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Nobel Peace Prize winner inspires the Carleton community

After receiving an honorary doctorate from Carleton, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus told a packed audience that education, curiousity and selflessness are the driving forces behind his success in using small loans to curb poverty. Foreign dignitaries, community members, international development leaders and Carleton staff, faculty, students and alumni were present to hear Yunus’ convocation address on Sept. 1, when he spoke about the need to rethink capitalism. “We … Continue 

Avoid parking tickets with text option

The trial period of Carleton University’s text message parking solution is off to a promising start and will likely be extended, thanks to more than a dozen regular users and positive feedback from the campus community.

Campus unites for the United Way

The money is still coming in for Carleton’s annual United Way campaign that wrapped up Nov. 5, but organizers say continued support from the campus community will help them reach their $150,000 goal. “Carleton is a big part of the community and Continue 

Learning about Aboriginal heritage “fascinating”: Student

During his first three years at Carleton, Tim Gull went from knowing almost nothing about his heritage to writing his final research essay on Aboriginal Continue 

Mix of projects on campus is essential to sustainability success

Last year, Carleton went green. This year, it’s going greener. Smart decision-making on small and large projects at Carleton have been key to the success of Continue 

Welcome back: Carleton launches new programs and initiatives for 2010-11

Welcome back! Carleton is offering several new degrees and program streams starting this fall. Please find some of them below. 1) Degree: Master’s of Continue 

New school year brings new events, programs

The new academic year marks an exciting time on campus with the start of several new initiatives – from new programs to a new and improved orientation. “Although there’s a lot going on here in the summer, when the students come back in Continue 

U-Pass distribution underway on campus

Carleton is already issuing mandatory universal bus passes in an effort to avoid headaches and long lineups – although they can’t be used until September. Ryan Flannagan, director of Student Affairs, estimates 17,000 bus passes, called the Continue 

Students to save money with textbook rental program

Carleton’s bookstore is one of six in Canada testing out a Rent-A-Text system this fall that will allow students to access books for half-price. An estimated 20 per cent of textbooks will be for rent at a cost of about half of the list price. Continue 

Professors use the Beatles, guitars to make math more accessible

When Carleton Prof. Brett Stevens goes to a party and introduces himself as a mathematician, an uncomfortable silence usually follows. “The conversation Continue 

Katherine Arnup

Carleton prof helps Canadians cope with death

Carleton Prof. Katherine Arnup says she had always been afraid of death. But when her sister became terminally ill more than a decade ago, she realized she could no longer avoid it. “I couldn’t pretend it wasn’t there anymore,” says Arnup. Continue 

Graduate credits new program with exciting job opportunities

Mandi Crespo admits that navigating one of Carleton’s new master’s programs made her feel a bit like an explorer. The Missouri resident expected to face challenges moving to Ottawa to attend university, but starting a new program added to the Continue 

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