Posts Tagged ‘Dalhousie University’

Accessibility on campus

Accessibility around both Dalhousie University and University of King’s College campuses are far from perfect. But that doesn’t mean the schools aren’t trying.  As two of the oldest schools in Canada, Dalhousie and King’s were built in a different time. They’re filled with an abundance of stairs, narrow hallways and uneven pathways. Most students can overlook…

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Letter from the editor

Originally published in Volume 150 Issue 4 of the Dalhousie Gazette on Oct. 20, 2017. The Gazette is the place on campus for students to have their voices heard, to keep those who represent us, and whom are employed with our tuition dollars, accountable. In this issue you’ll find hot takes on the fear of pranks,…

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Homecoming madness: the aftermath

Reported with files complied from Matt Stickland, Opinions Editor, Kaila Jefferd- Moore, Editor-in-chief and Josh Young, Sports Editor   Black and gold swarms of students flooded the streets of Halifax’s south end as they took part in Homecoming shenanigans last weekend. Dalhousie University’s 2017 Homecoming weekend officially began Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 a.m. Individual…

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Drinking ban brings mixed results

Newcomers to Dalhousie weren’t the only ones testing the waters this month as the university implemented its first dry orientation week.   From Sept. 2 to Sept. 11, no alcohol was allowed in most Dalhousie residences, with the exception of LeMarchant Place and Glengary Apartments.   Vice-provost of student affairs, Verity Turpin, said alcohol harm reduction is…

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Funding cuts to DSU sexual assault phone line leaves survivors without campus support

Dalhousie University is facing backlash from the community following the announcement that the Sexual Assault & Harassment Phone Line will be cut off after Nov. 3. Aimed at Dalhousie and King’s students, the phone line provides anonymous peer-to-peer support for victims of sexual and gender based harassment and violence. The phone line previously established financial…

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Dalhousie graduating 3,559 students

Dalhousie University is sending off more than 3,500 students this month in a flurry of 16 convocation ceremonies featuring thousands of guests, handshakes and hugs. Graduation season is upon Atlantic Canada’s largest university with the school bidding adieu to a total of 3,559 students this month, the highest total in Dalhousie’s spring convocation history. All…

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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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Florizone in Israel

Richard Florizone with Rivka Carmi, president of Ben-Gurion University. (Press photo via Dal)

Dalhousie president Richard Florizone was in Israel earlier this month as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canadian delegation. During a press conference held by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Florizone and Dal VP of research Martha Crago signed a memorandum of understanding specifying shared interests in oceanography between Dal and Ben-Gurion University in…

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Enrolment is down at most other universities—how about Dal?

Are seats staying full? (Photo by Asrar UlHaq)

    Dalhousie’s 2013 enrolment now sits 23.7 per cent higher than it did in 2002, at 18,531 students. Over that time, Nova Scotia’s other universities noticed a 1.8 per cent decrease, according to the university president’s 100 Days report. How much is Dal’s 2012 merger with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College  responsible for the…

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