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Hope in politics

In this image: Michaëlle Jean in 2006.

To be hopeful or to despair: that is the central question for young people in today’s political context. The Shaar Shalom lecture confronted this dilemma.

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Flu etiquette

In this image: A Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness Centre Flu Shot sign.

Flu etiquette is a general area most people could improve in. Having the flu, while it will generate sympathy, does not excuse you from accountability.

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Pursuing a PhD with ADHD

In this image: A person writes something with a pen on piece of paper.

In September 2018, I was returning to Dalhousie University as a mature student after having obtained a bachelor of science in psychology in 2006. I promised myself that this time around, Dal had to be worth the money and time.

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Your bill, sir

In this image: Someone holding a "Reduce tuition fees" DSU pin.

This spring, Dalhousie University raised its tuition by three per cent for the seventh year in a row. On top of this, there were further hikes to international student fees, adding to an already steep differential fee.   The ones who are being hit the hardest by these changes are new students, particularly incoming international students, who…

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Hallowed DSU council is hollow

 The Dalhousie Student Union Council is composed of the executive, faculty representatives, community representatives as well as reps for the Dalhousie Board of Governors and Dal senate, and members-at-large.   Council members represent various constituencies of the university. They act as a liaison between the community and council, a way for community members to bring their concerns to the DSU. In council, members are responsible for consulting and advocating for their group’s interests,…

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What’s the sense in no scents?

In this image: a person about to spray perfume on their neck.

Look under Dalhousie University’s safety policy, and you’ll find all you need to know about biohazards, chemicals, radiation and lasers. Where are you hiding the lasers from us, Dalhousie?   Scents may not be as lethal as lasers, but they too are an occupational hazard.   The scent page  has information on tobacco smoke and Dal’s use of scent-free cleaning…

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Love, the universal language?

In this image: Close-up of holding hands.

“So, what’s your relationship status?”   Three international students sit in The Dalhousie Gazette office, looking at each other sheepishly. They’re here to discuss their relationship experiences.   International students come from many languages, countries and backgrounds. But these are only the tip of the cultural iceberg. Differences may go deeper, to beliefs, attitudes and values.  Renayre is from the U.S. and in her second year…

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