Category: News

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Students driving tablet success

MRU studying how to use gadgets in class   BAJ Visser Contributor   They’re appearing everywhere. Chances are if you’re on campus, there’s one near you right now.   Don’t panic, they’re only tablet...

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Current social conflicts 101

Occupy movement, oilsands covered in new course   Shannon Galley Staff Writer   Don’t understand the Occupy Wall Street movement? Wondering why the oilsands are such a big deal, anyway?   There’s a course...

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A legacy of service

Mount Royal honours 28 former students killed during combat missions   Samara Hawkins Staff Writer   “Gear strewn in the kitchen, phone blinks thirty-seven messages and rings. Minutes later three dark uniforms, three pale...

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Science wing gets ‘XL’ makeover

New labs to foster research projects   BAJ Visser Contributer   Mount Royal University just got bigger.   The $25-million science and technology expansion in the B-Wing was formally unveiled on Nov. 9.  ...

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Doing an internship? Try 10

A former MRU business student’s ambitious project   Todd Colin Vaughan Contributor   Maeghan Smulders wants to get it right.   To avoid falling into just any old job, she’s decided to take a...

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New science dean goes from macro U to micro U

BAJ Visser Contributor A new building, new degrees and a new set of fourth-year students crowding the halls.   Mount Royal University’s science and technology faculty has a number of new things about it...

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Pride Centre not waiting for better

Samara Hawkins Staff Writer   Rick Mercer said it best: “300 kids is 300 too many.”   The political satirist and gay Canadian television icon’s recent rant refers to the heartbreaking reality that young...

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Valedictorian honoured to represent MRU

Business grad shows ‘quiet confidence’ and ‘intensity,’ prof says   Shannon Galley Staff Writer   When David Ohreen nominated Rance Williams as valedictorian, he did so for one simple reason: Williams’ accomplishments must be...

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Free speech questioned

Rachael Frey News Editor   Universities are known as havens of free speech, but some institutions and students’ associations have gone too far when it comes to regulating what can and can’t be said...