Posts Tagged ‘Tuition’

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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Your tuition supports human rights abusers

Your tuition is being given to organizations that sells weapons to governments that disregard international law. The money you give your university is indirectly going to oppressive regimes guilty of violating human rights and the Geneva Conventions governing the laws of war. Let that sink in for a second. If this is starting to sound…

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Board of Governors Representative: Mariam Ragab

Name: Mariam Ragab Hometown: Halifax, NS Major, Year: Computer Science Minoring in Security Studies, First Year   Why do you want to be on the Board of Governors? Over the past year, I have recognized many concerns with the way the Board of Governors operates and the lack of representation of minorities on the Board.…

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BOG representative: Jeremy Ryant

Name: Jeremy Ryant Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Major, year: Juris Doctor, first year   Why do you want to be on the Board of Governors? I want to be on the Board of Governors because I want to bridge the gap between Dal’s student body and its senior administration. It is easy for university administrators to…

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I have $35,904 in student debt. We need to talk about it.

I have a lot of student debt: $35,904 to be exact. That’s about $10,000-$14,000 a year depending on how much I work during my “pre-study period.” Because I’m the first person in my family to go to university, my parents call me their “shining light of hope.” I don’t know how I’m supposed to be…

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Breaking down “paying for school for millionaires”

Dalhousie University announced on Aug. 10th that $300,000 has been given in funding for nine participants to attend the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program, which has caused a backlash among students. The Dalhousie Student Union and students are claiming that Dalhousie funded a program with money that could have been used on students, and have…

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Abolishing the debt-sentence

This week’s issue was put together during reading week. Unsurprisingly, most of my regular contributors did not have material to send in. No problem. One of the hot-button issues on campus this month is the proposed tuition increase, and when it comes to tuition, I have opinions enough for 10 contributors. Before we go any…

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Breaking down the BAC Report

Each year, Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) presents a report on the University’s budget for the upcoming year. The BAC report details what faculties will be receiving tuition hikes, which services will see decreased operating budgets, and compares Dalhousie’s fees to other large Canadian universities. On February 9th, the BAC released an updated version of…

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