New U of C chancellor elected

Joanne Cuthbertson–University of Calgary graduate, long-time advocate of education, scholarship donor, mother, wife, philanthropist, and now, chancellor. On March 24th, Cuthbertson was elected as the university’s 11th chancellor, the third female to ever hold this position.“She is also the first alumna of the U of C to be elected chancellor, which is especially fitting in… Continue reading New U of C chancellor elected

Get out by tommorrow

No time to say goodbye– students living in residence will be forced out within 24 hours of their last exam again this year. The 24 hour policy was first introduced two years ago to prevent students from celebrating the end of finals and ruining the quiet study time of students who have exams until the… Continue reading Get out by tommorrow

U of C dominates head shave

Michelle Stiphout has a new do. It’s a little shorter than she may have liked, and though her buzz cut cost her eight inches of blond locks, it raised more than $2,400 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.Stiphout, a fourth year social sciences major, was one of 73 University of Calgary students who shaved their heads… Continue reading U of C dominates head shave

Digital library gets big bucks

The University of Calgary is on track to see a massive new digital library building by 2008 thanks to over $100 million in funding announced last week. Alberta Advanced Education Minister Dave Hancock was on campus Fri., March 31, on the eve of the U of C’s 40th anniversary, confirming that $113 million dollars will… Continue reading Digital library gets big bucks

400 more drunks to invade BSD

There will be 400 more rowdy party-goers at Bermuda Shorts Day Thu., Apr. 13.Capacity in the beer gardens at the annual year-end party has been increased 10 per cent over last year, bringing the total capacity to 4,400 people, according to Students’ Union vice-president events and good times Alex Vyskocil. One thousand guest wristbands will… Continue reading 400 more drunks to invade BSD

Hancock resigns

Alberta Advanced Education minister Dave Hancock resigned his cabinet post this week to pursue leadership aspirations for the Progressive Conservative Party. The move comes on the heels of Premier Ralph Klein’s announcement that he will step down in six months. It also comes while the post-secondary system is smack in the middle of a comprehensive… Continue reading Hancock resigns