Board of Governors approves new Sprott building

The Board of Governors (BoG) approved a $48 million building devoted to the Sprott School of Business at an Oct. 5 meeting. The board announced that the building will be called the Nicol Building and said it will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently is, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development beginning as early as next fall. According to a press release, the building will be named after Wesley Nicol, a late Carleton alumnus and entrepreneur. The release also states that his family donated $10 million to Carleton in 2014, which kickstarted plans for a building named in Nicol’s honour. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said Carleton needs more “flexible” teaching […]

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Letter: Sexual Violence Policy criticism warrants changes now

Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy is a product of the provincial government passing Bill 132 in 2016. The Bill outlines that all Ontario universities who receive public funding are required to develop a sexual violence policy that outlines resources available to survivors, the reporting process, and requires input from the students as well as revision at least once every three years. Although Carleton University presented many drafts of the policy and consulted with both students and staff over the policy, it was evident that it was a rush for Carleton to establish a cohesive and competent sexual assault policy by the January 2017 deadline. On Dec. 1, 2016, however, the policy was presented to and passed by the Board of Governors. […]

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Revenge porn website dedicates threads to Canadian universities

An anonymous revenge porn website is dedicating threads to Canadian universities students including York University, according to their community newspaper, the Excalibur. The Excalibur described the website as an image-hosting site where intimate images and videos of mostly women are uploaded without their consent. The Charlatan has withheld the website’s name to avoid further publicity. David Ariza, a third-year journalism student at Carleton University, said he researched the issue of revenge porn last year for a class assignment. He said when he started this project, he found out about the website in question that was spreading revenge porn of girls both of age and under-age without their consent. “We failed as a society to stop this,” Ariza said. The website works […]

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Editorial: More CU staff training on sexual violence is essential

Over the past year, Carleton staff and students have been debating the changes to the university’s Sexual Violence Policy, but recent events have proven that the policy might only look good on paper.  Staff on campus must be sensitive to the issue of sexual violence as it is happening all across Ontario, including on our very own campus, with a Carleton student recently having gone public after allegedly being sexually assaulted in her dorm room over the summer.  Despite having a medical note, the student said she was unable to receive accommodation for her summer school courses. Faculty members at Carleton need to understand the importance and severity of a medical note, despite the fact that they do not have—and […]

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Editorial: After earning renown, Carleton can still improve

Since its founding in 1942, Carleton University has come a long way. With over 24,000 full and part-time students, and more than 875 staff, the university has become nationally renowned for programs in journalism, public affairs, and high technology. Although Carleton has been a role model in the academic sphere, it still has a long way to go regarding accessibility and student policies. Everyone has felt despair when the O-train is out of service or when the stairs to Tory quad are treacherously coated with ice. Not to mention, Carleton’s sidewalks have been seriously neglected, making navigating campus extremely difficult for students and professors requiring higher accessibility. With all the political push this year to change our sexual violence policy […]

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