Editorial: Our Turn shows students’ dissatisfaction with SVP

While Carleton’s sexual violence policy may have been passed by the Board of Governors (BoG) in December 2016, the controversy and debate it has created have far from subsided. Our Turn Carleton, a student-led taskforce seeking to implement programs to address sexual violence at Carleton, has worked to develop what they see as a more suitable solution by creating their own sexual violence prevention and support programs. While former Carleton president Roseann Runte said the sexual violence policy passed by the BoG “received strong student support,” Our Turn Carleton organizer Caitlin Salvino said her group continues to speak out against the policy because its creation and implementation “was primarily led by members of the university administration.” The fact that students […]

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Q+A: Roseann Runte reflects on presidency

After nine years of serving as the president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University, Roseann Runte has left the school to become president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Alastair Summerlee, who served two terms as president and vice-chancellor at the University of Guelph, is Runte’s interim successor. The Charlatan interviewed Runte via email about her experience as Carleton’s president as she reflected on her nine years at the university one last time. The Charlatan (TC): You have been Carleton’s president for nine years. How has Carleton changed over this time? Roseann Runte (RR): Every accomplishment was the result of strong team efforts and I recognize and thank all the faculty, staff, students and alumni for their contributions to […]

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BoG discusses sexual violence policy, neuroscience eviction at latest meeting

UPDATE: The Student Union Building referendum failed to pass on Dec. 8.  Carleton’s new Sexual Violence Policy (SVP) was approved at Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) meeting on Dec 1. Three of the four student representatives on the board voted against the policy. The countdown to the meeting was one that had been running for months: it was the day the board would finally vote on Carleton’s draft sexual violence policy, amongst other motions. Protestors gathered outside Richcraft Hall with signs half an hour before the meeting, armed with chants such as “Hey hey, ho ho, this draft has got to go,” and stayed for the first part of the meeting. The meeting began with a moment of silence for […]

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Students rally for Sexual Violence Policy updates

Stakeholders from the Carleton community held a rally on Nov. 29 in the University Centre Atrium to push for more updates to Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy (SVP). This comes ahead of the Board of Governors (BoG) meeting on Dec. 1, where the board will vote to approve or reject the policy. The deadline to pass the policy is Jan. 1, as set by the Ontario government. The event was held jointly by the Human Rights Society, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA), the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA), and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600. “[We’re] looking to have people know what’s going on, and what’s gone on with this policy process […]

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