CU budgets $220k for heated bus shelter

A new heated bus shelter has been installed at the bus stop near the University Centre at Carleton. The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) has been working in conjunction with Capital Renewal and Construction Services at Carleton since 2016 to complete the project.  “Students came to us asking for us to improve that situation and so our role was to advocate on behalf of students to the university to expand it and make it better,” CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said. According to Trevor Stewart, director of Capital Renewal and Construction Services, the total budget for the shelter was $220,000. Stewart explained that in 2013, some heaters were installed in the  old bus shelter, but were later vandalized and could not be used.  “This […]

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Back-to-work legislation ends college faculty strike

The Ontario government passed back-to-work legislation on Nov. 19, ending the five-week college strike. Faculty returned to work on Nov. 20, and classes started again the following day. The legislation was passed after the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), with a 95 per cent turnout, rejected the College Employer Council’s new contract offer by 86 per cent. Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced the back-to-work legislation on Nov. 16 but it was voted down by the New Democratic Party. The legislature tabled the bill again on the weekend and the vote passed on Nov. 19. “It was incredibly heavy handed on the part of the government and incredibly late for an intervention on their part,” said JP Hornick, chair of […]

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Students grow ’staches, fundraise for Movember

As the month of November draws to a close, Movember fundraising campaigns are still in full swing. Movember is known for its participants sporting moustaches to raise money for men’s cancer research and health initiatives, but growing facial hair is not the only way to fundraise for men’s health. Carleton’s Sprott Business Students’ Society (SBSS) is hosting a Movember Pub Night and Shave-Off on Nov. 25, as one last fundraising hurrah before the end of the month. They will be donating 100 per cent of their ticket revenue to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation has been around since 2003, and has grown to well over five million contributors, according to its website. The money donors raise goes to research for […]

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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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