CUSA council talks Mawandoseg, CFS at meeting

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their monthly council meeting on Nov. 15, in which CUSA president Zameer Masjedee addressed concerns surrounding CUSA’s plan to move the Mawandoseg Centre’s co-ordinator into the Ojigkwanong Centre. Masjedee said the move was a result of CUSA’s former campaign promise to restructure student services in order to optimize space, as well as students’ money. But, he stressed that the change was not a funding cut. He explained that the restructuring came about because the previous Mawandoseg co-ordinator  regularly working out of Ojigkwanong. “The co-ordinator had requested . . . that they would prefer to work half their hours out in the Ojigkwanong Centre,” Masjedee said. However, Masjedee said CUSA made a mistake in […]

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Carleton hosts Financial Literacy Month

Carleton’s Awards and Financial Aid is hosting Financial Literacy Month (FLM) throughout November. Mark Robinson, manager of financial aid at the Awards Office said: “We think [financial literacy is] really valuable information to get out to students.” According to their website, FLM aims to teach students how to take charge of their finances. “It is a bit of an uphill battle,” Robinson said about trying to get students interested in the topic. “As you can imagine, it’s not always the most exciting topic for students to be thinking about or necessarily the most top of mind as they’re worrying about exams and stuff.” Events this month will seek to teach students about topics such as consumerism, banking products, budgeting, paying […]

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CUSA talks compensation, ranked voting committees

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their monthly council meeting on Oct. 30. The council began to fill the Executive Compensation Review Committee and voted in three council members to sit on the committee. However, at the recommendation of some members, council agreed to postpone the students-at-large portion of the committee until there had been more time to advertise the opportunity to students. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee explained the purpose of the committee, saying “three students-at-large and three councillors will take a look at the overall compensation that CUSA executives receive and then they’ll compare that to other students’ unions.” He added that the committee will then make a recommendation to council on whether salaries and overall compensation should […]

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Carleton notifies employees of phishing attack

Carleton’s Information Technology (IT) department sent out an email on Oct. 12 warning faculty and staff of phishing emails that were being circulated after an information breach occurred in September. According to Don Cumming, the director of university communications, Carleton became aware of the hack on Sept. 24 and continued to gather more information about it until Sept. 28. He said they became aware of the hack when people began asking questions about odd emails they were receiving. “We got inquiries from different people who were on our [email] list asking about it,” he explained. Cumming said the university immediately began to search for the source of the problem, including looking at computers and changing passwords, until they identified a […]

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RRRA cuts the cheese — Mac Daddy’s replaced

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) has finally come through on their two-year promise to replace the Mac Daddy’s in Oasis after students requested a different food option. The mac and cheese restaurant was replaced in September with La Cocina, a Mexican food restaurant chain, which serves burritos, tacos and salads. “There was a lot of interest in finding an alternative to Mac Daddy’s,” RRRA president Hyder Naqvi said. According to him, students specifically requested a burrito restaurant. Naqvi said the replacement came after working with Aramark, the food service company that controls all the on-campus vendors except for Henry’s Convenience Store, Oliver’s Pub & Patio, and Rooster’s Coffeehouse, which are owned by the Carleton University Students’ Association. He said delays […]

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