Don't tax scholarships: grad students
by Sean Ryan
ST. JOHN'S (CUP) ‹ A federal government policy, which allows taxation of all scholarships, fellowships and bursaries over $500, is outdated and unfair, graduate students say.
The policy has remained unchanged since the late 1960s, and student leaders say an overhaul is long overdue.
Low loonie affects university libraries
by Angela Pacienza
TORONTO (CUP) ‹ Canadian university libraries are getting less book for their buck, and will continue down a similar path unless the loonie rises out of its current slump.
Since the value of the Canadian dollar began to fall earlier this year, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, which represents 27 academic-research libraries, has lost over 9 million dollars in purchasing power.
CFS will be sticking around
by Nat Bowen
The results are in and it looks as though the CFS will continue to represent students on campus. The referendum drew an impressive turnout by University of Regina standards. After final counting, 998 ballots were cast.
Bachelor of Arts not useless after all
by Leslie Nederhoff
If you have an Arts degree, your odds of employment are high, boasts a new study released by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
The study, authored by Robert Allen, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia, suggests students who acquire a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts program, in comparison with most students enrolled in other disciplines, have an equal or even better chance of achieving long-lasting, high-wage employment.
Teaching by teleconference
by Matthew Kayahara
OTTAWA (CUP) ‹ A modern literature course to be offered at the University of Ottawa may forever change how students look at classrooms.
The new course will be taught for the first time during the Winter 1999 semester. Through a teleconferencing format, students will be lectured by a U of O professor as well as one from Pennsylvania State University and one from Florida State University.
More APEC hypocrisy
by Alex Bustos
Ottawa Bureau Chief
OTTAWA (CUP) -- The federal government is being hypocritical by giving money to a conference of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Malaysia, social activists say.
Last week, the government granted $50,000 to the 1998 Asia-Pacific People's Assembly, to be held from November 10th to 15th in Kuala Lumpur.
What a deal: Engineering gets gas
by Amanda Marcotte
The alliance between the petroleum industry and the University of Regina continues, but not without some opposition.
The partnership has paved the way for a number of scholarships and funding to the Engineering department as well as beginning the establishment of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre.
Sex in the stall...
by Nicola Luksic
TORONTO (CUP) - Students concerned by the University of Toronto's decision to close campus washrooms that were being used for sexual trysts are examining possible alternatives.
Last month, students and janitorial staff complained that two campus washrooms were being used as meeting points for sexual encounters.
Young Liberals party on
by Sarah McQuarrie
Saskatchewan's Young Liberals were out in full force at last weekend's annual convention.
Of the approximately 300 delegates who gathered at the Regina Inn November 6th to 8th, 71 were under the age of 25.