The appearance of 372 large cans of No Name brand cat food on a pallet labeled “Dalhousie” at Halifax’s Young St. Atlantic Superstore location has some members of the Dalhousie community wondering, “What is Dalhousie doing with so much cat food?” News of the mysterious cat food first broke Sunday evening when Halifax local…

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Two weeks after Shell Canada announced a $600,000 donation to Dalhousie, campus activist group Divest Dalhousie has added a redesigned Dalhousie flag bearing a Shell logo to the Studley campus flagpole. Dal News, Dalhousie’s administration-run newspaper, announced on March 25 that $500,000 of Shell’s contribution is scheduled to fund trips, lectures and other activities for Dal students…

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Voter apathy lessened on campus this year as a total of 3,260 Dal students voted in the 2014-15 Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections, an increase of more than 1,400 from last year. A total of 18 per cent of students voted, meaning turnout was the highest it’s been since 2011.   Races decided by as few…

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Dylan Ryan, Chief Returning Officer of the Elections Committee handling this year’s Dalhousie Student Union elections, confirms the committee has received complaints from students regarding a surprise announcement made to candidates on Thursday that students on Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus are able to vote this year. Since the Nova Scotia Agricultural College merged with Dalhousie to…

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There is only one committee of the Dalhousie Student Union that has its minutes reliably posted online – the Sexton Advisory Committee (SAC), chaired by Jomel Varghese. “I have my put my heart in this,” says Varghese. Varghese, currently on track to complete a master’s degree in internetworking, was appointed Sexton Campus Director in April…

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Name: Scott Rairdan Age: 19 Hometown: Calgary, AB Program: Sustainability Management Nominated for: Senate Relevant experience: Organizing with Divest Dal, ally of NSPIRG; South House and other levied societies, works with residence councils, current residence representative on DSU council Editor’s note: This interview occurred on March 20, over a week after other Senate candidates’ interviews…

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Name: Ahmet Emre Harsa Age: 19 Hometown: İzmir, Turkey Program: Computer Science Relevant experience: Member of the International Turkish Geography Olympiad team, founder of the International Turkish Linguistics Olympiad, team member of the first International Geography Olympiad Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for a Senate seat? Ahmet Emre Harsa: Actually, my first plan was…

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Name: Liam Hunt Age: 20 Hometown: Newmarket, ON Program: Political Science and Philosophy Nominated for: Senate Relevant Experience: Works with Dalhousie Residence Council, two years as a Residence Assistant at Risley Hall Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for a senate seat? Liam Hunt: I’d like to adequately represent students. I’m dissatisfied with the current…

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Name: Jad Sinno Age: 20 Hometown: Halifax, NS Nominated for: Senate Program: Combined Honours in Neuroscience and Statistics Relevant experience: Current Vice President (Finance and Operations) of the Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Society, Researcher with Dalhousie Human Resources Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for senate? Jad Sinno: It wasn’t something I’d considered earlier,…

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Name: Cody Couture Age: 19 Program: Political Science Hometown: Petit-Roche, NB Nominated for: Vice President (Academic and External) Relevant experience: Independent education policy research, academic commissioner for the Dalhousie Undergraduate Political Science Society Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for this position? Cody Couture: I’m running because I see a lot of stuff happening at…

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