Ablution rooms renovations finish behind schedule

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) recently completed renovations on the ablution rooms at Carleton, which serve students who need to wash themselves before praying. A previous article in The Charlatan reported that renovations were scheduled to be completed in April 2017, but they ended up being extended through the entire summer. The room officially re-opened during the first week of classes, according to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee. Both the male and female ablution rooms are located on the second floor of the University Centre, down the hall from the Multi-Faith Centre’s prayer room. While the men’s room is a separate space, the women’s ablution room is located within a washroom. Biftu Hulo, president of the Carleton University Muslim Students’ Association (CUMSA), said she’s […]

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CUSA holds first council meeting of school year

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their first council meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 27. The meeting began with executive members updating council on what initiatives they’re working on and what’s planned for the coming months. Currently in the works is a continued effort to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). According to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee, CUSA plans to begin tabling for signatures in October, although the petition is already accessible at the CUSA office. They also plan to host a town hall next month and have an open discussion with students about the process. “Imagine it kind of like a debate, but more so an opportunity to come and ask us anything […]

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Frank. phone Indiegogo campaign suspended

The crowd-funding site Indiegogo has suspended former Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) President Fahd Alhattab’s kick-starter campaign for his Frank. cell phone company. A Sept. 20 post to Frank.’s Facebook page explained the suspension as an accident. Alhattab said issues arose because the company replicated the model of the phone, meaning they used a pre-existing design and model rather than an original design. “Let’s be frank: our team made a mistake in our choice of language and design presentation, leading to misconceptions and serious consequences that we tried to rectify by cleaning up our campaign and in interviews with the media,” the post stated. In a previous interview with The Charlatan, Alhattab said he collaborated with quality assurance engineers and […]

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CUSA moves to defederate from the CFS

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is ramping up efforts to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) through a new campaign called “CU Later CFS,” which launched on the first day of frosh week. Masjedee said the campaign is ensuring first-year students are aware of what the campaign is by explaining the petition is simply “a precursor to the vote.” CUSA is a member of both the CFS National organization as well as its provincial chapter, and will have to run a referendum to defederate from both. In order to decertify from the CFS National, Masjedee said CUSA is required to collect signatures from 15 per cent of the undergraduate student body at Carleton before holding a referendum […]

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Senate amends student transcript policy

A recent policy change from Carleton’s Senate alters the way dropped courses are marked on student transcripts. Students who drop courses after Sept. 30, the last official day to withdraw from a course with a fee readjustment, will have the dropped course marked as “WDN,” or “withdrawn,” on both official and unofficial Carleton University transcripts. A transcript is a copy of a student’s permanent academic record, listing all courses taken and grades earned. Carleton students are able to request a copy of their official and unofficial transcript through Carleton Central. Prior to this policy change, students could drop courses until the last official day of classes without receiving a notation on their transcript. The reason for the change, according to […]

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