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Posts by Ian Froese

In loving memory of Bill McLean

On the weekend of Nov. 7-8 Tigers athletics, the entire Atlantic University Sport, and amateur sport in general was dealt a devastating blow with the loss of Bill McLean. Bill played a crucial role in launching and growing AUSTV in partnership with Bell-Alliant. AUSTV brings webcast coverage to fans of Atlantic University Sport across the…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Gazette opinion writer Shannon Slade clearly took a tongue-in-cheek approach in her Nov. 7 piece when she disparaged Dalhousie’s “vapid, sidewalk-hogging monsters” for having the audacity to stop in the middle of a sidewalk and have a conversation with a living, breathing person. As entertaining as her argument was, she is incorrect. I…

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Dalhousie rugby learns from previous hazing by staying silent

With each incidence of hazing, the public becomes less sympathetic for those who engage in what is, in no uncertain terms, bullying. That is illustrated perhaps no more clearly than at Dalhousie. Less than two years ago, the university’s women’s hockey team ignited a media circus when all 19 non-rookies were benched for their role…

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Dalhousie graduating 3,559 students

Dalhousie University is sending off more than 3,500 students this month in a flurry of 16 convocation ceremonies featuring thousands of guests, handshakes and hugs. Graduation season is upon Atlantic Canada’s largest university with the school bidding adieu to a total of 3,559 students this month, the highest total in Dalhousie’s spring convocation history. All…

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Non-student will have deciding vote in Dalhousie Student Union council

A non-student will have the tie-breaking vote at Dalhousie Student Union council this year after a controversial decision to grant honorary union membership to the chair was narrowly approved Wednesday night. Former King’s Student Union council chair Jake Eidinger is the beneficiary of the DSU’s move to allow non-students to hold the chair position after…

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DSU president Sagar Jha resigns; union leaves CASA again

DSU president Sagar Jha. (Photo by Ian Froese)

Highlights from the Apr. 9 DSU council meeting: Sagar Jha resigns  Dalhousie Student Union president Sagar Jha has stepped down. Jha told a surprised council last night he did not want to be held legally responsible for what he believed would be an illegal decision to leave Students Nova Scotia (SNS). Jha brought up the…

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South House to collect levy for one year pending ratification

South House will collect additional funds in 2014-15, but will need campaign again next year. (Photo by Ian Froese)

South House is expected to receive the levy increase they campaigned for in the recent Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election despite their factually incorrect referendum question. Dalhousie appears willing to grant the sexual and gender resource centre a year-long grace period, according to Ramz Aziz, incoming DSU president. In order to keep collecting the additional…

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South House’s levy increase in jeopardy

South House will collect additional funds in 2014-15, but will need campaign again next year. (Photo by Ian Froese)

Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre may have lost out on nearly $50,000 of additional funds after the university rejected the society’s levy question. Dalhousie has submitted several concerns with the wording of South House’s levy question that passed with a necessary majority of votes in the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election earlier this month,…

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