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U.S. diplomat talks politics with students

By Darlene Seto

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke visited the University of Calgary this past week as the speaker for this year’s James S. Palmer lecture. Holbrooke’s lecture drew a diverse crowd to hear the seven-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee speak, Thur., March 22 in MacEwan Hall. Holbrooke has played a crucial role… Continue reading U.S. diplomat talks politics with students

Students learn to lead at Office of the Student Experience

By Darlene Seto

The University of Calgary’s new Office of the Student Experience is looking to reinvigorate campus life by helping students manage their transition to university. Formed from a merger between the Student Life Office and U of C 101 program, the office’s mandate is to provide academic and social support to better engage students and help… Continue reading Students learn to lead at Office of the Student Experience

Letter: Seriously, stop it

By Carol Daugherty Rasnic

Editor, the Gauntlet, [Re: “Professor wins suit against U of C,” Darlene Seto, Sept. 28, 2006] I am a professor emerita of business law at Virginia Commonwealth University, and professor Peter Bowal has long been a respected colleague and friend of mine. He has brought much pride and many accolades to the University of Calgary,… Continue reading Letter: Seriously, stop it

Professor Wins Suit Against U of C

By Darlene Seto

It is an extraordinary situation for a faculty member to sue the university where they are an employee, as Haskayne School of Business professor Peter Bowal well knows. This past January, Bowal launched a lawsuit accusing the University of Calgary of wrongfully withholding salary and of a breach of contract as a consequence of ‘arbitrary… Continue reading Professor Wins Suit Against U of C

Professor sues U of C

By Darlene Seto

A prominent University of Calgary faculty member is taking legal action against the university. Haskayne School of Business Law professor Dr. Peter Bowal has filed a lawsuit accusing the university of wrongfully withholding his salary and for an abuse of trust and discretion, causing ‘incalculable personal hardship and torment.’ “I feel like a rape victim,”… Continue reading Professor sues U of C

USRI scheme faces criticism

By Darlene Seto

The recent attempt to overhaul a seemingly sound University of Calgary program has proven difficult, marred with student and faculty complaints. The fall 2005 semester saw the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction move completely online, causing student response rates to plummet from an average of above 60 per cent to less than 35 per cent.… Continue reading USRI scheme faces criticism

$1.2 million to Fine Arts

By Darlene Seto

The arts show you how to feel. What is the point of a better economy if you don’t know how to live? I want to awaken people on how important they are.” To John Lefebvre, a former University of Calgary Students’ Union President, it’s that simple. Lefebvre’s deep feelings on the fundamental existence and development… Continue reading $1.2 million to Fine Arts