Ottawa’s Terry Fox Run exceeds fundraising goal

Ottawa’s annual Terry Fox Run, which was held at Carleton’s Anniversary Park on Sept. 17, raised $235,000 for cancer research, surpassing its initial goal of $200,000. Despite sweltering temperatures, about 2,500 participants came out to the 37th annual event to celebrate Terry Fox’s legacy and raise money for cancer research initiatives, Melanie Griffin, one of the organizers, said.  The Terry Fox Foundation partnered with Carleton’s chapter of Terry’s CAUSE on Campus to host the event. Participants could select a five-kilometre or 10-kilometre route through campus. According to Griffin, the majority of money raised will go directly to supporting cancer research initiatives. “The Terry Fox Foundation has very low overhead so upwards of 82 cents per dollar goes to research, [as] […]

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Carleton celebrates Homecoming

The Carleton community soaked up the sunshine while celebrating Carleton’s 75th Big Birthday Bash on Sept. 16. As a special edition of the annual Throwback Homecoming celebrations, the event featured entertainment ranging from a 50-foot Ferris wheel to inflatable bouncy castles, a chemistry magic show, and a Ravens Rhythm Cheer Team demonstration. The event took place at the university in Parking Lot 5 and coincided with the Homecoming football game in MNP Park. Tables giving away free popcorn and cotton candy proved popular, while an announcement that 25 pieces of birthday cake remained was followed up only seconds later with news that all slices had been taken. Yasir Naqvi, the MPP for Ottawa Centre, helped Carleton president Alastair Summerlee cut […]

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Petition calls to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s citizenship

A former Carleton student has started a petition to revoke the honourary Canadian citizenship awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, after accusations that she failed to speak out about military violence against minority groups in her home country. Fareed Khan, who was a public policy graduate student at Carleton, has launched an online petition addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking him to rescind Suu Kyi’s honourary Canadian citizenship. Since its release on Sept. 4, the petition has received more than 13,000 signatures of its 15,000 goal. Though Suu Kyi was previously regarded as a symbol of peace and democracy, her failure to condemn the ongoing violence committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority of […]

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CUSA axes The Raven yearbook

On Aug. 31, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) approved its operating budget for the 2017-18 year, which included a decision to cut funding to the yearbook completely. The Raven was a project resumed last school year after a 36-year hiatus. The decision to cut the funding was made due to the yearbook being “not the most popular item,” according to Gavin Resch, CUSA’s vice-president (finance). In the 2015-16 year, CUSA made $16,180 off yearbook sales after budgeting for $25,000 in revenue. In the 2016-17 year, which also falls on Carleton’s 75th anniversary, CUSA projected revenue to be $35,000 for the yearbook, but fell short of its prediction and made $18,225 in sales. Zameer Masjedee, CUSA’s president, said the yearbook […]

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CUSA budget affects changes to Oliver’s, Haven Books

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) council passed its operating budget for the year, with major financial changes to businesses such as Oliver’s Pub & Patio and Haven Books. This year’s budget features $2.4 million in funding, roughly $200,000 more than what was approved last year. The largest area of change is directed towards Oliver’s. Whereas last year’s overhead costs for paper supplies and other disposable cutlery came to just over $23,000, the decision to switch to reusable dishes and cutlery have lowered its budget slot to only $8,000, resulting in $10,000 in savings even after purchasing the new tableware. According to Gavin Resch, CUSA’s vice-president (finance), one of the main issues in previous years was the food quality at […]

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