Posts Tagged ‘University of King’s College’

Dal prof speaks at Hal-Con

Dalhousie English professor Jason Haslam addressed how the zombie is a symbol of the fear of the “other” at The Meaning of Monsters panel at this year’s Hal-Con. “[Monsters] are popular and address a lot of social and political issues throughout the period of the modern age,” said Haslam. He recruited Dal English professor Julia…

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Dal wins rugby rematches

On Nov. 3 Dalhousie and King’s College went head-to-head for the second year in a row in the Nova Scotia Rugby Union University Division 2 final. King’s opened the scoring as scrumhalf Tristan Keyes took the penalty restart quickly, racing to the outside and offloading to lock Sam Campbell for the try, but flyhalf Liam…

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Why investigative journalism still matters

A group of award-winning journalists shared their cloak-and-dagger investigative tales at the 10th annual Joseph Howe Symposium. The Coast’s Tim Bousquet talked about how he took down Halifax’s former mayor. “The world is not as pretty as it’s made out to be,” says Bousquet to a crowd of mostly young journalism students. “Cultivate a cynicism.”…

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Dal merger should be more streamlined for students

Dear Dr. Florizone, Congratulations on your nomination to the presidency of Dalhousie. From what I read, the initiatives with which you debut your leadership are thoughtful; One Hundred Days of Listening made clear your intention to close the gaps between students, faculty and administration. This is certainly of interest to the student in me who…

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Water boys

The Water Brothers, an award-winning Canadian television documentary series about issues surrounding water, is hosted by Tyler and Alex Mifflin. Alex is a graduate of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, and holds a degree in international development and environmental studies. The Gazette spent time with the brothers recently to discuss their documentary series.…

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King’s professor dives into the Cuban Five in new book

Stephen Kimber at his novel release event (photo by Amin Helal)

“What is love?” That was the question Stephen Kimber, interim director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College, was seeking an answer to in Cuba in May 2009. While  there, Kimber hired a guide by the name of Alejandro Trlles to show him the “real” Havana. Not only did Trlles show…

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King’s men’s volleyball program cut

The University of King’s College has cut its men’s volleyball program. The team was in the midst of a coaching transition, and this air of uncertainty led to a lack of commitment on the part of returning and incoming volleyball players, according to King’s athletic director Neil Hooper. “We felt that for competitive reasons and…

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Know your rival universities

  Welcome, new recruit! Halifax is one hell of a city, but it is a city contested. Dalhousie students are pitted day and night against outside forces who would want the city for their own. It is for your own well-being that we have assembled this list so that you may know your enemy. We’re…

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Swastikas shown at NSPIRG endorsed protest

Dozens of people descended on Cornwallis Park in support of Gaza. (Bryn Karcha photo)

Protesters brandished swastikas at a rally endorsed by the Nova Scotia Public Interest Group on Nov. 17. Originally slated as an anti-war rally in front of the hotel hosting the Halifax International Security Forum, the event became an ‘emergency demonstration’ against Israel’s attack on Gaza. Some of demonstrators at the rally held signs depicting swastikas,…

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King’s appoints a new president

Students at the King’s College returned this fall to a surprise change in staff, discovering the newly sworn in president, Anne Leavitt, to be long gone. Leavitt resigned in June, having served only eleven months of a four year term. The board chose to appoint an interim president, who will serve a two year term,…

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