Our Turn steps up to stop sexual violence

Student groups are coming together to fight sexual violence at Carleton by drafting a new sexual violence framework. Our Turn Carleton—led by the Carleton Human Rights Society, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)—was formed following a survey email in May and consultations asking students about sexual violence on campus. Representatives of Our Turn Carleton kicked off the initiative after CUSA and the GSA began searching for an alternative to the current Sexual Violence Policy in March. According to Caitlin Salvino, co-chair of Our Turn Carleton, the university’s Sexual Violence Policy was not “survivor-centric” enough and failed to thoroughly consult students. Our Turn Carleton was formed and leaders drafted three goals for a new framework: eliminate […]

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GSA open letter warns BoG against censure

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) has released an open letter urging select members of Carleton’s administration to carefully consider a threat to sanction the university. The Canadian Association of Undergraduate Teachers (CAUT), a governing body made up of 70,000 academic professionals from 122 different Canadian universities, is threatening to censure Carleton amid transparency concerns within the university’s governance. In January 2016, Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) amended its Code of Conduct to restrict members from sharing information discussed in board meetings with the Carleton community. According to Valerie Dufour, a CAUT spokesperson, the ruling violates the CAUT’S Openness and Transparency in Post-Secondary Education policy and led to the censure motion. Dufour equated potential censure to a boycott, where the CAUT […]

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Candidates battle it out in 2015 CUSA elections debate

The executive candidates from all three slates running in the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) elections battled it out in a live debate the evening of Jan. 27. Executives debated issues such as rising tuition fees, safe spaces on campus, and financial transparency. All three presidential campaigns presented a platform to make student living more affordable. Dan Crich, presidential candidate for ACT Now Carleton, said he thinks there should be a solid campaign on campus to advocate for lower tuition. Fahd Alhattab with Your Carleton said he is willing to fight for lower tuition fees but cannot promise to lower them. Alhattab added he “won’t make promises he can’t keep.” Ahmadou Gitteh, presidential candidate for Change CUSA said he wants […]

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