Editorial: Steady Eddy launches Stampede spending spree

By Chris Tait

The Premier shined up his boots, came in to town, scraped up almost $300 million and threw it around in what is beginning to look like a pre-election vote-shopping spree. Taking advantage of the biggest hoedown in the province, Ed Stelmach supplemented his Stampede visit with substantial government spending, including $260 million for the University… Continue reading Editorial: Steady Eddy launches Stampede spending spree

All singing, all dancing!

By Hoang-Mai Hong

The summer movie season is full of heavy-handed, thrills-by-the-nano-second, common-denominator fun-fairs, for many of which brains and inclinations to heave must be checked at the door. It’s what is expected of the typical summer blockbuster, simple entertainment. But when a summer blockbuster such as Hairspray–with its big-name cast and bankability, given the success of both… Continue reading All singing, all dancing!

Former SU president and philanthropist pleads guilty

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

Crime might not pay for University of Calgary fine arts students pending a Board of Governors decision this fall. NETeller president, former Students’ Union president and philanthropist John Lefebvre pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transfer funds with the intent to promote illegal gambling in the Federal District Court of Manhattan Tue., Jul. 10. Lefebvre is… Continue reading Former SU president and philanthropist pleads guilty

Schulich School gets funding for new chair

By Medha Subramani

The University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering received six million dollars this month to foster an innovative learning intiative. The University matched a $3 million donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation’s to create an endowed chair that would oversee the development and implementation of applied educational techniques. “Engineering students, like all university students,… Continue reading Schulich School gets funding for new chair

Academic freedom needs to come first

By Sara Hanson

Universities are meant to provide a safe place for students and academics to participate in the creation of new ideas without any restraints. This was the view expressed by a number of Canadian universities in response to the British Union of Colleges and Universities’ recent discussions surrounding an academic boycott of Israeli universities. The proposed… Continue reading Academic freedom needs to come first