Sixty Canadian universities sign pledge for diversity

The presidents of 60 Canadian universities have signed a pledge committing to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion on their campuses, according to a press release by Universities Canada. The Inclusive Excellence Principles commits to “attracting and retaining students, faculty, staff and leaders from all backgrounds,” according to the release, as well as undertaking a five-year action plan. Mike Mahon, Universities Canada’s new board chair and president of the University of Lethbridge, said in the release that this is a significant step in their efforts to improve equality for all students, faculty, and staff in Canadian universities. “The university mission of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement is most successful when all members of the university community are supported in […]

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Opinion: Bro culture is an unfortunate reality in frats

One of the biggest communities at Carleton University is its sororities and fraternities. The “Greek” community has the best connections with the bars on campus and in the market, and a reputation for the best parties. I decided to go through the rushing process and eventually got a bid, reaching the stage of probationary membership, which I enthusiastically accepted. I began to study the history of this fraternity and I was drawn in by a man known as the Golden Hearted Virginian. He is said to have single-handedly transformed a struggling local fraternity into a strong national brotherhood. He was described as a perfect bundle of nervous energy and his enthusiasm was so contagious it influenced everyone who came within […]

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