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The Board of Administration (BOA) held its second meeting of the 2012–13 school year, during which the budget for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) was revealed and subsequently passed.

A new school year means new executive members of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSAÉD). The Fulcrum sat down with the new executives to give you a look at who will be in charge at the SFUO and GSAÉD this year. Andrew Ikeman and Ali Schwabe …

Carolyn Greve begins term Jane Lytvynenko | Fulcrum Contributor illustration by Devin Beauregard As of July, the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa (GSAÉD) has elected a new finance commissioner, Carolyn Greve, following the resignation of Douglas Webb in June 2012. “It’s quite common to have an executive leave throughout their term,” said Taiva Tegler, GSAÉD external commissioner. “Our previous …

#Twitter & Elections Andrew Ikeman | News Editor THIS NOVEMBER, THE citizens of the United States of America will flock to the polling stations to either re-elect their current president or elect a new one. Many people base their vote on how the candidate is portrayed by the media. Since the 2008 U.S. election, one specific social media platform …

New committee hopes to improve student-community relationship Keeton Wilcock | Fulcrum Contributor WHILE THE PHRASE “town and gown” may be a familiar one to university students around the world, for most people at the University of Ottawa the connotation is foreign. No longer. Come September, U of O students will for the first time be represented by a major neighbourhood-to-student organization—the Sandy Hill Town and …

U-Pass lines shrink  OTTAWA—STUDENTS ANTICIPATING LONG lines at the U-Pass distribution centre will be pleasantly surprised this year. According to an article that appeared in the Fulcrum September 2011, last year’s distribution was hampered by technical difficulties, which resulted in long lineups. The delays eventually forced OC Transpo to step in to assist the Student …

Ottawa best place to live in Canada OTTAWA—MONEYSENSE MAGAZINE HAS named Ottawa the best place to live in Canada for the third consecutive year. The magazine used hard, measurable data, such as economic statistics, climate, and crime rates, to rank cities. In addition to cultural offerings and family-friendly lifestyle, Canada’s capital boasts high income levels, …

The problem  THE GREENLAND AND Antarctic ice sheets are melting at an accelerating rate, and we’re not sure how that melting is going to change in the future. Ice sheets are a metre stick for climate change, but measurements of the Greenland ice sheets’ past changes are in disagreement with physical models. In fact, models …

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