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New music facilities sound good

by Bryan Weismiller News Editor After spending more than a decade securing finances for the $70-million project, Mount Royal University has started looking for a construction company to build a new conservatory to house...

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Changes coming to MRU campus bookstore

The evolution of the publishing industry has caused the campus bookstore to continually adjust their business model to keep up with the times. “I’ve been in this industry a long time and there’s always...

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Royal 100: MRU reaches century mark

by Bryan Weismiller Mount Royal may be one of Alberta’s oldest universities, but it still knows how to throw one hell of a birthday party. The 100-year celebration featured pond skating, road hockey, ice...

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100 Years of Mount Royal

Originally to be called the “Calgary College,” someone from the Alberta legislature phones George Kerby in the middle of the night to tell him that name was already reserved for a past school proposal....

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Poor reception by Telus frustrates MRU community

by Bryan Weismiller Frustrated by their inability to get cellphone reception, Mount Royal University students and staff members are calling for better service from their wireless service provider.During certain times of the day —...

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Nenshi gone from campus, but not forgotten

by Zoey Duncan Now they call him “Your Worship” instead of associate professor and he can take the C-Train straight to work if he wants. Naheed Nenshi has moved his textbooks out of the...

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MRU continues centennial celebrations

by Catherine Szabo After some pre-centennial activities in September, the plans for December’s celebrations are going forward, no holds barred. In true centennial spirit, the planning committee has even brought back activities from years...

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Health stats peg MRU students as heavier drinkers

by Bryan Weismiller Call them “centennial celebrations,” but a recent survey suggests that Mount Royal University students are partying a little harder than average. According to the National College Health Assessment, MRU students consumed...

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MRU’s parking in perspective

Everybody has to get to school somehow. There are myriad options — public transit, carpool, biking, walking or driving — though most people choose the latter, often enduring rush hour on Calgary’s roads and...