Year-end review: Following up on CUSA’s election promises

With the current Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executive having completed their term, The Charlatan interviewed former CUSA President Fahd Alhattab to see which promises were kept, and which were broken. Promise: Increased coverage for mental health services. Kept: CUSA has expanded its health and dental plan, which now includes mental health counselling. According to Alhattab, the new plan has increased coverage to $35 per session, up to a maximum of $300. Alhattab said CUSA is working with the Health & Wellness Resource Centre co-ordinator on training for peer-to-peer mental health services, which he said is likely to be implemented this year. He said CUSA has also increased funding for Mental Health Awareness Week, to ensure that students know which […]

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Six Ravens taken in 2017 CFL Draft

Six Carleton Ravens football players were taken in the 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft, which was held at the beginning of May in Toronto. It is the first time since 1999 that a Raven has been selected in the draft to join the professional ranks, and the first opportunity for the program’s best to have their shot since its rebirth in 2013. Nate Behar, the all-Canadian wide receiver, was the first Raven off the board. He was taken by the Edmonton Eskimos with the fifth overall pick. “It’s all out of your control on draft day, so it’s kind of back and forth and people are telling you rumours of where they think you’re going to go,” Behar said. […]

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Commentary: Hollerado performs at Bronson Centre

Ottawa rock band Hollerado delivered a lively and upbeat performance during their homecoming concert at Ottawa’s Bronson Centre on May 12. After months of touring around the world, the band brought their “Born Yesterday” tour to their hometown in front of a packed and energetic crowd. Proud of his Ottawa roots, lead singer Menno Versteeg told The Charlatan, “It’s always nice playing where you grew up, you make family and friends proud, and I’m surrounded by Sens fans.” Versteeg also talked about what it was like serving as the opening act on Sum 41 and the Sam Roberts Band’s recent tours. “You learn a lot from bands like that who have been doing it for so long and are real […]

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Ontario Sunshine List reveals university pay levels

The release of Ontario’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure list on March 31 highlighted a continuing gender wage gap among university employees. Published annually since 1996, the Sunshine List provides the salary and benefits of every public sector employee earning more than $100,000 in the previous year. This year’s list has grown by seven per cent, with more than 123,000 people paid more than $100,000 last year, according to CBC News. Carleton president Roseann Runte is once again the highest paid employee at Carleton. Earning a total of $400,004.97 in 2016, Runte was one of three women amongst the top 10 highest paid Carleton employees last year. Sprott School of Business associate dean of professional graduate programs Lorraine Dyke was fourth, earning […]

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Top news stories of the 2016-17 year

As the 2016-17 school year comes to a close, The Charlatan looks back on some of the top stories of this year. These are the stories that have generated the most campus conversation and controversy, the ones with the most frequent coverage—as well as a few fun ones to remember. Student Union Building Referendum The student union building was a campus project that began with last year’s promise by Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) slate Your Carleton to bring forward a new student union building for Carleton students if elected. When Your Carleton was elected, consultations to put together a plan for the building were carried out, and controversy over the issue ignited from there—the survey for consultations had not […]

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