Student on probation for Facebook comments

Several university students were charged with non-academic misconduct after writing comments about a professor they didn’t like on a Facebook group. The group, called “I no longer fear Hell, I took a course with [instructor’s name],” first showed up when students were unhappy with their professor’s teaching capabilities in their fall 2007 Law and Society… Continue reading Student on probation for Facebook comments

Recession leads to cut backs on campus

The University of Calgary will be tightening its belt for the next financial year, thanks to the slowly sinking economic situation. U of C president Dr. Harvey Weingarten sent out a memo Monday to university employees outlining measures that the university will take to present a balanced budget to the board of governors in April.… Continue reading Recession leads to cut backs on campus

Downtown, here we come

The University of Calgary has taken another small step in its long, long journey downtown. After a promise of $5 million annually from the province for a lease this summer, the U of C chose the home of its future downtown campus. The site, at 906 Eighth Ave. SW, isn’t the first location the university… Continue reading Downtown, here we come

Big Harv takes the money and runs

After steering the University of Calgary for over eight years, Dr. Harvey Weingarten will soon abandon ship. In a news release on Tuesday morning, Weingarten announced plans to step down from his positions as president and vice-chancellor effective Jan. 1, 2010. Weingarten explained his reasons for departure had nothing to do with any precipitating event.… Continue reading Big Harv takes the money and runs

New disability centre will have to wait

Changes to plans for the Taylor Family Library may mean more services available to students, according to University of Calgary officials. “At one point the Taylor Family Digital Library was going to be much larger than it actually is going to be,” said U of C vice-provost students Ann Tierney. “At one point there was… Continue reading New disability centre will have to wait

University rises in Maclean’s survey

The University of Calgary has problems with the university ranking processes of Maclean’s magazine. According to the 18th annual university rankings publication, the U of C placed seventh in the medical doctoral universities category, an improvement from 10th place last year and up from 13th in 2006, but to U of C administration, the ranking… Continue reading University rises in Maclean’s survey

New dean studies African spam mail

An interim dean has been chosen to fill a gaping hole in the communication and culture hearts. Dr. Wisdom Tettey was appointed to fill the position after Dr. Kathleen Scherf stepped down to become the Thompson Rivers University president June 2008. Tettey, a development studies professor, was an international student who did his masters at… Continue reading New dean studies African spam mail

New biomedical engineering centre proposed

Earlier this week, an announcement was made for yet another new project for the university to undertake. University of Calgary president Dr. Harvey Weingarten plans to propose a biomedical engineering centre to both the provincial and federal government, he said during a community presentation Oct. 15. The centre will focus on inter-disciplinary research and will… Continue reading New biomedical engineering centre proposed