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DSU Election Recap

Dalhousie University’s 200th anniversary saw a monumental Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election.   Voter turnout peaked at 19.8 per cent of the student body – the largest turnout in over a decade – and candidate positions were the most contended in recent years.   Whether you agree or disagree with the election results, these statistics are a…

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DSU VP Student Life Candidate: Irene Saliendra

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Irene Rose Saliendra Program and year: 3rd-year Business Management, majoring in entrepreneurship and innovation   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? For the past three years I have been involved in student engagement initiatives and events, and…

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DSU VP Academic and External Candidate: Andrew Hall

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Andrew Hall Program and Year: 3rd-year Philosophy.   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? I wanted to see more done than was currently being done. I saw an opportunity to apply my skills and help negotiate, collaborate,…

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DSU VP Academic and External Candidate: Ahmed Abdulhussain

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity Name: Ahmed Abdulhussain Program and year: I am currently in my third year of my Bachelor of Management Program. Why are you running? What made you decide to run? The incentive behind my decision to run is that I wanted to raise awareness…

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DSU President Candidate: Jenn Samson

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity Name: Jenn Samson Major, Year: Third year, Environmental Engineering (Completed BSc, St. Fx)   What position are you running for, and what responsibilites correspond with it? I am running for DSU President. The duties associated with this position are related to public outreach, working with…

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John Wesley Chisholm talks student debt

John Wesley Chisholm answers his own phone. After a dozen cold calls answered by media managers, public relations people, and volunteers with a phone – it was surprising. It was so unexpected, that the first 30 seconds of the interview was establishing that it was in fact, Chisholm on the phone. John Wesley Chisholm answers…

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You’re too apathetic to read this

Sorry to be the one to have to tell you this, but I have it on good authority that you are too ignorant and apathetic to trust with anything. Don’t get me wrong: this isn’t coming from me. It’s just the message I’ve heard from a very powerful bloc within Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) executive…

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The quiet demise of the Halifax Student Alliance

By Lucy Scholey, News Editor Some students may have forgotten about it, and many students haven’t even heard of it. And now, all that’s left of the Halifax Student Alliance is a gaping hole in the Dalhousie Student Union’s budget. The DSU budget allocated about $13,000 to the multi-university coalition last spring for the current academic…

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