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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Philanthropist Dan Pallotta comes to Carleton

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) hosted philanthropist Dan Pallotta in the River Building on Nov. 16. Pallotta, who is famous for his TED2013 Talk that has been viewed over 3.6 million times, has given 250 talks on the topic of not-for-profit organizations. Opening for Pallotta were several community members active in the community of non-profit work. CUSA president Fahd Alhattab, Michael Cacho from Hatch, Sarah MacNeil from the Student Philanthropy Council, and Cathy Edwards from 1125@Carleton all addressed the crowd. According to Pallotta, society is looking at not-for-profits the wrong way, which is inhibiting them from being successful. “People seem to think that it is up to government to solve these problems. Government isn’t solving these problems and it […]

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Words of wisdom from former froshers

For many new university students, first-year is jam packed with anxiety, high expectations, and overwhelming confusion. The truth is, first-year can be hard, but there are lots of ways to make it easieróand upper- year students have plenty to tell their former frosh-selves.   “First and foremost you need to figure out when the hell all your essays and tests are, and as stupid as it sounds you need to start working on them right now. Why? Well, because before you know it you will have a week to go and seven essays due but you put them all off because you had ‘a month.’ So honestly, that is probably one of the biggest things I can say. You won’t […]

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