Letter from the Editor: A goodbye

This issue, while it won’t be printed, was created in spite of everything happening around us. I couldn’t be prouder of the writers and editors who put these stories together so we could have the equivalent of a final paper, even just online.

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Big oil and academia

In this image: A gas pump nozzle.

In Issue 12 of the Dalhousie Gazette, News editor Karla Renic reported that Dalhousie’s 2019 Treasury Investments Report showed over $27 million publicly traded (PT) equity holdings in mining, oil, and gas. Of that, $2,388,700 was invested into TransCanada Corporation — the owners of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. This is not a unique situation.

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The lost year

In this image: Signs posted on Dalhousie University's Student Union Building saying it's closed due to COVID-19.

During the pandemic, it’s natural to feel restless, scared or bored. However, it’s also important to be aware of the larger impact of your actions.

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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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