The problem with DSU elections

DSU Staff and Executive office

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) held their general elections for the 2021-2022 academic year from March 8 to 9, 2021. But of the nearly 20,000 students the DSU represents, only seven candidates ran for the six available positions –– only vice-president (student life) was contested with two candidates –– and only 2,165 students voted.   Included in the uncontested…

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DSU raises student health plan fees

Health Plan Office

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has voted to slightly raise the cost of the DSU health and dental plan in an attempt to ensure students don’t receive an unmanageable fee increase in the near future, according to union President Maddie Stinson.   The single student and family plan fee for domestic students will increase by $4.64 to $468.64.…

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Dal engineering students win national competition

Two Dalhousie University students took home the top prize at a national engineering competition earlier this month. Though they sometimes feel like they don’t belong at Dal, to them the win is a reminder: women belong in engineering.   Annika Benson and Kayleigh Landers, who are both preparing to graduate from engineering at Dal this spring,…

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