Equity Services hosts Emma Sulkowicz

Carleton University’s Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) is hailing art as a form of healing and understanding. The school’s Equity Services brought Emma Sulkowicz, an award-winning artist and activist, to campus as the final part of Carleton’s International Womyn’s Week on March 10. Nearly 100 people braved the cold on Friday night to listen to Sulkowicz, a Columbia University visual arts graduate best known for her senior thesis, Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight). Sulkowicz began carrying her dorm mattress everywhere she went at Columbia in September 2014, intending to stop only if her alleged rapist was expelled or left the university. She carried the mattress for nine months until their joint graduation in May 2015. “When it comes to sexual […]

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Student speaks out on lack of study space in the library

A Carleton student is speaking out about a lack of study space on campus after her complaint over the Centre for Student Academic Support’s (CSAS) newly-reserved seating in MacOdrum Library fell on deaf ears. Katie Shieck, a second-year criminology student, said she noticed CSAS had reserved a fourth-floor seating area in September that used to be open for all students to use. But it didn’t begin to bother her until seating became hard to come by during midterm season in mid-October, she said. “Students are always looking for places to sit and work on the fourth floor, and this area has 17 tables that students cannot use during most of the day, even though they are not being used in […]

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CUSA’s The Spot closes down

The Spot, Carleton University Students’ Association’s (CUSA) student life centre, is closing down after opening its doors just last year. The Spot, which provided students with a hangout space to watch TV, charge phones, and attend Student Academic Success Centre (SASC) workshops, opened on Oct. 1, 2014 in the University Centre (UC). CUSA president Fahd Alhattab said The Spot was closed to make room for a new co-working space for clubs and societies. “We did a review of all the business models of all our centres, and we realized we were missing something with The Spot,” he said. Alhattab said students would ask him what the purpose of The Spot was. “I could say, ‘it was a student life centre.’ […]

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