Special constables attacked near Carleton

An active investigation is underway after two Carleton special constables were confronted by a man wielding a replica weapon during Fall Orientation week. On Sept. 2 at around 4 a.m., two special constables were called to the scene near Colonel By Drive to deal with a situation involving a man with a gun, said Brian Billings, the director of the Department of University Safety at Carleton. He said that Ottawa Police Service was called, and the man fled. According to Billings, this attack was a “random, isolated incident.” He said attacks on special constables are not common and added that the officers are fully trained on how to deal with this situation. “The MOU [memorandum of understanding] between us and […]

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Carleton partners with National Gallery for new graduate degree program

Starting this September, Carleton will be partnering with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) to provide a one-year graduate diploma program in curatorial studies. The program will provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the curating field of their choice through a mandatory practicum placement, along with classes. Ming Tiampo, an art history professor who is helping head the project, said it’s extremely important for students to have the practical placement. “After co-curating an exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York [City] in 2013, I realized the importance of institutional training,” she said. “I started working with the National Gallery to plan a syllabus and we launched the initial curatorial studies program three years ago.” Carleton […]

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Carleton residence finishes upgrade of mattress size

Carleton has finished upgrading the beds in its residence buildings, an update which saw an increase in the length of all the mattresses. The move to larger bed sizes in residences started in 2011, according to Laura Storey, the director of housing and residence life. Labelled as ‘Twin XL,’ the new mattresses are 80 inches long, or six feet eight inches, rather than the old 72 inches, she said in an email. The upgrade has taken almost six years to complete. Storey said this is because all of the 3,600 beds at Carleton could not all be changed at once. “Based on both cost and timing, it would be difficult to complete this [transition] in one or two years,” she […]

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