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DSU rejoins CASA and SNS

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has rejoined the Canadian Association of Student Alliances (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS), recommitting approximately $140,000 to external advocacy in the process. The DSU rejoined CASA as an associate member for the 2014-15 term in a secret ballot vote during their Mar. 12 council meeting. The results were 19…

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International students looking for more at Dalhousie

Fewer and fewer international students are applying to Dalhousie. (Photo by Kit Moran)

When Mahbubur Rahman came to Dalhousie from Bangladesh, he didn’t know anything about other universities in Canada. After completing his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country, he got a research scholarship from a professor at Dal. Rahman arrived in August 2013 with a lot of expectations. Unfortunately for him, not all of…

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DSU’s non-student president letting council decide his fate

Sagar Jha is still the president of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) after last Thursday’s surprising revelation he violated the union’s constitution by withdrawing from his only class. DSU council will ultimately decide his fate later this month, but until then, Jha believes it’s in the union’s best interest for him to stay put instead…

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DSU presidential recall could mean catastrophe for union

The state was confusion on March 6 when an email was sent to the student body saying the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) president was facing recall. Sagar Jha withdrew from his only class, The Census of Marine Life, for what the email describes as “personal circumstances.” The constitution, however, is very clear: only Dal students…

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DSU votes to leave CASA, Students NS

The DSU has voted to leave both CASA and SNS. (Photo by Bryn Karcha)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has voted to end its memberships with federal and provincial lobbying groups, the Canadian Association of Student Alliances (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS), following this semester. The move will free up approximately $140,000, which could be repurposed for internal advocacy—although nothing is set in stone. CASA, which cost the…

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