Ottawa’s Terry Fox Run exceeds fundraising goal

Ottawa’s annual Terry Fox Run, which was held at Carleton’s Anniversary Park on Sept. 17, raised $235,000 for cancer research, surpassing its initial goal of $200,000. Despite sweltering temperatures, about 2,500 participants came out to the 37th annual event to celebrate Terry Fox’s legacy and raise money for cancer research initiatives, Melanie Griffin, one of the organizers, said.  The Terry Fox Foundation partnered with Carleton’s chapter of Terry’s CAUSE on Campus to host the event. Participants could select a five-kilometre or 10-kilometre route through campus. According to Griffin, the majority of money raised will go directly to supporting cancer research initiatives. “The Terry Fox Foundation has very low overhead so upwards of 82 cents per dollar goes to research, [as] […]

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Carleton celebrates Homecoming

The Carleton community soaked up the sunshine while celebrating Carleton’s 75th Big Birthday Bash on Sept. 16. As a special edition of the annual Throwback Homecoming celebrations, the event featured entertainment ranging from a 50-foot Ferris wheel to inflatable bouncy castles, a chemistry magic show, and a Ravens Rhythm Cheer Team demonstration. The event took place at the university in Parking Lot 5 and coincided with the Homecoming football game in MNP Park. Tables giving away free popcorn and cotton candy proved popular, while an announcement that 25 pieces of birthday cake remained was followed up only seconds later with news that all slices had been taken. Yasir Naqvi, the MPP for Ottawa Centre, helped Carleton president Alastair Summerlee cut […]

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Letter: Students must take part in president selection process

The resignation of former president Roseann Runte leaves Carleton University with big shoes to fill. In order to find a successor, the Advisory Committee on the Appointment of the President and Vice-Chancellor (ACAP) will be tasked with finding an ideal replacement. The committee, which will be active throughout the 2017-18 year, will meet regularly to develop a selection process and vet potential candidates. The committee’s mandate is “to consult widely with the University community.” It is important that undergraduates be given an opportunity to contribute during the stakeholder engagement phase. Furthermore, it is vital that students participate actively in the consultation process. These consultations will not directly discuss who we want as the next university president. Rather, they will focus […]

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Crowdfunding campaign helps formerly homeless student attend Carleton

Ben Williamson, a formerly homeless 18-year-old, has fulfilled his dream of studying at Carleton after a professor started a crowdfunding campaign on his behalf. Williamson said he battled homelessness for months after leaving his home in February due to issues at home. The teen has cerebral palsy and said Carleton was an accessible choice. “Well, I had to choose Carleton. They had a unique support program that wasn’t available at any other university,” Williamson said. “This is my dream school.” Although Williamson was accepted into the Enriched Support Program (ESP)—an initiative that offers high school, college, or mature students with grades too low to meet Carleton’s admission averages a chance to prove themselves—and awarded $3,000 in scholarships, he was still […]

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Anti-immigration posters removed from campus

Carleton has removed posters from the Canadian chapter of an international anti-immigration group after they were spotted on campus on Sept. 11. The posters were part of a recruiting effort by Generation Identity. The group defines itself as an “Ethno-Nationalist and Identitarian youth movement” that aims to “re-instill traditional western values” in Canada by advocating against immigration from non-European countries, according to its website. Carleton students shared photos of the posters on Twitter and alerted the university. “Thanks for letting us know. We’ve spotted the posters and are removing them. Carleton has zero tolerance for posters like these,” the Carleton Newsroom account tweeted. The university released a joint statement with the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and Carleton Undergraduate Students’ Association […]

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