CASG proposes course outline policy change

Carleton’s Academic Student Government (CASG) is putting forth a proposal to Carleton’s Senate that would require professors to post course outlines a week before classes begin. The current policy allows professors to distribute the syllabi the day before the class begins. Justin Bergamini, CASG’s vice-president (operations), said he wants to ensure that students are not overwhelmed at the beginning of a semester. “Getting these course outlines available a week in advance would allow students to prepare themselves more for their year . . . a little bit of preparation at the beginning of the year can go a long way,” he said. Bergamini added students could explore more cost-friendly textbook options and better prepare for the semester ahead if the […]

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CASG elects new president, approves budget

The Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) elected a new president and approved their budget for the current academic year at their meeting on Oct. 12. Chloe Miller, CASG’s new president, previously served as interim vice-president (academic), but was elected after the previous president stepped down over the summer. Miller, a third-year communications and media studies student, said the previous president did not say the reason for resigning. She said one of her main goals for this year centres around making CASG more visible to the student body. “A lot of people just don’t know about us,” she said. “It’s something we want to focus on this year, getting CASG visibility. Everyone knows what [the Carleton University Students’ Association] is, not […]

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Editorial: Students need more information on CASG

The Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) elected a new president on Oct. 13. Yet how many students even know about the CASG, or understand what its role is on campus? Most likely very few, and students can be excused for not knowing more. There is very little information available about the CASG online, both on their personal website and on the university’s website. While their social media pages are regularly updated and well maintained, the CASG website is not. The last post on it dates from April 2016, and none of the links on the site work. This includes links to their ‘about us’ page, as well as links to the CASG budget and constitution. This is basic information that […]

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MacOdrum Library debuts 24-hour pilot program

Carleton’s MacOdrum Library debuted a 24-hour pilot program for midterm season that provided students with the opportunity to access library space around the clock from Oct. 14-22. The project was the result of nearly a year of negotiations between the Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) and the Carleton administration. The current Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executive also campaigned during the February 2015 election on following through with the efforts of CASG and the past CUSA executive in ensuring the extended library hours program moved forward this academic year. Students have long been requesting extended library hours, particularly during exam seasons. The MacOdrum Library has traditionally closed at midnight on weeknights and is open all night during exam seasons. In […]

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Five candidates in the running for Board of Governors

Five undergraduate students are in the running for two elected positions to sit on the Board of Governors, Carleton’s highest decision making body. In this position, they will represent and lobby the board on behalf of students as well as vote on decisions such as the approval of the university budget and new construction projects. Each representative is taking a strong stance towards decreasing tuition costs, student service opportunities, and greater campus involvement. David Andrews, a fourth-year criminology student with a minor in business, has been a part of community-based organizations in Ottawa for the last few years. He was a job training instructor for Operation Come Home, an organization that supports young adults dealing with homelessness. He has also […]

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