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Loss of two administrators forced Carleton to name high-profile president as interim measure

The unexpected loss of two senior administrators in a short period of time forced Carleton University to name a high-profile post-secondary executive as interim president and vice-chancellor, said Chris Carruthers, chair of the school’s board of governors. 183 more words

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Ottawa Citizen reporter wins Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education

Ottawa Citizen reporter Matthew Pearson is the recipient of this year’s Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education.

Pearson, who covers city hall, plans to develop a teaching module for journalism instructors and an online portal for newsrooms across Canada to help students and working journalists better understand trauma and its impact. 381 more words

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Fourth times the charm? pt 1

Figuring out what I want to do with my life has never been an easy task. From a young age I flipped back and forth from one thing to the next. 768 more words

Dornan: The future of 'fake news' – in an era of disinformation, media may return to the pamphleteering of the past

Even as outright fabrications churned through social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the responsible media paid scant attention, at least at first.

To do otherwise would have been to grant mainstream publicity to fringe outlets peddling tales about, for example, Hillary Clinton running a pedophile ring from the basement of a pizza parlour. 901 more words

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Police, university crash experiment pit bikes against cars

Pop math quiz question: If a bicyclist traveling at 21 km/h is rear-ended by a Ford F-150 truck traveling in the same direction at 46 km/h, and the bicycle, or what remains of it, travels an additional 17.6 metres after the collision before coming to a twisted halt, what are the chances anyone will have learned anything useful? 373 more words

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Ours the task eternal: An exit interview with Carleton president Roseann O'Reilly Runte

It was a one-two punch. Last week, Carleton University announced its president and vice-chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte would depart on July 31. This week, it was announced that Runte will become president and CEO of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. 1,234 more words

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Carleton students urged to change passwords after potential security breach

Carleton University students are being asked to change their passwords after a routine inspection turned up several devices designed to steal passwords installed on instructional computers in six classrooms across three university buildings. 341 more words

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