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THE BOARD OF Administration (BOA) sat on Sept. 18 for their first official meeting of the semester. It was also the first meeting headed by Dave Molenhuis, the new BOA chair. The Fulcrum took a look at the two motions that made amendments to the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) constitution. Tiebreak vote removed …

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 …

A 51-YEAR-OLD MAN known only as Jean-Louis B. of France has been fined an equivalent of $13,965 under article 215 of France’s civil code for failing to have enough sex with his ex-wife over the course of their 21-year marriage. The couple filed for divorce two years ago on the grounds of Jean-Louis B.’s lack …

Chemistry as art The problem UNLIKE MEDIEVAL ALCHEMISTS, who only dreamt of turning lead to gold, modern chemists are experts at reshaping matter. They can produce many molecules, but the process is often wasteful and time consuming. On the other hand, Mother Nature is much more efficient at the task, proving that chemists still have …

Campaign encourages students to vote in provincial election THE SPRING OF 2011 was an exciting period of vote mobs and campaigns aimed at getting students to the polls for the federal election. In light of the upcoming provincial election on Oct. 6, groups have once again begun mobilizing youth and persuading them to get involved. …

WHEN I FIRST saw the petition to put beer and wine in convenience stores, I reached for the pen like my life depended on it. My signature appeared in the little white box in a flash and I started telling all of my friends about how I finally won’t have to cross booze run bridge …

Petition seeks to put wine and beer in Ontario convenience stores LATELY, CORNER STORES in Ontario have begun carrying not just necessary products and snack foods, but also petitions. Many are now participating in the Free Our Beer campaign, which seeks to make beer and wine available in convenience stores. Backed by the Ontario Convenience …

Students experience problems picking up U-Pass GETTING A U-PASS was a challenge for U of O students this year, with some waiting in line for hours to get the card. Distribution continued almost two weeks into September due to technical issues faced by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). “We had technical …

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