre? Second-year Dalhousie engineering students will be taking morning classes at the Park Lane Empire Theatres cinema on Spring Garden Road because of a lack of space on campus. For desks, there are trays that attach to the cup-holders, and the movie screen displays slides as with a…

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News Briefs: September 7, 2012

Fringe Festival is on The 22nd annual Atlantic Fringe Festival, which commenced Sept. 2, is set to offer over 50 different acts during its 11 day run. Shows range from comedies, such as Fucking Stephen Harper—journalist Rob Salerno’s intimate satire of Canadian politics, to award winning dramas like Balls—about testicular cancer. In addition to first…

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Halifax hospitality

Halifax Regional Police gave 262 fines for cycling without a helmet last year. Many of those, a police representative says, went to out-of-province residents such as students, who did not know about the rule. “Nova Scotians know the law is there,” says HRP officer Shawn Currie. “It’s when we get people from Ontario and other…

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Occupy: six months later

Spring is here, and so is the end of the school year (and Mayor Kelly’s mayoral career), but one thing appears to be missing: Occupy Nova Scotia. Where is the movement that was so strong last fall? Occupy Nova Scotia participants have been meeting on a weekly basis to make sure the movement does not…

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