Posts Tagged ‘student union’

DSU Presidential Debate Recap

This year there are five Dalhousie Student Union Presidential candidates ranging in political experience, ideas on important issues and what they were studying at Dalhousie University.  March 6 was the DSU Presidential Debate for the 2018-2019 DSU election. During their opening statements, the candidates, Mary MacDonald, Aaron Prosper, Isaac Greenberg, Jennifer Samson and Kati George-Jim all…

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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 VP Internal Candidate: Annie Laura Shannon-Dwyer

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Annie Laura Shannon-Dwyer Program and year: I am currently in my fourth year of my Hons BSc in Recreation Therapy   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? Dalhousie is our community. In my second year at Dal…

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DSU funds All Out to protest student fees, with student money 

The Dalhousie Student Union receives most of its funding from student fees.   Those fees go towards projects such as Student Union Building renovations, student societies, grants, loans, and campus services like Campus Copy and the Grawood. There seems to be confusion regarding where exactly our tuition money is going and how it’s being used, so the Dalhousie Gazette looked into this to try and see if the DSU really has our back.   Last November…

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What’s been going on at Dal??

racism, Masuma Khan

Editor’s Note: Words are used to communicate specific ideas; a word is only useful to the extent that it‘s common meaning is understood by each person. In modern discourse, racism and racist are used to communicate a number of related but decidedly distinct ideas, so they‘ve become inefficient, if not totally counter-productive. Systemic racism or…

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Editorial: Today’s Dalhousie student

Today's Dalhousie students are speaking out with a resolve unlike we've seen in some time. (Photo by Chris Parent)

The question was innocent enough: what was the mood on-campus this fall? As editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Gazette, I have the privilege of speaking with an array of people from all corners of the university—yes, even from Truro. I’m not usually stumped when presented with an open-ended question about campus, but here I was, struggling…

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Candidate profile: Jacqueline Skiptunis

VP academic and external candidate Jacqueline Skiptunis. (Photo by Chris Parent)

Name: Jacqueline Joan Skiptunis Age: 24 Hometown: New York, NY Program: Russian studies, 3rd year Position: VP academic and external Relevant Political Experience: VP Academic for the Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Society Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for the position of VP academic and external? Jacqueline Skiptunis: For the past year and a half,…

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StudentsNS report wants better student housing standards

StudentsNS housing report calls for change. (Photo by Adele van Wyk)

Rent is one of the highest costs of attending school—perhaps second only to tuition. Unfortunately, that high cost often comes with other problems, such as absentee landlords, substandard living conditions and issues with recuperating damage deposits. StudentsNS (SNS) is finalizing their report on off-campus student housing, to be published by early February. The provincial lobbying…

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Josh Gummett loses DSU elections appeal

Josh Gummett’s appeal against the Dalhousie Student Elections Committee has been rejected. Gummett ran for VP (internal) against Ramz Aziz. He lost by an 11.4 per cent margin. According to the judicial board’s decision, Gummett argued that the DSU elections committee should have fined Aziz for a number of campaign violations. These included an undocumented…

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