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New MA program promotes a more interconnected world THE DEPARTMENT OF Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Ottawa has unveiled their master of arts (MA) program in world literatures and cultures, set to begin in September 2012 as the first of its kind in Canada. “What modern languages and literatures departments do is …

Students organize petition to bring back committee DURING THE SEPT. 18 Board of Administration (BOA) meeting, a motion to remove the Student Arbitration Committee (SAC) was put forward after determining the committee was undemocratic. The motion carried 29 to one. Brendon Andrews, BOA representative for the Faculty of Social Sciences who voted against the motion, …

New volunteer centre offers students a world of oppourtunities ON OCT. 21, the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Global and Community Engagement (CGCE) will celebrate its official opening. The centre offers volunteer opportunities for students, engaging them in the community in and out of the classroom. University of Ottawa President Allan Rock, who had the …

Apologetically addicted Re: “U of O is not a smoke-free environment” (Letters, Oct. 6)  AFTER GLANCING THROUGH the letters to the editor, I came across the “proposition” to have a campus-wide ban on smoking. Really? I’m not by any means advocating the act—the side effects of smoking are well known and even advertised on the …

Muhammad makes appearance on campus ACCORDING TO THAT old maxim, it is impolite to discuss sex, religion, or politics with strangers. On the typical Canadian university campus, however, we take the opposite approach, bombarding students with condoms and political pamphlets without even pausing to get their names. While we’re quite forward with sex and politics, …

Femme fatale says goodbye to green mile TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO, Memphis wife and mother Gaile Owens was charged with hiring a man to murder her husband. After spending over a quarter-century awaiting her death, Owens has been released from prison, securing her release after a long history of good conduct. According to the Associated Press, the murderess is looking forward to …

IN LIGHT OF one staff member’s recent issue with language barriers on campus, the Fulcrum asked U of O students whether or not they feel that the school’s bilingual mandate is successful or an utter failure. “I am a mostly francophone guy, and I find it easy to talk with everyone at the university in …

Grabbing a bilingual bite difficult at the U of O THERE SEEM TO be two schools of anglophones at the University of Ottawa: That which takes issue with our school’s bilingual agenda and that which doesn’t. Personally, I’ve always considered myself to belong to the latter group. I’m content to listen through French messages first, …

ALMOST FOUR WEEKS ago, Americans took to the streets of New York City in protest. The Occupy Wall Street movement has seen tens of thousands of people—of all ages, races, and political stripes—participate in an ongoing demonstration in response to the political and economic conditions of the country. Th e most common complaints among the protestors have been social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence …

Race supports Canadian Forces and their families THE ANNUAL ARMY Run was held in Ottawa this weekend, attracting over 16,000 runners and rollers who participated in the half marathon and 5K races. First held in 2008, the event has a rich history of bringing together Army and non-army participants to support the Canadian Forces. “The …

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