An orientation facilitator fundraises for Shinerama during frosh week ( Photo: Adam Dietrich )
Emergency notifications will be sent via text to students and staff ( Photo: Christopher King )
CUSA vice-president (internal affairs) Cameron McKenzie collected signatures for a petition against the age cap on student bus fares. The petition garnered more than 2,400 signatures ( Photo: Lasia Kretzel )Read more
The City of Ottawa transit committee voted unanimously to support a motion asking city council to reverse its decision on an age limit for student bus passes at a meeting Sept. 1.
At an earlier city council meeting in December council voted to cap the age for the student bus discount at 27. The decision came into effect July 1, and now requires students over the age of 27 to pay the adult price for a bus pass.
The cap will cost older students about $220 more per year and will bring in an estimated $220,000 of annual revenue for the city.Read more
Should a major fire or armed intruder ever force Carleton into a state of emergency, students and staff will be notified instantaneously via text message, e-mail and flashing messages on campus-wide computer screens.
The university has invested $350,000 in an emergency notification system (ENS), which was unveiled Aug. 7 and is “the most comprehensive of its kind,” according to a university press release.