Vol. 17 Iss. 34

Volume 17 Issue 34 - 09/04/2009

Editorial – Nothing Virtual About It

When L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, It’s a safe bet he wasn’t thinking about the Internet. Today, though, Baum’s book is a good parallel for how most of us think of the Net: just like Dorothy opened the door and stepped into Oz, we tend to view what happens… 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 »

Dear Barb – Dating Decision Must be Respected

Dear Barb: I am a single guy who has had trouble meeting attractive and interesting women in their forties or fifties during the last while. Recently, a good friend of mine told me that he knew such a woman who was both attractive and intelligent. Having seen a few photos of her, I have to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Hypocrisy

Rosemary Port’s actions exude hypocrisy. Port is the up-until-now-anonymous blogger who wrote five posts in August 2008 on a website called Skanks in NYC. In the posts, she labelled Canadian model Liskula Cohen a ?skank? and a ?ho.? Dictionary.com lists three results for the word skank. I think It’s a safe bet that Port wasn’t… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of Nursing

In a March 2007 Calgary Herald article, Don Braid described the Athabasca University method of teaching nursing classes by distance as ?risky.? Braid’s comments caused great concern for many AU students, and AUSU replied to the article with an open letter to Braid. The letter pointed out not only that ?hundreds of nurses are currently… Read more »

Around AU – Exam Request Deadlines Changed

September brings changes for all students heading back to school?and this year, there’s an important change that AU students need to know about. Effective September 1, the exam request policy has changed, and that means new deadlines for arranging exams. Requests for invigilated exams inside Canada and the US must now be made 20 calendar… Read more »

Education News – Textbooks going digital

Digital textbook use is rising, but some have reservations about the technology EDMONTON (CUP) ? Digital textbooks may soon become the new popular learning medium as rising costs of physical textbooks drive students to look for alternatives. Digital textbooks have seen a rise in popularity already in the United States, due to increasing numbers of… Read more »

Voice Vacation

Voice Vacation It’s that time of year: school’s around the corner, the leaves will soon be gold, and The Voice is taking its final summer sojourn. we’ll be on vacation from September 7 to 11, enjoying the lingering summer sunshine and getting ready to bring you some fabulous fall and winter issues. we’ll be back… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Licence battle continues for Hutterites – In Foreign News: Denmark’s grads facing jobs deadline

At Home: Licence battle continues for Hutterites The battle over drivers? licence photos looks set to continue for a southern Alberta Hutterite community. As the CBC reports, the group has asked the Supreme Court of Canada for a rehearing on the issue. The issue began when a member of the Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony… Read more »