Dal should consider divestment vote’s impact on alumni

As a Dalhousie alumni, I am very proud of my school. I feel like the atmosphere and culture allows students to cut their teeth across many different interests and activities. The decision of the Dalhousie Board of Governors to reject divestment is not the school I know. I know a school that actively invests in…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Gazette opinion writer Shannon Slade clearly took a tongue-in-cheek approach in her Nov. 7 piece when she disparaged Dalhousie’s “vapid, sidewalk-hogging monsters” for having the audacity to stop in the middle of a sidewalk and have a conversation with a living, breathing person. As entertaining as her argument was, she is incorrect. I…

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Another fall, another round of meeting the neighbours

It’s another fall, and that means a new group of students living off campus in our neighbourhood, the streets bounding Dalhousie University, where many single family homes still exist, containing … families. There has been already the usual partying, loud music, public urination (What’s with that anyway? Why do students come out of their houses…

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Letter to the Editor: Dal’s old buildings in need of updates

Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter concerning the sustainability of Dalhousie’s campus and what it means to the future of the university. The 2010 Green Building Policy requires that any new building to be constructed on Dalhousie’s campus over 10,000² feet must meet or surpass the LEED Gold certification standard. While Dalhousie has a sustainable reputation,…

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Letter to the editor: Transparency lacking in DSU

Dear Editor, The recent debates regarding appropriate student advocacy for the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU)—and the DSU’s now former association with the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS) have come to a head. But I believe that some of the most telling things this process has brought to light are…

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Letter to the editor: Positive changes

Rebecca Rose kicks things off

Dear Editor, The results of Wednesday’s council vote have allowed the DSU to finally break free from the roughly $136,000 shackles of two external advocacy organizations: the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS). As a senate representative on council, I continue to be in full support of this decision based…

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