Vol. 21 Iss. 14

Volume 21 Issue 14 - 04/19/2013


Sadness. Anger. Disbelief. That’s what I’ve seen proliferating across my social media feeds this week as we all try to process yet another tragedy. The bombs at the Boston marathon followed too closely on the heels of the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, the Halifax teen who committed suicide after being allegedly gang-raped. It’s as though… 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 »

From Where I Sit – Getting Better

In the continuing saga of my surgery, I’m pleased to report that the patient survived the procedure. I was in a positive frame of mind going in and thought it a good omen that the OR nurse was someone I knew. I was armed with the prayers and good wishes of many. When the surgeon… Read more »

In Conversation – Jay Nash, Part I

?It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.? Rainer Maria Rilke Jay Nash is a Vermont-based singer-songwriter whose latest album, Letters From the Lost, will be released May 14. He recently took the time to answer some of… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Recycle!

Recycling is easy?for the basics, like glass, paper, and aluminum. But what about items that are harder to classify (?weird? plastics, electronics, ink and toner cartridges, and more)? Click these links to learn how to recycle some of your other household junk. Ink and Toner While there are options for refilling your ink cartridges and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student of Fortune

Have a question you need answered? Confused about that mathematical concept and need some one-on-one help? Lost, stuck, or unable to wait for formal help via your course tutor? Student of Fortune may have your answers?literally. The online service pairs up students and would-be tutors without a formalized arrangement like many tutoring organizations require. The… Read more »