Posts by Ian Froese

Editorial: Today’s Dalhousie student

Today's Dalhousie students are speaking out with a resolve unlike we've seen in some time. (Photo by Chris Parent)

The question was innocent enough: what was the mood on-campus this fall? As editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Gazette, I have the privilege of speaking with an array of people from all corners of the university—yes, even from Truro. I’m not usually stumped when presented with an open-ended question about campus, but here I was, struggling…

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The Gazette apologizes for plagiarism

Last week, the Dalhousie Gazette was alerted to an act of plagiarism in an illustration which was run in our Feb. 28 issue. Upon investigation, the 146-19 edition of Jocular Impulse was found to have featured a joke which had been previously told by Seth Meyers in Saturday Night Live’s popular Weekend Update segment. The artist…

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Candidate profile: Didier Okende

VP student life candidate Didier Okende. (Photo by Bryn Karcha, DSU)

Name: Didier Okende Age: 37 Position: VP student life   Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for student life? DO: I’m running for student life because I would like to increase student awareness of campus events such as competitions, games and parties to promote diversity. According to me, academic success is not achieved by studying…

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Candidate profile: Aaron Beale

Senate candidate Aaron Beale. (Photo by Bryn Karcha, DSU)

Name: Aaron Beale Age: 25 Hometown: Halifax Program: Sociology and International Development, 6th year Position: Senate Relevant political experience: DSU VP academic and external. Student organizer on campus about food issues, tuition issues. Active organizer in Halifax, Vancouver and overseas.   Dalhousie Gazette: After two years as an executive, why did you transition to senate? Aaron…

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Candidate profile: Ali Calladine

Senate candidate Ali Calladine. (Photo by Bryn Karcha, DSU)

Name: Ali Calladine Age: 18 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Program: International development and economics, 2nd year Position: Senate Relevant political experience: Current DSU chair. A lot of work on formal committees, youth representative on municipal council. She sat on mini rez residence council, president of Dalhousie’s Oxfam chapter, treasurer for IDEAS society.   Dalhousie Gazette: Did…

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DSU’s non-student president letting council decide his fate

Sagar Jha is still the president of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) after last Thursday’s surprising revelation he violated the union’s constitution by withdrawing from his only class. DSU council will ultimately decide his fate later this month, but until then, Jha believes it’s in the union’s best interest for him to stay put instead…

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DSU president Sagar Jha may face recall vote

Sagar Jha is no longer a Dal student. What does this mean for the DSU? (Photo by Calum Agnew)

Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) president Sagar Jha has violated the student union’s constitution by remaining an executive member despite no longer being a Dalhousie student. Jha dropped out of his only class, The Census of Marine Life, last month on Feb. 3. The university informed Jha this past Tuesday that he was no longer a student of…

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Three weeks in a mental health ward

Morgan Hawkes spoke about her experience with mental illness at an open mic event earlier this month. (Photo by Chris Parent)

The first lines on the roadmap to where Morgan Hawkes found herself only a few weeks ago, inside the bounds of a mental health ward, could have been plotted several years ago. It began in high school. Each year, for about a month at a time, she battled something. Whether it was the panic attack…

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Women’s volleyball second to none

Dalhousie's Desiree Nouwen keeps the ball in play - she would finish the game with 11 digs. (Photo by Nick Pearce via Dal Athletics)

Before Dalhousie won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s volleyball championship earlier this month, graduating player Katherine Ryan knew what to expect. There would be jubilation if the Tigers won their second straight title, as the bench cleared and players stormed the court. There would be hoots and hollers from the Dalplex faithful. There would…

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Chief returning officer resigns before DSU election

The chief returning officer for the 2014 Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election, David Nguyen, has stepped down on the eve of the election’s nomination period. Nguyen’s assistant, Ding Fan, will take over as CRO. A new deputy CRO will be appointed soon, likely at tonight’s DSU council meeting, according to the student union’s communications manager…

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