DSU bringing campus events back to students

The Dalhousie University Student Union (DSU) wants to see a fun but safe return to campus. They’re planning a return of all traditional student life events under the safety protocols set by the province and university.   “Most university students miss the time they didn’t get to spend socializing last year,” said DSU President Madeline Stinson. “I think we’ll see…

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International students struggling to return to campus

As Dalhousie University prepares to welcome students back on campus, international students struggle with unclear government policies and slow university responses.  Returning international students have received conflicting, confusing and late information from the Dalhousie International Centre (IC.)   Dalhousie did not respond to the Dalhousie Gazette’s requests for an interview regarding this article.    The “Cold, mechanical voice” of the International Centre …

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International students deserve better

On Bedford Street in Halifax, N.S., Kenneth Zhang stood next to his crashed car. It was a snowy night in January 2021. The third-year international student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) was on his way to deliver take-out Chinese food, when his car slipped on the road and hit a street light. His manager kept calling, asking him…

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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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