DSU women’s student representative candidate Emelia Cordova

The Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you the right candidate for this role?   Emelia Cordova: I’ve seen no recognition for women’s work, in general. There are different awards for athletes and academics, but there’s nothing that highlights only women. I am currently the women’s rep, so I am working with the current DSU President on putting…

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DSU LGTBQ+ Representative candidate Alex Springgay-Daubeny 

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and style. The Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you the right candidate for this role?   Alex Springgay Daubeny: I think I’m going to take it very seriously, I’m going to work with all the different societies, reach out to them. I’ll show up to all the meetings.…

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Divest Dal protests board of governors meeting

Despite frigid temperatures and snowy ground, Divest Dal held a campout on Dalhousie University’s Studley quad Feb. 15 to protest Dalhousie’s board of governors meeting, which took place that day.   Divest Dal’s goal is to convince Dalhousie’s board of governors (BoG) to commit to divesting — meaning remove its investment — from fossil fuel…

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Board of governors meeting recap

The most recent Dalhousie University board of governors meeting took place on Feb. 15 via video call. During the meeting, board members discussed the budget advisory committee’s (BAC) draft budget for the upcoming year. This budget will be voted in on March 29.  The recent meeting addressed the reasons for what has recently become an…

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Get to know the DSU presidential candidates

The Dalhousie Student Union is holding its general election this month. Voting will take place on March 14 to 15.   The most important position on the DSU executive is president. This year, students have three options to choose from: Aparna Mohan (previously the vice-president (academic and external) of the DSU and student representative on the…

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Dalhousie updates masking guidelines for winter term

With the return to campus, easing of provincial restrictions and the changing details surrounding the Omicron variant of COVID-19, wearing a mask properly is very important.  Dalhousie University recently updated its masking guidelines on its COVID-19 information and updates page. The new guidelines are more in-line with Health Canada’s newest information surrounding proper masking techniques. …

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Librarian of congress lectures at Dalhousie

Carla Hayden is the 14th librarian of Congress, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2016. Hayden is the first Black librarian of Congress and the first woman to serve in the position.  She spoke at a digital lecture hosted by Dalhousie University on Feb. 1.  The library is essentially the national library of the United…

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How Dal and Halifax are celebrating African Heritage Month

Events for Black History and African Heritage Month have begun in Halifax and Nova Scotia. With in-person events cancelled due to the pandemic, Dalhousie University and other organizations have several events planned online.   Dalhousie opened the month with a virtual flag-raising ceremony, raising the Pan-African and African Nova Scotian flags on its campuses. Online events…

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