Vol. 17 Iss. 22

Volume 17 Issue 22 - 06/05/2009

On the Hill – Closing Doors and Minds

In the early hours of June 2, a resounding slam echoed from the Alberta legislature. It wasn’t the kind of thing likely to wake sleeping neighbours, but it should have: it was the sound of minds being firmly closed. Following a seven-hour debate, the legislature passed Bill 44. The bill is intended to enshrine gay… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Annual AGM Held; Media Committee Started

Annual AGM Held As you probably already know from the AGM Report put out by the Voice, AUSU held its annual general meeting on March 23, 2009. In that meeting a number of important revisions to the definitions of AUSU membership occurred, to make sure that the Councillors you elect are able to represent you… Read more »

From Where I Sit – That Feels Better

Buckle up; I feel an Andy Rooney-type rant coming on. These are a few things that irk me and I’ve gotta vent. Jon and Kate are having marital trouble. I’ve never watched an episode of their reality show, but do ya think living your life in a fish bowl of worldwide scrutiny could have had… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Conrad Praetzel

Conrad Praetzel is the wizard behind Clothesline Revival, an enterprise devoted to remixing songs from field recordings in a way that revives and exalts the primitive genius of American folk music. Recently, Conrad took the time to answer Wanda Waterman St. Louis’s questions about some of Clothesline Revival’s past recordings, many of which can now… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Collaborations

As AU students know, distance learners are a vibrant community of people working and studying together. And the teamwork doesn’t end there. AU “collaborates with hundreds of institutions and organizations in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world to make university education more accessible and flexible for students everywhere.” From collaborative programs to transfer credit… Read more »

Education News – Delegates aim for change at CFS national meeting

OTTAWA (CUP) – After more than seven hours of heated debate, closing plenary at the semi-annual general meeting of Canada’s largest student lobby group wrapped up late in the evening of May 20. Nearly 300 delegates representing the hundreds of thousands of members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) met at Carleton University in… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Speechify

This week, President Barack Obama made a speech aimed at forging ?new alliances to confront violent extremism and heal religious divides.? It’s too soon to tell whether it will become one of the great speeches in history, but here’s a look at some powerful words that still echo today. American Rhetoric This site offers 100… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: N.B. eyed as nuclear storage facility – In Foreign News: Indian students in Australia find safety in numbers against growing attacks

At Home: N.B. eyed as nuclear storage facility The phrase “not in my backyard” may be taking on a whole new meaning for New Brunswick residents soon: Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization is looking at the province as a potential storage site for nuclear waste. The NWMO is touring several cities in the province, seeking… Read more »