Posts Tagged ‘fees’

The Dalhousie Student Union not actually a union

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) was created by an act of legislation in 1966. According to a clerk at the Nova Scotia legislature library, that’s exceedingly rare.  When organizations want to collect and spend money, or open a bank account in Nova Scotia they need to be officially recognized by the province. This requires incorporation…

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Students dissatisfied with university leadership

On March 14 Dalhousie University held the first student consultation session on tuition fee increases. The administration says the session is meant to give students a way of communicating their thoughts with the university’s Board of Governors. The administration will now consult students on their proposals for fee changes prior to recommending those changes to…

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Dexter at Student Day of Action

The second annual Student Day of Action on Feb. 1 brought together more than a thousand students to march under one common goal. But according to Gabe Hoogers, national executive representative of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Nova Scotia, Premier Darrell Dexter was seen marching away from the crowd. “At one point, someone taking…

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Referendum revelations

Five Dalhousie University groups are asking for an increase in levy fees for next year. Full and part-time students pay these levies at the beginning of each semester—that makes every fee-paying student a member of the group, with the ability to vote on fee increases at the same time you vote for executives of the…

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Faculty and administration call for help in negotiations

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) has called for conciliation in their ongoing contract negotiations with the university’s Board of Governors. The provincial government has appointed  John A. Greer from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education to mediate between the two sides’ bargaining teams. The DFA represents over 800 members of faculty, including professional librarians…

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(Updated) Tuition caps up three per cent

New MOU signed spells out tuition hikes The province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia universities signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that is leaving much to be desired for students. The government of Nova Scotia announced it will allow tuition for Canadian students to increase by three per cent per year for…

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Tuition caps up three per cent

New MOU spells out tuition hikes The province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia universities signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that is leaving much to be desired for students. The government of Nova Scotia announced it will allow tuition for Canadian students to increase by three per cent per year for the…

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International students have one more fee to pay

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ISES change international student’s health insurance plan International students at Dalhousie may be paying up more than ever as the result of a number of changes to the ISES health insurance plan opt-out. International students from over 100 countries make up 10.5 per cent of Dal’s student population. As at any university, international students can…

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In defence of offense

Is this offensive? Sometimes, we grate each other’s sensibilities for a reason Katie Toth, Opinions Editor   Many of us are told, day in and day out, that offending people is bad. At the same time, many people who describe themselves as hurt or offended—by hate speech, rape culture, or homophobia—are told to quiet their identity…

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DSU President unsure Day of Action will bring big change

Chris Saulnier hopes the protest will at least open communication between government and students Nicole Feriancek, News Contributor   With the Student Day of Action approaching, Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) President Chris Saulnier is unsure the march will make the government rethink their policies. In reaction to a lack of communication with the provincial government,…

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