Vol. 18 Iss. 09

Volume 18 Issue 9 - 03/05/2010

Saturday Night at the (Old) Movies – A Night at the Academy Awards

As Oscar season draws to its finale with this Sunday’s Academy Awards, film buffs all over the world are discussing the merits of this year’s top contenders. There’s also been a noticeable interest in recalling past Oscar-winning films. Although not all Academy-recognized old films are familiar, many have become long-enduring classics. In this week’s special… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Election!

AUSU Election! It’s here! The Election for your 2010-2012 Council. AUSU is looking for interested individuals who believe they can speak for the students of AU. To be eligible, you need to have completed at least one course, and be currently enrolled in a course. Self-nominations will be accepted until February 15th. Voting starts on… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Maghreb Jazz

?Jazz legends like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie introduced Arabic flavours in compositions such as ?Night in Tunisia,? ?Caravan,? and ?Nardis? . . . These are songs that are still played everywhere and are famous all over the world.? Jan Wouter Oostenrijk Malika Zarra was born in southern Morocco but was… Read more »

From Where I Sit – All Will Be Well

In a year of losses, challenges, setbacks, and bloody bad luck, there’s something restorative in the good that still exists ?out there.? So, indulge me, dear reader, while I document some blessings that are easy to take for granted. I do this for me but I hope there’s a payoff for you as well. Based… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Robert Michaels

Robert Michaels is a Juno-winning Canadian musician who plays jazz, flamenco, and Latin acoustic guitar to enthusiastic audiences and who has won kudos from across North and South America and Europe. His recently released album Cubamenco is a tantalizing mix of romantic melodies and danceable rhythms and his playing has all the ancient, thrilling, brooding… Read more »

On Film – Sorority Row

Take one horror movie, stir in a group of sorority sisters, a deadly secret, and a crazed killer, and what do you get? In the hands of director Stewart Hendler, probably not quite what you were expecting. The fun starts not-so-innocently enough at a Theta Pi sorority party. Megan (Audrina Patridge) and her sorority sisters… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Caravan

Whether they’re called caravans or campers, there’s a universal appeal to hitching up and hitting the road that never seems to fade. This week, we take a look at the fascinating world of the caravan, from vintage cubbyholes to modern behemoths. Retro Caravans Writer Chris Haddon doesn’t use his 1963 Airstream Globetrotter for camping. Instead,… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Higher US passport fees could affect Canadian tourism – In Foreign News: Home-schoolers granted asylum in US

At Home: Higher US passport fees could affect Canadian tourism The success of the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver brought Canada to the world’s attention. But a hefty hike in US passport fees could put a damper on American visitors getting to know us better. As the Toronto Star recently reported, the US State Department… Read more »

Did You Know? – The Postsecondary Page from Statistics Canada

If you need statistics on just about any aspect of postsecondary education, this Statistics Canada page is the place to find them. The info is divided into several sections: Postsecondary; Data, Research and Analysis; Support for Faculty; Support for Students; and Additional Publications. There’s a wealth of information here?everything from links to student awards to… Read more »