Posts Tagged ‘Finances’

Price of paradise

As the cold, wet, miserable reality of the winter semester settles in, let us close our eyes and imagine ourselves in paradise. Legs outstretched on a comfy pool chair. Mojito in hand. The warm sun beating down, accompanied by the mellow vibes of live music. This may sound like a distant dream, but this could…

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Q&A: Mike Savage

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Dal Gazette: Why would students vote for you and what are some of your ideas that would significantly affect the massive student population? Mike Savage: I can provide leadership that’s open and transparent.  We can be the youthful city that we want to be, and most importantly, we can keep the young people right here…

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Q&A: Fred Connors

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On what it means to be the Mayor: Fred Connors: It is the mayor’s job to chair council and to deliver the ambassadorship our city needs and promote the overall higher vision of our municipality to the people who live here, and hopefully the rest of the country and the world. On the city’s finances:…

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The friendly face of education

Christina Lord is nothing short of a teaching assistant all-star. After completing an undergraduate degree here, the Dalhousie PhD candidate knows how to get people excited about science. She spends her days in a lab scattered with papers, coffee mugs, bubbling aquariums and a microscope that is monitored 24 hours per day. In this cluttered…

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Cookout for tuition cuts

KD Cookout. Photo by Adam Faber

Students make mac and cheese to make a point While at Cornwallis Park Nov. 9, Gabe Hoogers was one of many volunteers serving macaroni and cheese to draw attention to student poverty. The numbers at the event rose to as many as 70 at times, with some people trickling in and out. What he might…

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NDP will conduct financial consultations

CFS says government is stalling Torey Ellis, Staff Contributor   Another study of Nova Scotian student finances is just a stalling mechanism, says the Canadian Federation of Students. “Students have already made their voices clear,” says Elise Graham, a NSCAD student and chairperson for CFS–Nova Scotia. “We feel like the NDP is stalling.” The provincial…

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Give to the rich, steal from the poor

By Leilani Graham-Laidlaw, Current Affairs Columnist   The British government is selling Sherwood forest. Whether or not Robin Hood, Little John, and Maid Marion existed, I’m fairly sure they’d be horrified with all the foreign millionaires’ playgrounds that will be popping up over the next few years in a forest that’s been protected by British…

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Resources for the low-income student

Bethany Horne, Online Editor   If you take living expenses and textbook prices into account, going to school at Dalhousie can cost more than $15,000 a year. After four years of studies with that price tag, many of us will graduate poor, or in debt. Last year, more than $2 million in university bursaries was given…

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