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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Carleton sign lights up blue for Autism Speaks

The Carleton sign on Bronson Avenue was lit up with blue lights in honour of National Autism Awareness Day on April 2, an annual event that is meant to bring awareness of those who have autism. The project to light up the sign was spearheaded by the Carleton chapter of Autism Speaks, the first chapter of Autism Speaks in Canada. Before lighting up the sign, the group organized a walk around Carleton while holding a banner. Circling back around to the Bronson entrance sign, Reuben Matthews, the president of the Carleton chapter gave a speech about the importance of autism awareness around the world. “I don’t think autism specifically has been represented at Carleton. Students need to be more aware […]

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Memorial held for political activist Carleton student

Staff, students, and visitors crowded into a room in Dunton Tower on March 24 to attend a memorial for Naser Al Raas, a human rights activist and former Carleton student. Al Raas, who was arrested and jailed for 31 days in 2011 while participating in pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, passed away on Sept. 20, 2016 while waiting for a heart and lung transplant. After being released, he told the CBC he was electrocuted and subjected to mock executions, which worsened his chronic heart condition. Bill Skidmore, a human rights professor at Carleton and one of the organizers of the memorial, said Al Raas was passionate about standing up for others. “He was extraordinarily determined to speak out on human rights […]

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Flood causes power outage in Dunton Tower

Dunton Tower was closed on Sept. 13 and 14 due to flooding in the building, according to a release from Carleton’s facilities management and planning. The flood caused a power outage and the university encouraged staff and students in the building to work in the MacOdrum Library or elsewhere on campus. A sign posted on the outside of Dunton Tower read “Due to an electrical equipment failure. The majority of electrical power is off in the Building.” This is the second time the building has been closed due to a power outage since August. It was also closed from Aug. 26 to 28 after a water line burst, which also caused an electrical failure. Dunton Tower was built in 1971.

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Where to go when you’ve gotta go: The Charlatan’s guide to the best bathrooms on campus

To be an informed Carleton student, it’s important to know your way around campus. Knowing the best place to grab food or a quick caffeine fix is vital information for a university student, but knowing where the best bathrooms are located is insider knowledge. To save you from exploring the multitude of bathrooms across campus, The Charlatan did some investigative reporting to bring you the five best bathrooms on campus. #5 – Best view (4th floor Tory Building) It’s well known to many upper-year Carleton students and grads that the bathrooms on the fourth floor of Tory Building are exceptional. “I feel as though my worries are washed away along with my bowels” said Aaron, a fourth-year interactive multimedia and […]

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