Special constables attacked near Carleton

An active investigation is underway after two Carleton special constables were confronted by a man wielding a replica weapon during Fall Orientation week. On Sept. 2 at around 4 a.m., two special constables were called to the scene near Colonel By Drive to deal with a situation involving a man with a gun, said Brian Billings, the director of the Department of University Safety at Carleton. He said that Ottawa Police Service was called, and the man fled. According to Billings, this attack was a “random, isolated incident.” He said attacks on special constables are not common and added that the officers are fully trained on how to deal with this situation. “The MOU [memorandum of understanding] between us and […]

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Senate amends student transcript policy

A recent policy change from Carleton’s Senate alters the way dropped courses are marked on student transcripts. Students who drop courses after Sept. 30, the last official day to withdraw from a course with a fee readjustment, will have the dropped course marked as “WDN,” or “withdrawn,” on both official and unofficial Carleton University transcripts. A transcript is a copy of a student’s permanent academic record, listing all courses taken and grades earned. Carleton students are able to request a copy of their official and unofficial transcript through Carleton Central. Prior to this policy change, students could drop courses until the last official day of classes without receiving a notation on their transcript. The reason for the change, according to […]

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Tiny house has big goals

Carleton’s department of civil and environmental engineering and the Azreili School of Architecture and Urbanism are working to construct a tiny house that can withstand Ottawa’s winters and achieve net-zero energy consumption. Several students are working on the construction of the house, called Northern Nomad, under the direction of engineering professor Scott Bucking. According to the Nomad Blog run by those involved in the project, the group is comprised of engineering students and one architecture student. “The goal of the Northern Nomad tiny house project is to achieve net-zero energy and net-zero water within the building footprint, while having a minimal impact on the environment,” said Steven Reid, a media relations officer at Carleton. “As such, the Northern Nomad has been […]

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Carleton ahead of the curve in accessibility

With the start of the school year approaching, Carleton has been hard at work making the campus more accessible for students. Carleton currently has many features that help make the campus more accessible, according to Matthew Cole, executive director of the university’s attendant services program. According to Cole, red stripes across the sidewalks near main roads help those with low vision navigate the campus. Doors across campus come equipped with proximity readers and can automatically open to students. A new ramp coming from Residence Commons makes the neighbouring quad easier to navigate for those with mobility issues. Cole added that a lot of work goes into designing signage on campus so that information can be accessed by those with low […]

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Ravens baseball seeks a change in team culture

Carleton Ravens baseball has sky-high aspirations for where they want their team to go, starting with more public recognition and more support from the university. They are striving to be a more reputable athletic program and behind their head coach and president, they plan on achieving it. Despite playing a vastly popular sport in Canada, the team is classified as a competitive club at Carleton, having yet to reach varsity status. Varsity clubs are given more funding from the university, and generally receive more attention from both the university’s students and the general public. Carleton currently has 15 varsity teams and 18 competitive clubs listed on its website. As well, most competitive clubs have to leave the bulk of team […]

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