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Editorial Pages – Review of the new AU Calendar

THIS WEEK AU NOW CONTRIBUTING TO SCHOLARSHIP NEWS – Each month, the AU Awards Office will be forwarding The Voice a list of the scholarhips with upcoming deadlines, so that you can make sure to get your applications in time. See Scholarship News for the first instalment of this list: NATURE NOTES – Devious and… Read more »

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THIS WEEK FICTION FEATURE: Poetry from new fiction contributor, Sara Kinninmont: TEENS’ CARS: Sacrificing the glory of the ride for academic pursuits: MUSIC REVIEW: Harem by Sarah Brightman SOUNDING OFF: AU’s request to be removed from the tuition cap Hot weather blues: Author Ray Bradbury, in his classic Touched With Fire, argued that 92 degrees… Read more »

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THIS WEEK NO MORE RULES – THE IMPACT OF TUITION DEREGULATION by Sandra Moore Alberta’s bill 43 may mean the end of tuition regulations for students at AU. There are many opinions on how this will affect AU students. This week, read Sandra’s views on the issue, and then send us your comments for the… Read more »

No More Rules – The Impact Of Tution Deregulation

When gas prices and insurance costs increase consumers vehemently demand regulations from the government. Why? Because the government is capable of influencing these companies to keep prices relatively affordable. This is the reason why many post secondary institutions like AU fall under government legislation that imposes strict regulations against tuition increases. Currently AU is looking… Read more »

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THIS WEEK RateMyProfessors.com – It’s quickly becoming the most talked about web site for students in the US in Canada. Find out what RateMyProfessors.com can do ease the peer-support drought afflicting distance education students. Good China – family heirlooms should be for the pleasure of the family. Review – Think Tank by Blur – Not… Read more »

Tutor Demands: Variations And Frustrations

I have been taking courses, off and on, through Athabasca University since 1996 and for the most part I love to learn through distance education. In fact, distance education is an old friend of mine. I experienced difficulties in high school due to my own lack of self-discipline and rebellious attitude toward authority figures”?teachers in… Read more »

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THIS WEEK EDUCATION – From Communism To Free Enterprise – New Voice writer, Jana Thurova, talks about how education has changed in Slovakia with the fall of communism, and how North American education compares. GRADUATION – What Comes Next? – Debbie Jabbour learns that earning a degree is only half the battle. BRYON PAEGE MEMORIAL… Read more »

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HAPPY CANADA DAY! This week: 2 New Graduate Profiles Sounding Off – I asked for your opinions on the legalization of gay marriages, and you had plenty to say! Nature Notes – Nothing says spring like butterflies: And much more: Congratulations Canada, on turning 136! July 1st marks another Canadian birthday, and the end of… Read more »

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THIS WEEK: Convocation photo album, part 2 – Sandra Moore’s convocation report and photos. See last week’s issue as well for the whole story. AU’s convocation report, from The Insider AUSU Moves – AUSU has a new office. Read Debbie Jabbour’s report to find out about the new space, and see pictures of your AUSU… Read more »