Posts by Claire Wählen

Top 10 Dalhousie stories of 2013-14

Henry Hicks Building. By Rob Grandy

After a long and busy year, we took a few minutes to look back on the biggest stories on campus. Here’s our list of the top 10 stories of the academic year. 10. Dalhousie women’s volleyball wins second consecutive title The Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball team handled the pressure of being the reigning AUS champions…

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DSU election: Lowest voter turnout in at least a decade

The 2014-15 DSU executive. (Photo by Amin Helal)

The results of this year’s Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections were announced Friday, Mar. 14. Ramz Aziz will return for a second year as an exec, this time as DSU president. He was elected with 55.6 per cent of the vote. Danny Shanahan was re-elected to the position of VP student life with a whopping 85.4…

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DSU rejoins CASA and SNS

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has rejoined the Canadian Association of Student Alliances (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS), recommitting approximately $140,000 to external advocacy in the process. The DSU rejoined CASA as an associate member for the 2014-15 term in a secret ballot vote during their Mar. 12 council meeting. The results were 19…

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Candidate profile: Alexandra Killham

DSU President candidate Alexandra Killham (Photo by Bryn Karcha, DSU)

Name: Alexandra Killham Age: 23 Hometown: Cambridge, Ont. Program: Anthropology and Music, 4th year Position: President Relevant political experience: Senate rep., South House board member   Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for president? AK: I’m running for president because I’m concerned about students’ perception of the relevancy of the union. I don’t believe that students are…

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Candidate profile: Ramz Aziz

DSU president candidate Ramz Aziz. (Photo by Bryn Karcha, DSU)

Name: Ramz Aziz Age: 23 Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan Program: Neuroscience, 4th year Position: President Relevant political experience: VP internal, Ombudsperson, Board of Operations Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for president? Ramz Aziz: Well, I was a vice president of the student union this year and I felt there was a lot more that needed to…

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Grading this year’s DSU executive

As you read this, the halls are littered with posters of tomorrow’s student leaders and the hopefuls who are running against them. But before anyone pops a champagne bottle, let’s give a nod to the executives past. Our panel got together to talk about the past year and give a grade to each of this…

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DSU presidential recall could mean catastrophe for union

The state was confusion on March 6 when an email was sent to the student body saying the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) president was facing recall. Sagar Jha withdrew from his only class, The Census of Marine Life, for what the email describes as “personal circumstances.” The constitution, however, is very clear: only Dal students…

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DSU votes to leave CASA, Students NS

The DSU has voted to leave both CASA and SNS. (Photo by Bryn Karcha)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has voted to end its memberships with federal and provincial lobbying groups, the Canadian Association of Student Alliances (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS), following this semester. The move will free up approximately $140,000, which could be repurposed for internal advocacy—although nothing is set in stone. CASA, which cost the…

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Tuition hike recommended for all Dalhousie students

If you checked your Dalhousie email yesterday, you know: budget time is upon us. The university’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has released their report making recommendations to the university’s president on the upcoming budget. So far, not so good for students. If the recommendations were implemented, all students would see a tuition hike of three…

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