CUSA plans for digital kiosks in UniCentre

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is looking to implement kiosks in the University Centre atrium. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said the kiosks would promote student events and CUSA services. Masjedee said he hopes the kiosks will encourage Carleton clubs to post their events on CUSA Hub, a website meant to help students connect with different clubs and societies on campus. He said CUSA was approached by a Hatch start-up group that works out of Lead To Win in the St. Patrick’s Building. Hatch is a student-led program for entrepreneurs at Carleton. Masjedee explained that the kiosks would work similar to maps found in shopping malls. “This is sort of the interactive version of that,” he said. He said it […]

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Ablution rooms renovations finish behind schedule

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) recently completed renovations on the ablution rooms at Carleton, which serve students who need to wash themselves before praying. A previous article in The Charlatan reported that renovations were scheduled to be completed in April 2017, but they ended up being extended through the entire summer. The room officially re-opened during the first week of classes, according to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee. Both the male and female ablution rooms are located on the second floor of the University Centre, down the hall from the Multi-Faith Centre’s prayer room. While the men’s room is a separate space, the women’s ablution room is located within a washroom. Biftu Hulo, president of the Carleton University Muslim Students’ Association (CUMSA), said she’s […]

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Editorial: Accessible religious spaces on campus are key

Renovations to the ablutions room—a space used by students to wash themselves before prayer—on the second floor of the University Centre began over a year ago in order to upgrade both the men’s and women’s facilities and to make them more accessible. With many students from various religions, it’s important that spaces available on Carleton’s campus for prayer are accessible and clean. But, despite plans to include four accessible foot baths in the men’s ablution room, none were planned to be installed in the women’s ablution room (which is actually located inside a washroom on the second floor). Back in March, then-Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) president Fahd Alhattab told The Charlatan that the changes would  make “the men and […]

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CUSA promotes businesses with contest

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is giving $2,000 towards one lucky student’s tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. The catch? To be considered, students have to take a picture of themselves or their friends at a CUSA business and post it to Instagram using #tuitionbycusa. CUSA runs four major businesses: Oliver’s Pub & Patio, Rooster’s Coffeehouse, Henry’s Convenience Store, and Haven Books. According to Travis Lindgren, CUSA’s general manager, the contest aims to draw students to these businesses. “There’s a lot of large, multi-million-dollar brands on campus . . . and it’s competitive,” Lindgren said. “[CUSA is] a non-profit though, right? So these businesses are vital to everything. They are a big revenue source, and are very important to the […]

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Frank. phone Indiegogo campaign suspended

The crowd-funding site Indiegogo has suspended former Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) President Fahd Alhattab’s kick-starter campaign for his Frank. cell phone company. A Sept. 20 post to Frank.’s Facebook page explained the suspension as an accident. Alhattab said issues arose because the company replicated the model of the phone, meaning they used a pre-existing design and model rather than an original design. “Let’s be frank: our team made a mistake in our choice of language and design presentation, leading to misconceptions and serious consequences that we tried to rectify by cleaning up our campaign and in interviews with the media,” the post stated. In a previous interview with The Charlatan, Alhattab said he collaborated with quality assurance engineers and […]

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