Carleton surprised by Heritage Register listing

Carleton has been blindsided by the City of Ottawa’s announcement that Dunton Tower, Paterson Hall and the Architecture Building might be added to Ottawa’s Heritage Register at an upcoming council meeting. According to the City’s website, the register is part of the Ontario Heritage Act, which aims to identify buildings in Ontario which are of historical and cultural significance. The website says Ottawa holds approximately 3,500 designated heritage properties on the Act’s list. The tallest building on campus, Dunton Tower honours the memory of Carleton’s longest serving president, A. Davidson Dunton, who presided over the university from 1958 to 1972, Carleton’s website states. An Ottawa Citizen article says the tower was built around 1970 and is a “landmark building” for […]

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NBA Hall of Famer visits Carleton

Carleton may have a storied history of basketball success, but a living embodiment of what you can accomplish as a basketball player visited the school earlier this week. Gary Payton, a National Basketball Association (NBA) hall of famer and basketball legend, made an appearance at the Ravens’ Nest on Sept. 4 to help out with the Carleton-hosted NBA Campus Pass event. Carleton was the first stop on a tour that Payton and the NBA are currently embarked on to help promote the league and the sport of basketball as a whole at different Canadian post-secondary institutions. The tour is part of an ongoing initiative by the NBA to grow the game internationally outside of the United States. Payton was selected to the […]

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CUSA moves to defederate from the CFS

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is ramping up efforts to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) through a new campaign called “CU Later CFS,” which launched on the first day of frosh week. Masjedee said the campaign is ensuring first-year students are aware of what the campaign is by explaining the petition is simply “a precursor to the vote.” CUSA is a member of both the CFS National organization as well as its provincial chapter, and will have to run a referendum to defederate from both. In order to decertify from the CFS National, Masjedee said CUSA is required to collect signatures from 15 per cent of the undergraduate student body at Carleton before holding a referendum […]

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Editorial: Frosh needs to better address mental health

This week, students from across the country—and in some cases, across the world—will descend on Carleton’s campus to begin their university careers. For many of these students, this will be the first time they’re living on their own—a huge transition in itself, never mind the huge shift in workload compared to high school. Fall Orientation activities are designed to make incoming students feel welcome, and get them acclimated to the campus. While frosh events mostly succeed in doing this, they’re missing one key element: mental health. Most students who come to campus in the fall are not completely prepared for the massive adjustment, nor are they prepared for the feelings of overwhelming sadness or anxiety they might experience as a […]

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Carleton observes increase in American student enrolment

Many Canadian universities have experienced a surge in enrolment from American students, which some have attributed to Donald Trump’s presidential election. In a recent Metro News article, Carleton media relations officer Steven Reid said the university’s American enrolment rate was not expected to change due to the U.S. political climate. “Traditionally, international students comprise 13 per cent of the campus population with representation from over 150 countries. It is anticipated that this percentage of international students will remain stable,” Reid said. According to the Metro article, American students became more interested in studying at Canadian post-secondary institutions after Trump’s election, a phenomenon referred to as the “Trump-bump.” Carleton isn’t the only Canadian university experiencing an increase in American  student interest. […]

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