Vol. 19 Iss. 14

Volume 19 Issue 14 - 04/15/2011

Green Light – Ripping Off the Band-Aid

?I’m no longer environmentally friendly,? wrote one Globe and Mail essayist last spring in a tongue-in-cheek piece. After trading in his household cleaners and toiletries for eco-friendly versions and ?greening? his lifestyle, he discovered that his kitchen was filthy, he was uncomfortable, he stank, and his condo had an infestation of moths. As a result,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – When All You Have is Hope

When you are involved in public service and attending conferences, you are required to sit through speeches, presentations, and the opinions of panels of experts. Paradoxically, this is both one of the best and one of the worst things that could happen to a person. If the topic is boring and/or the delivery excruciating, the… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

Write Stuff – E-Class is in Session

When it comes to reading, the lowly textbook doesn’t get much love. Except for the occasional art history tome full of gorgeous images, textbooks tend to be the dull cousins in the literary family: reliable, but not much fun. Yet just like the bestselling paperbacks on your store shelves, textbooks aren’t immune to the digital… Read more »

Did You Know? – The Einztein Social Learning Network

Social networking is often scorned as a time-waster, but the Einztein Social Learning Network is a different matter. Whether You’re looking to pick up basic Mandarin, refresh yourself on broadcast journalism norms, or supplement your accounting class, Einztein will help you pursue your formal and informal educational goals. The resource, freely available online, offers a… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Electronic Recycling

What’s green and has lots of wires or circuits? The answer: your old electronics. Typically, we go through electronic devices and accessories at an unprecedented rate, and the cast-offs too frequently end up in the landfill. But recycling your unwanted electronics, accessories, and ink and toner cartridges is now easier than ever. This week’s links… Read more »