Vol. 21 Iss. 13

Volume 21 Issue 13 - 04/12/2013

AUSU Annual General Meeting: A Recap

In the midst of the recent controversy surrounding all things post-secondary, there’s some good news: The AUSU Annual General Meeting, which took place via teleconference on Wednesday, April 10, showed that the undergraduate students’ union is in good shape financially and is working diligently advocating for its student members and creating new and exciting opportunities…. Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

Write Stuff – The Banyan Project

We’ve all heard about the decline of print media, but how does that affect the news you get online? Fewer journalists, less time to get the story right, and the pressure to give it all away for free mean a real threat to reliable, independent news coverage. Enter the Banyan Project, a news co-op that… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Joyette

Album: Mario Rusca, Joyette ?There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks, and there’s the way I like to play, which is dangerously, where You’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before.? Dave Brubeck A Spirited and Joyous Musical Buddy to… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Férid Boughedir: Prophesying the Arab Spring, Part I

?African cinema is only beginning to explore its unlimited potential.? Férid Boughedir, Camera d’Afrique (1983) Férid Boughedir, Tunisian author, screenwriter, filmmaker, director of the Carthage Film Festival, and jury member at Cannes, can boast among his great achievements his advocacy of other African filmmakers. His ability to see the big picture and his willingness to… Read more »

Did You Know? – Online Learning

Need to brush up your skills or pursue an area of interest, but don’t want to take a formalized university course? As flexible learning becomes increasingly popular, more and more schools and organizations are offering online learning opportunities. Add two to the ever-growing list: Coursera and Udacity. Coursera ?partners with the top universities in the… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – In a Flash

Flash mobs have been around for a while, but we still just can’t get enough of them. Bored with the usual group converging on a mall food court to do the Harlem Shake? From a symphony in the square to a recreation of Renaissance artwork, these flash mobs may not be impromptu, but they’re fascinating… Read more »