Journalists standing up for journalists

Journalism students from King’s College made the trip to the Chronicle Herald offices on Feb. 3 to show support for the workers on strike, and to send a message to the Herald. Their message? Students will not be scabbed out. It was reported by the CBC Nova Scotia bureau on Jan. 12 that the Herald…

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Legislature calls emergency debate to discuss mental health

The public gallery of the Nova Scotia Legislature was full as the Speaker opened the floor on Nov. 12 to an emergency debate about mental health in Nova Scotia. Previous sittings have seen emergency debates about Muskrat Falls in 2012, and disaster relief for Cape Breton in 2000, but this was the first time the…

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Environmental racism bill hopes to get to second reading

Lincolnville has a large African-Nova Scotian community, and it also has a landfill right beside it. This isn’t rare for the African-Nova Scotian community: throughout the province, there are several toxic waste sites — many of which lie near African-Nova Scotian, Acadian or Mi’kmaq communities. This is known as environmental racism. Environmental racism refers to…

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International students face difficulties finding Dal med school electives

International medical students applying for electives at Dalhousie are being turned away – because they’re applying for the wrong electives. Last year, 293 students out of 486 were turned away because the departments and times they had chosen were already full. According to the International Electives Office, very few applicants were rejected because they failed…

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Understanding sexualized violence

Nine students from Dalhousie’s In Nearly 350 people filled Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library on Thursday Jan. 8 to attend a panel discussion about sexualized violence on university campuses. The event, held by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, touched on all forms of sexual harassment. It was the Dalhousie…

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DSU councillors question value of student advocacy groups

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is considering leaving the two provincial and federal advocacy groups it belongs to, while Students Nova Scotia and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) scramble to make their case for the benefits of membership. “CASA and Students Nova Scotia serve the union on a level of ideology, top-down change,…

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News Briefs

Dalhousie is fighting the flu—on a bigger scale. (via StockPhoto)

Dal announces new partnership to tackle the flu by Nicolas Haddad, news contributor As new strains of influenza appear across the globe, Dalhousie is staying ahead of the game. The university is collaborating on a long-term influenza research project with the University of Saskatchewan. Dal president Richard Florizone, former vice-president finance and resources at the…

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Enrolment is down at most other universities—how about Dal?

Are seats staying full? (Photo by Asrar UlHaq)

    Dalhousie’s 2013 enrolment now sits 23.7 per cent higher than it did in 2002, at 18,531 students. Over that time, Nova Scotia’s other universities noticed a 1.8 per cent decrease, according to the university president’s 100 Days report. How much is Dal’s 2012 merger with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College  responsible for the…

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Saint Mary’s promises culture of consent

Saint Mary’s University is committed to serious cultural change following the release of a new report, says university president Colin Dodds. The 110-page document, “Promoting a Culture of Safety, Respect and Consent at Saint Mary’s University and Beyond,” was made in response to an orientation week event in September where freshmen were led by frosh…

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