Ablution rooms renovations finish behind schedule

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) recently completed renovations on the ablution rooms at Carleton, which serve students who need to wash themselves before praying. A previous article in The Charlatan reported that renovations were scheduled to be completed in April 2017, but they ended up being extended through the entire summer. The room officially re-opened during the first week of classes, according to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee. Both the male and female ablution rooms are located on the second floor of the University Centre, down the hall from the Multi-Faith Centre’s prayer room. While the men’s room is a separate space, the women’s ablution room is located within a washroom. Biftu Hulo, president of the Carleton University Muslim Students’ Association (CUMSA), said she’s […]

Read more

Steacie and Loeb buildings undergo summer renovations

The summer months will see renovations to both new and old buildings on Carleton’s campus. Changes are coming to the Loeb and Steacie buildings among others, according to assistant vice-president (facilities management and planning) Darryl Boyce. The major planned projects are the first phase of renewal for the Loeb Building and ongoing upgrades to Steacie Building and the MacOdrum Library. Boyce said this work will cost between $1.5 and $2 million for each building. Boyce added that in addition to these projects, repairs are planned to parking structure P9 beside Robertson Hall as well as the parking space underneath the library. He said work on the new three-story parking garage P18 is entering its final stages, and the garage should be completed by […]

Read more

Rooster’s not projecting deficit from money lost during summer renovations

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) reported expense and profit numbers for the renovation period at Rooster’s Coffeehouse, which lasted through the summer and into September 2014. Rooster’s, a campus coffee shop owned and operated by CUSA, underwent renovations which revamped the space and decor of the popular hangout. Originally slated to be open by the beginning of the fall semester, Rooster’s did not open until Sept. 15, and the renovations went over budget. From May 1-Sept. 30, Rooster’s reported $241,000 in revenue, and $258,000 in total expenses. Expenses include the salaries for two members, who were paid during the renovations, and does not include most of the normal expenditure on food. CUSA president Folarin Odunayo said these numbers were on par […]

Read more

Opinion: Carleton needs to look outward for expansion

Just as campus is finally settling down after years of construction and renovations, the administration wants to start the whole process all over again. On Aug. 28, the Charlatan reported the administration is searching for funds to add two new buildings to the university and on Sept. 11 the university announced a $10-million donation to kickstart the funding drive for a new building for the Sprott School of Business. While Carleton’s continued growth is important, an entire generation of students has only known this university in a state of transition. These students have had to deal with the growing pains of expansion and graduated before they could take advantage of it. Now that there’s a light at the end of […]

Read more

Stormont-Dundas residence scheduled for renovations

Stormont-Dundas residence is scheduled for renovations that could cost up to $2.5-million between May to August 2014. The most extensive work will be done to the first and second floors of Stormont Residence, according to Carleton’s assistant director of facilities engineering and construction Mike Graham. Renovations include replacing all doors and suite fan coil units, adding card-accessible wireless locks on suite doors, extensive painting, and an update to the electronic thermostat system. Renovations being planned for the entire Stormont-Dundas residence include upgrading the fire alarm system, replacing the heat exchangers, refinishing the stairwells, and modernizing an elevator, Graham said. “The residence could use improvements,” Stormont resident Claire Reynolds said. “My bathroom’s kind of gross.” Dundas resident Veronica Zuccala said she doesn’t […]

Read more
1 2 3