All posts by Megan Devlin

USC asked to divest from oil

USC asked to divest from oil
February 5, 2014 2 Comments »

The University Students’ Council is being asked to support oil divestment after the head of Enviro Western, Stuart Ruffolo, submitted a discussion paper known as a “Purple Paper” to the USC executive. “Divestment is the deliberate removal of financial investments ... Read More »

USC avoids raising base fee

USC avoids raising base fee
January 31, 2014 No Comments »

The University Students’ Council’s proposed budget for 2014-15 plans to prevent a base fee increase by increasing user fees in the specific services of the health plan, the clubs system, and Western Connections. According to Spencer Brown, vice-president finance for ... Read More »

Vision care may be added to health plan

Vision care may be added to health plan
January 27, 2014 No Comments »

Western students will be choosing more than just their president on this year’s ballot — they will be choosing whether to add vision coverage to the campus health plan. The University Students’ Council passed a motion Wednesday night to hold ... Read More »

New USC review policy

January 22, 2014 No Comments »

Programs and services run by the University Students’ Council will be facing regular reviews under a new policy passed by a USC committee. The Portfolio Service Level and Program Review committee’s new  program review procedure includes a review template with ... Read More »

Belman slate announced

Belman slate announced
January 22, 2014 No Comments »

Brian Belman has announced his slate for the University Students’ Council elections. He will be running with Alex Benac for vice-president internal and Steven Wright for vice-president external. All three candidates said their slate’s strong point was each candidate’s relevant ... Read More »

Student allegedly ejected by racist bus driver

Student allegedly ejected by racist bus driver
January 14, 2014 106 Comments »

It was cold and rainy last Saturday night while Serena Klumpenhouwer waited for the 2 Dundas bus to pick her up at Alumni Hall. What began as an innocuous commute home turned into an unsettling run-in with what Klumpenhouwer described ... Read More »

Hi-tech Harassment

Hi-tech Harassment
January 10, 2014 No Comments »

When Jessica* logged on to her UMentioned account last semester, she never expected to be faced with a homophobic comment. The second-year psychology student at King’s University College thought the UMentioned community was ostensibly accepting and tolerant. The comment read, ... Read More »

Students claim cold shoulder from Ivey

Students claim cold shoulder from Ivey
January 9, 2014 No Comments »

Some Ivey HBA I students are upset because Ivey did not postpone yesterday’s ING Direct case competition despite the polar vortex warning on Tuesday. The competition gave students 30 hours to complete a case before they submitted it online on ... Read More »

Dalhousie students call for oil divestment

Dalhousie students call for oil divestment
November 26, 2013 No Comments »

The Dalhousie Student Union unanimously passed a motion last Wednesday, which calls on the university’s Board of Governors to end investment in the fossil fuel industry. Divestment is a movement gaining momentum across North America that endeavors to limit fossil ... Read More »

Rec centre neglects basics

Rec centre neglects basics
November 21, 2013 6 Comments »

We paid $661.33 to the University Students’ Council in student fees this year. The USC has $59,000 kicking around in their Innovation Fund. Yet I still can’t find any body wash, shampoo, or conditioner when I go to the rec ... Read More »

Second creeper spotted

Second creeper spotted
November 20, 2013 No Comments »

There was another report of a suspicious man with a camera in the student neighbourhood near the Richmond gates last Sunday. The man appeared to be filming people and houses near Broughdale and University Crescent at around 4:30 p.m. on ... Read More »