Vol. 16 Iss. 34

Volume 16 Issue 34 - 08/29/2008

From Where I Sit – Movin’ On

In August 1996 our son Greg moved into a ground floor apartment walking distance from NAIT. I had lovingly selected this first home-away-from-home building for its location and no-nonsense landlady. Because he hated the strict rules of the surrogate mother (a.k.a. landlady) he was on the move again the following August. This time he and… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Elisa Albert, The Book of Dahlia

Book: Elisa Albert, The Book of Dahlia Publication date: 2008 Publisher: Free Press (Simon & Schuster): New York Cancer is hastening Dahlia Finger’s demise. As she unrolls the scroll of her final days beside the scroll of her previous life history you can’t help but say, ?Wait a minute, Dahlia?we’re all going to die. You’re… Read more »

Did You Know? – 2008 Convocation Video Online!

If you want to relive those special moments from convocation this year (or if You’re planning to graduate next year and want to see what It’s like!), video of all three days of convocation 2008 is now available on the AU website. From the opening ceremonies on June 12 to the final procession of new… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Back to School

Every season has its unique sights and sounds: gentle rain showers in spring, glistening snow banks in winter, and the swooshing of credit cards at the height of back-to-school season. In honour of all those students?from kindergarten to grad school?here’s a look at some of the stranger aspects of education. Funny School Excuses According to… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Eastern Health offers patient shuffle as health care solution – In Foreign News: Senator Barack Obama clinches Democratic Party nomination

At Home: Eastern Health offers patient shuffle as health care solution As the recent cancer-testing scandal revealed, Newfoundland and Labrador’s health care system is in a woeful state, and the latest move by Eastern Health seems destined to add to the problem. Currently, there’s a serious bed shortage for hospital patients in the province. As… Read more »