Posts Tagged ‘students’

Grad school

Is grad school the right choice for you? (photo by Bryn Karcha)

As many students know, there’s been a lot of media coverage talking about the uselessness of the arts: an undergrad in English (for example) is a waste of time, and a master’s is just another bad decision. I myself am an arts student at Dalhousie, and I wouldn’t consider anything else.  My major is sociology,…

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President invites students to 100 Days of Listening

Dr. Richard Florizone speaks to those few in attendance (photo by Bryn Karcha)

Fifteen or so students and some administrators sat awkwardly in half of the McInnes Room in the Student Union Building for one of the 100 Days of Listening sessions. “It’s understandable that in the first week students have lots of other things to do,” laughs Dr. Richard Florizone, Dalhousie’s new president, “but it was nice…

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Political promises to students

The key political leaders in Nova Scotia (photo by

Nova Scotia Liberals Nova Scotia Liberal leader Stephen McNeil announced on September 10 that students receiving student loans in Nova Scotia to complete post-secondary education should not be charged interest on their government debt. “Nova Scotians that require student loan assistance to pursue higher education are then faced with major financial stress afterwards—a new Liberal…

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Damage deposits: Know your rights

Check out the Access Nova Scotia website for info on tenant rights and responsibilities (Photo by Amanda Rolfe)

As we all know, a large percentage of Dal students are from outside the province. This means the majority of students here are renting places in the city while they work on getting their degrees, making it a landlord’s market. As a result, rent increases consistently and landlords don’t seem to have too much trouble…

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Provincial election prep

Nova Scotia will go to the polls on October 8, and the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is ready. In anticipation of the September 7 announcement, the DSU released its platform on student issues earlier that week. The platform, which will be available around campus on fliers and posters, outlines three main goals: affordable education, accountable…

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A parent’s advice: hidden gems for every student

It feels like it was only yesterday when I found myself en route from Ottawa to Halifax to send my son off to university three years ago. Considered to be an exceptionally organized individual, I remember having only a few small items left to pick up. I envisioned we would have ample time to be…

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Referendums 2013

This election season, a whopping six societies—including the student union itself—are putting forth referenda to try to raise the amount of money they get from students. Here is what you need to know about each question, the society, and what they plan to do with their money. Note: each of the official questions includes “Whereas…”…

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