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Posts by Lane Harrison

Dal’s Cuba program loses its pioneer and pilot

After joining Dalhousie University in 1989, Marian MacKinnon retired at the end of the last school year. A 30-year staff member of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, MacKinnon spent the majority of her time in the department of International Development Studies. She left behind a legacy of impacting people and their education.   A lot…

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DSU mum on details of staff restructuring

In this image: An easel stating The Grawood is closed.

This summer, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) received backlash after its “employment restructuring” lead to firings of full-time staff. The executive are now preparing to deliver on campaign promises for their one year term.  On May 28, the DSU announced a prospective membership with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). A few weeks later, they…

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The Dalhousie Student Union’s attendance problem

In this image: an empty meeting room on Dal campus.

If free pizza isn’t enough to lure students, then what is?  Near the end of last semester, on Nov. 7, the Dalhousie Student Union held its annual general meeting. The meeting failed to meet quorum – the minimum number of people required to pass new business.   At the meeting, executives discussed their plans for the year and vice-president…

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Students protest Peter MacKinnon

In this image: MacKinnon speaks while the student protesters silently hold their signs.

Peter MacKinnon hasn’t been on Dalhousie University campus for long, but controversy is already stirring. On Jan. 21, Dalhousie’s new interim president arrived at the Arts Centre, for his Studley campus welcome event. A group of silent protesters was waiting for him with a list of demands for the school, the first being MacKinnon’s immediate removal.   The protests…

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