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Profs worried Carleton's sexual violence policy could 'embarrass' university

More than 20 Carleton University professors signed a letter addressed to the university’s president this spring, expressing their concern that its sexual violence prevention policy could “embarrass” the university unless improvements were made to the process. 920 more words

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Power of the mind: 'Just imagining a workout can make you stronger'

If you hate working out, get ready for some good news.

For one, science suggests being exercise-averse is a sign of superior intelligence. That’s the big takeaway from a new study titled, “The physical sacrifice of thinking: Investigating the relationship between thinking and physical activity in everyday life.” It was published this month in the  466 more words

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OTTxPARTY: August 8-14

WE’RE BACK.

Personal commitments have kept us offline, and for that, we apologize. Back with an abbreviated format and rebranded to be friendlier to Twitter users who were hesitant vis-à-vis our previous name. 199 more words

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Ottawa's Festival of India brings out nostalgia and all that food

With the hot weather this weekend, what better than a cup of smooth, sweet mango lassi to quench the thirst?

The drink, which combines mango juice with yogurt and spices, was just one of the Indian specialties — others being shikanjvi, samosa, kadi, dosa and more — available at the Festival of India in Ottawa on Saturday. 413 more words

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Runte: Don't underestimate how much universities have revolutionized their programs

A recent report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, entitled “The Differentiation of the Ontario University System: Where are we now and where should we go?” makes a number of statements based on assumptions that should be revised. 552 more words

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The Strength of Lego

Had an absolute grand time crushing Legos with Hailey Todd and the virtual ventures summer camp at Carleton University this week. Thought Id pass on some of the results we observed. 323 more words

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Reevely: 'Pee Challenge' results show sexual diseases more common on Ottawa campuses

The “World Record Pee Challenge” at four Ottawa post-secondary campuses last spring found 17 cases of sexually transmitted infections, according to Ottawa’s public-health unit.

That makes students at the University of Ottawa, Carleton, Algonquin and La Cité pretty typical — which is to say that they’re much more likely than the average Ottawan to be carrying an STI and be spreading it around, at a time when sexually transmitted infections are already worryingly on the rise. 649 more words

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