Sprott to receive $48-million building

The Sprott School of Business will have a new building to call home, after Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) approved the creation of a new $48-million building. At an Oct. 5 meeting, the board announced the approval of the building, which will be called the Nicol Building. It will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently sits, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development set to begin as soon as fall 2018. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said at the meeting that Carleton needed more “flexible” teaching and learning spaces on campus and that Sprott is in particular need of the extra space. “We could lose competitiveness in enrolment in the Faculty of […]

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Board of Governors approves new Sprott building

The Board of Governors (BoG) approved a $48 million building devoted to the Sprott School of Business at an Oct. 5 meeting. The board announced that the building will be called the Nicol Building and said it will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently is, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development beginning as early as next fall. According to a press release, the building will be named after Wesley Nicol, a late Carleton alumnus and entrepreneur. The release also states that his family donated $10 million to Carleton in 2014, which kickstarted plans for a building named in Nicol’s honour. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said Carleton needs more “flexible” teaching […]

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CUSA introduces free printing service

Students in a jam can now turn to the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) to print documents free of charge. According to a Sept. 22 press release, undergraduate students can each print 100 black-and-white pages annually during this academic year by emailing their documents to freeprinting@cusaonline.ca. It states that documents must be submitted before 5 p.m. on a business day in order to be ready for pick up at 9 a.m. the following day. Greer Donaldson, a third-year global and international studies student, said she was hopeful when she heard about the service but disappointed by the submission restrictions. “I’ve never had a big essay that’s five pages or more that I’ve done 24 hours in advance,” Donaldson said. CUSA […]

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Crowdfunding campaign helps formerly homeless student attend Carleton

Ben Williamson, a formerly homeless 18-year-old, has fulfilled his dream of studying at Carleton after a professor started a crowdfunding campaign on his behalf. Williamson said he battled homelessness for months after leaving his home in February due to issues at home. The teen has cerebral palsy and said Carleton was an accessible choice. “Well, I had to choose Carleton. They had a unique support program that wasn’t available at any other university,” Williamson said. “This is my dream school.” Although Williamson was accepted into the Enriched Support Program (ESP)—an initiative that offers high school, college, or mature students with grades too low to meet Carleton’s admission averages a chance to prove themselves—and awarded $3,000 in scholarships, he was still […]

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Disqualified slate abandons legal action

The original winning slate in the 2017 Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) election that was disqualified due to electoral violations has decided to stop pursuing legal action against the association. Fresh RRRA’s three candidates—presidential candidate Nayla Al-Ajami, vice-president (programming) candidate Anthony Hajji and vice-president (administration) candidate Connor Thibodeau—expressed their intent to take legal action after the decision to hold another election was nullified by Patrick Watson, RRRA’s executive director. In an Aug. 15 Facebook post, Al-Ajami announced the decision to not pursue legal action, thanking the slate’s supporters and volunteers while vowing to “never forget the 50 votes we won by.” According to Al-Ajami, her slate decided to stop legal action because a lawsuit would be too expensive. “The cost […]

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