CUSA accused of conflict of interest

A former Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) president has levelled allegations of conflict of interest towards former Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) president Fahd Alhattab, regarding the hiring of a consulting company led by Alhattab’s former CUSA council campaign manager. In March 2016, CUSA hired the Sarkany Group to analyze their businesses and service centres, and to make recommendations to increase profits and student satisfaction. CUSA paid approximately $20,000 for six months of full-time work from two consultants, Alhattab said. According to Alhattab, “. . . the deal that we got, for two consultants who have award recognition and have done other clients and have brought real good quality expertise from the field into our businesses, we got a really good […]

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Contract instructor responds to open letter, says they are paid enough

The physics department is heating up after a contract instructor in the department published an open letter responding to his colleague Andrew Robinson’s “Enough’s Enough” letter, which argued Carleton contract instructors are not paid enough. David Maybury responded by writing “I feel that Carleton’s contract instructor wages are more than adequate,” and added “Dr. Robinson fails to understand that wages are just a price, dictated by supply and demand.” Maybury wrote that since Carleton does not seem to have any trouble finding contract instructors to fill the positions available, they are not under pressure to raise their wages as the supply of instructors is more than the demand for their services. “It would be irresponsible for management to pay more […]

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