News Briefs

CFS petition lost in transit

A petition with approximately 2,300 signatures asking to hold a referendum on Carleton undergraduates’ membership in their national student union appears to have been lost in transit.

The petition, which began circulating campus Sept. 14, must be approved by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in order for a referendum to be held in March.

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Norman Finkelstein’s plan for peace

More than 150 people came to see Norman Finkelstein, a controversial political scholar, lecture on the Palestine-Israel conflict Oct. 14 at Carleton.

“It’s very calm and non-heated here, unlike other places,” Finkelstein said.

It was his first visit to Carleton, sponsored by Carleton Cinema Politica and OPIRG/GRIPO from University of Ottawa.

Historian, former social worker, professor and author, Finkelstein is an outspoken activist known for his work on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Holocaust and Zionist policy.

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Kosmic shines a light

Carleton architecture students are drawing up plans for Kosmic, an annual party showcasing a wide range of performances and art installations.

“There was an incident where [David Letterman] announced it was one of the top 10 campus parties in North America, so for the next two years there were people flying up from New York and whatnot. . . . It was way over capacity,” said Corey Brown, third-year architecture student and director of this year’s Kosmic.

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