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Black Student Orientation program launches at Dal

In this image: The outside of Dal's Black Student Access Centre.

Dalhousie University’s Black Student Advising Centre (BSAC) is launching an orientation program this year to help first-year students transition into university.  The Black Student Orientation program is ongoing, so students will attend three different sessions throughout the academic year. The first one took place on Aug. 29.  Monique Thomas is BSAC’s Community Outreach and Transition to University…

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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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Summery summary

In this image: A close-up of one of the new green barriers on bike lanes.

Whether  arriving in Halifax for the first time, returning after a summer away, or simply preparing to head into the new semester, here is a brief summary of what’s been happening on campus and in the city these last few months.    Dalhousie University’s new interim president   On July 1, 2019, the Dalhousie Board of Governors  appointed Dr. Teri…

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Halifax’s unprecedented rental crisis

In this image: Someone about to turn the page on the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act

A rental crisis has led to the lowest vacancy rate Halifax has experienced in decades. The issue has resulted in increased rent prices, precarious living and an absence of affordable housing in the city.  After three years of record-breaking population growth in the city, Halifax’s vacancy rate for apartment rentals hit an all-time low this year…

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Dishonourable degrees: an update

In this image: headshot of Peter Dalglish.

Editor’s note: This is an update on “Dishonourable degrees” from the Nov. 30, 2018 issue. Content warning – the story contains information about the sexual assault of minors.  In 2018, the Dal Gazette reported on Dalhousie’s lack of policies about revoking honorary degrees.  The initial complaint came from Robert Huish, an Associate Professor in the Department of International Development. Huish brought up the…

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