Carleton changes examination regulations

Carleton has recently made changes to its examination regulations that will be implemented beginning in the fall exam period. Course outlines are now required to list information about tests and exams held outside of “regular designated class time.” Take-home examinations will be formally scheduled if the exam is not assigned on or before the last day of classes.  According to Howard Nemiroff, Chair of the Senate Committee on Curriculum, Admissions and Studies Policy at Carleton, having tests that are scheduled outside of class time listed in course outlines makes the examination process more transparent and fair for students. He said the take-home examination change is also meant to help students avoid examination conflicts. Another major change is that students can also no […]

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Q+A: Barenaked Ladies

Throughout a career that has spanned nearly three decades, the Barenaked Ladies have become one of Canada’s most successful and popular bands. On Nov. 17, they release their 15th studio album, and on Nov. 29, they bring their cross-Canada Fake Nudes Tour to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The Charlatan spoke to keyboardist Kevin Hearn to talk about what the band has been up to recently and their new album. The Charlatan (TC): What have been some of the highlights of 2017 for you guys? Kevin Hearn (KH): Well, earlier in the year, we recorded a record with the a cappella group The Persuasions and they are, of course, a veteran iconic a cappella group from Brooklyn, they started […]

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Algonquin’s student paper goes rogue during faculty strike

With the Ontario college strike proceeding into its fifth week, Algonquin College journalism students are taking campus media coverage into their own hands. The Algonquin Times is built into the curriculum of the journalism program at Algonquin, where second-year students submit stories for publication in return for a grade. The paper reports on campus issues and is published every three weeks. However, several days before the strike, journalism classes were told by the Algonquin College Students’ Association to cease production out of respect for the faculty. Devyn Barrie, a second-year journalism student at Algonquin and the campus government editor of the paper, said he and a small group of students decided to go rogue and continue publishing under the name […]

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Ravens vs. Gee-Gees: Colonel By Classic preview

Since the return of the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees men’s hockey program in 2016, the two schools have made a bigger effort to promote and make an event of their rivalry game. The second annual Colonel By Classic will take place on Nov. 17 at the TD Arena. The Ravens are the current holders of the Colonel By Classic banner after a 6-2 win last year. Despite the early confidence that the win at the Colonel By Classic instilled, the Ravens team went on to have a lackluster year. Carleton struggled all season with an underperforming power play and poor defensive zone play, leading to a record of 16-9-3. The team tied with the Université du Québec […]

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CUSA council talks Mawandoseg, CFS at meeting

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their monthly council meeting on Nov. 15, in which CUSA president Zameer Masjedee addressed concerns surrounding CUSA’s plan to move the Mawandoseg Centre’s co-ordinator into the Ojigkwanong Centre. Masjedee said the move was a result of CUSA’s former campaign promise to restructure student services in order to optimize space, as well as students’ money. But, he stressed that the change was not a funding cut. He explained that the restructuring came about because the previous Mawandoseg co-ordinator  regularly working out of Ojigkwanong. “The co-ordinator had requested . . . that they would prefer to work half their hours out in the Ojigkwanong Centre,” Masjedee said. However, Masjedee said CUSA made a mistake in […]

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