Our Turn publishes national action plan against sexual violence

Our Turn, a student-led initiative to end sexual violence on campus, launched a National Action Plan on Oct. 11 from McGill University’s campus, according to a press release. The National Action Plan lays out a list of principles that student unions can adopt to prevent sexual violence, support survivors, and advocate for change on their campuses, according to the document. The plan, according to the release, was created by three Carleton University students along with the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). The action plan also includes scores for sexual violence policies from 14 school across the country, almost half of which failed to score higher than a ‘C’ grade. According to the document, the policies are graded on a […]

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RRRA to hold new executive elections April 18 and 19

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) will be holding re-elections for executive positions later this month, on April 18 and 19. The decision came after Carleton ombudsperson Jim Kennelly was asked by council in March to review the result of the February election. The Fresh RRRA slate came in first place despite being disqualified the day before voting started after accumulating three electoral violations. The Next Step, led by incumbent president Hyder Naqvi, came in second but was named the winner because of the disqualification. At the last meeting council voted to accept the recommendations of Kennelly as a third party. “My solution is the students should decide on who represents them next year,” Kennelly said. He added that holding […]

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RRRA’s promise to replace Mac Daddy’s “unlikely”

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) executive promised during their past two elections to replace the Mac Daddy’s in Oasis, but increased sales may make it less likely. Current RRRA President Hyder Naqvi said his team wanted to replace the Mac Daddy’s last year, and the promise was again part of his re-election campaign this year. “I would love to find a replacement for Mac Daddy’s, so right now we are in talks [with the university] regarding this change,” Naqvi said. Naqvi said RRRA is in the early stages of the process, and that he is meeting with the university on March 23, which “will determine how we are moving forward with this.” Aramark, a food services company, runs Carleton’s […]

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Fresh RRRA appeal decision delayed

The Carleton University ombudsperson will review the disqualification of the Fresh RRRA slate from last month’s Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) election, after the association’s council voted to have a third party review it. Fresh RRRA was disqualified from the Feb. 15 election by the association’s chief electoral officer, Jessica Beaudoin-Walker, after incurring three violations. Violations included a volunteer not wearing a badge while campaigning, a volunteer campaigning outside of a campaign zone, and a Fresh RRRA executive candidate allegedly bribing another slate to drop out of the election. A recording of the alleged bribery was played at the council meeting. Fresh RRRA vice-president (administration) candidate Connor Thibodeau can be heard offering The A Team presidential candidate Ghassan Jabasini a […]

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The Next Step slate aims to focus on long-term plans for RRRA

After winning the 2017-18 Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) elections following the disqualification of Fresh RRRA slate, members of The Next Step slate said they feel confident and still deserving of the win. Hyder Naqvi, the incumbent RRRA president, said all students are at Carleton to learn from their mistakes.   “[A] part of learning is making mistakes and we must be respectful to the people that make them,” he said. The Next Step’s win will see Naqvi return for a second term as RRRA president, while Jacob Howell will serve as the vice-president (administration) and Brittany Galler as vice-president (programming). Fresh RRRA received the most votes in the election, 405 votes, but was disqualified the day before voting after […]

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