Womyn’s Centre document defaced with racial slurs

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) Womyn’s Centre has been forced to delete their online list of women-owned businesses. According to Céline Brown MacDonald, a temporary employee fulfilling co-ordinator duties at the Womyn’s Centre, the incident occurred sometime during the last week of May. A June 12 post post on the centre’s Facebook page alerted students to the vandalism. “We will begin working on a new [list of businesses] and deeply apologize to anyone who was affected by the hack,” the post stated. The list was a Google document open “in good faith” for anyone to edit and add businesses they wanted to support, Brown MacDonald said. She said the centre realized the list had been hacked after a student raised […]

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Carleton alumni first African with a disability accepted to Oxford University

A Carleton graduate has become the first African with a disability to be accepted to Oxford University. Eddie Ndopu attended Carleton as an international student from South Africa, and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with high distinction. According to an article in the Mail & Guardian, Ndopu will study public policy during his masters at Oxford, for which he was awarded a full scholarship. However, he has started an online fundraising campaign to cover the costs of his full-time caregiver when he goes abroad, according to Metro Ottawa. Ndopu uses an automatic wheelchair due to his spinal muscular atrophy and requires care that was not factored into his scholarship. The campaign, called “#OxfordEddiecated,” aims to raise around […]

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