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SOUNDING OFF

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the new Proposed AU tuition policy [see last week’s Over Extended for more information – v11 i11, March 12, 2003]. For next week’s Sounding Off, send me your thoughts on the following topic: AU Tutors. Some of them are adored, others .. well: not… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra; I’m having a hard time dealing with all the intensive coverage of the war in Iraq. Everywhere I turn war is staring me in the face, whether it’s on the television or the front page of the morning news. I feel terrible for the innocent people living through this war in Iraq. I… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Same Old, Same Old It seems every week the same things happen across Canada. Provincial Governments such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, as well as the Federal Government (see end of story for links) all put hundreds of thousands if not millions into boosting research activities of Canadian Universities, and basically nothing into… Read more »

Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the new Proposed AU tuition policy [see last week’s Over Extended for more information – v11 i11, March 12, 2003]. The topic for next week is: Rising tuition rates: Do you still feel that under the new tuition rates you are getting a better… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra is on hiatus this week while Sandra takes a much deserved vacation. To keep the column relevant to you, Sandra needs more questions to answer! If you have a question that you would like Sandra to answer, write her at smoore@ausu.org The Voice does not collect information on people who send in questions,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

GOVERNMENT DISCOVERS STUDENTS IN DEBT! The Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation has found (http://www.millenniumscholarships.ca/en/research/ekos.html) that 70% of students undertake some type of debt in order to further their education. Hardly news, but it certainly seems to be to the Federal Government. More interesting, however, is that the study goes much deeper into looking at what types… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: Conan The Barbarian

Flipping channels one afternoon I bumped into Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fur outfit. Since much of Alberta was locked in sub zero temperatures and there were fires in the scenes I felt a bit warmer watching. I wondered if I’d previously missed Arnold in One Million Years B.C. but then I remembered he wasn’t in… Read more »

**NEW COLUMN** – Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the US war against Iraq. You responded honestly, and eloquently. Our topic for next week is: The proposed new course extension policy at AU [For more info see Over Extended by Karl Low in this issue]. DEBASED Small meaningless men Egos of a king… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Are there any ways to tell if someone is lying is or not? I think my boyfriend may be lying to me about his past, but I have no way to prove it. Doubtful in Moncton Dear Doubtful, If you feel that he’s lying, he probably is. Gut feelings are usually right. Physically,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

TOBACCO COMPANY GETS BURNED The RCMP has filed criminal charges (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/news/nr-03-08.htm) against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (a subsidiary of RJR Nabisco) and a host of its former executives for illegally smuggling cigarettes into Canada. Between 1991 and 1996, the RCMP alleges that the company and the executives worked together to defraud the government of over… Read more »