Alastair Summerlee named Carleton’s interim president

Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) has announced the appointment of Alastair Summerlee as Carleton’s interim president and vice-chancellor. Summerlee will take over from current Carleton president and vice-chancellor Roseann Runte to become the university’s 14th president. Summerlee served two terms as president and vice-chancellor at the University of Guelph (U of G), Chris Carruthers, chair of the BoG, stated in a press release. “As president, he championed the importance of the student experience and teaching and learning, while also continuing to teach, supervise graduate students and conduct his own research,” Carruthers said. “His leadership experience, combined with his commitment to social justice and international development, will bring great value to the Carleton community.” According to the press release, Summerlee began his […]

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BOG approves $470 million budget at latest meeting

A $470 million budget for the 2017-18 year was approved at Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) meeting on April 24. The university’s new budget will see a three to eight per cent increase in tuition fees for domestic and international students. According to the meeting agenda, this revenue will fund about 58 per cent of the budget, at $274 million. The new Health Sciences Building—set to be completed in August—is among the most expensive projects in the budget, costing $52 million. With a budget of $29.5 million, the BoG estimates the university’s new Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) building will come in second. Also set out in the budget is $20.5 million towards retrofitting the new building […]

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Top news stories of the 2016-17 year

As the 2016-17 school year comes to a close, The Charlatan looks back on some of the top stories of this year. These are the stories that have generated the most campus conversation and controversy, the ones with the most frequent coverage—as well as a few fun ones to remember. Student Union Building Referendum The student union building was a campus project that began with last year’s promise by Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) slate Your Carleton to bring forward a new student union building for Carleton students if elected. When Your Carleton was elected, consultations to put together a plan for the building were carried out, and controversy over the issue ignited from there—the survey for consultations had not […]

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Residence fees set to rise next year

Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) recently voted to approve the ancillary budgets for the 2017-18 year in a meeting on March 23. Included in the budget is residence fees, which will increase in the fall 2017 semester by two to 2.4 per cent.  Laura Storey, director of Housing and Residence Life Services, said the amount residence fees will increase by is “dependent on the type of room.” The fees for double traditional and suite style rooms will increase by 1.8 per cent, while single traditional and suite style rooms will increase by 2.3 per cent. The ancillary budget represents units that are not included in the operating revenues or expenses of the university. As one of these units, Housing and […]

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BoG approves ancillary budgets

At its most recent meeting on March 23, Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) voted to approve the 2017-18 ancillary budgets. The ancillary budgets represent units that operate outside the operations of the university, and aren’t included in the operating revenues or expenses of the university. Three out of the nine ancillary fees are taken directly from student tuition fees.   Ed Kane, Carleton’s assistant vice-president (university services), went through each of the nine ancillary budgets up for approval. Physical Recreation and Athletics With $18 million in deferred maintenance, Athletics has the second-highest deferred maintenance costs of all nine units included in the ancillary budget. The department is expecting to run a $1.18 million deficit. While ancillary units are meant to […]

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