Letters

Help a Fellow Student Out!

Are you a mom? And are or were you a student within the last two years? If both, I hope you can spare 10-15 minutes to take a survey that will help me research how student moms balance those two different roles, navigate the challenges of them, and help me find common themes in the… Read more »

Help A Fellow Student Out!

Are you a mom? And are or were you a student within the last two years? If both, I hope you can spare 10-15 minutes to take a survey that will help me research how student moms balance those two different roles, navigate the challenges of them, and help me find common themes in the… Read more »

Re: AU Budget

Thank you for publishing the informative article “The AU Budget Beyond the Numbers” by Carla Knipe in your July 29 issue of The Voice Magazine. As one of two elected undergraduate student representatives on the AU Board of Governors, I would like to share my perspective on this budget. The Board did approve a budget… Read more »

On Presidential Wages

Hi Karl, Your May 20 editorial prompted me to think back on the most satisfying and productive positions I have held over a long and varied career at senior levels. In each of those situations, the organizations were led and staffed by individuals who were highly committed to seeing things they believed in get done,… Read more »

Response to C. Doucette

Dear Editor; As a full-time student in an multidisciplinary program I was a little disappointed at the admonishing tone from Colleen Doucette’s letter to the editor. How could you (Colleen) be surprised at the low turn out when the average student balances work, family, volunteering, and school-life and a meeting gets scheduled for supper time…. Read more »

On Hidden Crimes

Hi Karl, Just read your editorial, Hidden Crimes, from the March 25th issue. I don’t think you can compare someone in an abusive relationship to this case. These people were just dating and I don’t believe they had any commitment to each other, such as kids, long term relationship etc, which would cause them to… Read more »

On Student Engagement

As part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Ad Hoc Committee for finalizing the structure of an FHSS-appropriate instructional model emphasizing increased presence for students and instructors, the Committee knew it was very important for students to give their input on this topic. We scheduled this input session for March 30th and it… Read more »

Hell-Course

Dear Voice; I’m responding to your article Becoming a Course Survivor, where you asked for our own course from hell. I took an economics course from AU which had a lot of math. Having been math free for 30 years, it was a real struggle. I managed to pass the course but only got a… Read more »

Rebuttal to the Editor

In his editorial, Karl says he disagrees with me about the future of universities. Actually, I think we probably agree far more than disagree. I suspect that Karl thinks I am suggesting a scenario akin to going to a restaurant and having to choose, cook and serve your own food. That might be quite fun:… Read more »

Dear Editor

We are reaching the end of one of the longest political campaigns in Canada’s history, and, as one of the two voters who decided the winner of the provincial election in our riding in Calgary, I would like to stress the importance of your vote, and encourage everyone to exercise her/his democratic right and responsibility…. Read more »