Carleton President Roseann Runte to step down

Carleton President Roseann Runte has announced she will be stepping down from her role as president of the university on July 31. She will be seeking another “leadership opportunity,” according to a statement from Carleton. The statement says the university’s Board of Governors will start the process to find her replacement. Runte has been the president of the university for the past nine years and her resignation comes a year before her second term was set to expire in 2018. More to come.

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BoG student governor election results

Results for the Board of Governors’ (BoG) student governor positions were published online on March 15. Undergraduate representative Liam Harrington received the most votes with 1,063, and will be joined on the board by Efrem Berhe, who received 762 votes. Out of a possible 24,841 undergraduate students, 3,215 submitted a ballot in the election, for a turnout of 12.9 per cent. A total of 761 students chose to abstain. The election for the two graduate student governor positions was won by Natalie Prowse with 238 votes, while Rebecca Stiles came in second with 180 votes. Voter turnout for graduate students was 16 per cent, with 598 ballots being cast out of a possible 3,729 voters. A total of 107 voters chose […]

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BoG student governor elections feature 12 candidates

Seven undergraduate and five graduate students are in the running for four positions to sit on Carleton’s highest decision-making body, the Board of Governors (BoG). In this position, members of the BoG have the responsibility to represent all of the students at the university. The elected candidates will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Amanda Goth, the university secretary, said the number of students running in the election this year is positive. “It shows that our student body is interested in the governance of the university and willing to volunteer their time to contribute to the greater good of Carleton,” Goth said. “Having student representation on the Board of Governors gives the students perspective […]

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Editorial: BoG needs to respect student voices

At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Board of Governors (BoG) voted to approve the current version of Carleton’s sexual violence policy. This was despite opposition from three student representatives on the Board—Greg Owens, Fahd Alhattab, and Michael Bueckert. The policy passed, with all non-student members of the Board voting to approve it. This gulf between student representatives and the rest of the Board shows the disconnect between Carleton’s BoG and the larger student body, and a desire to rush the implementation of a sexual violence policy to meet the government’s requirements. The process of getting to this point has been long, and many students have been very engaged with giving feedback on the policy. Students have let their voices be […]

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CUSA should address holes in Student Union Building plan

The upcoming undergraduate referendum regarding the proposed Student Union Building has made it clear that the student body is vastly divided, yet the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) has not recognized this. Sparsely attended open panels and committee meetings, a lack of visibility for the ‘No’ campaign, and ignoring negative reactions and legitimate criticisms on social media through the use of blanket statements—CUSA seems more interested in telling students what they need than actually listening to students concerns. The result is an upcoming referendum, littered with mass confusion that insults our right as students to know all the facts. CUSA has built their platform on the promise of a building committed to the needs of students, but ignores our real […]

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