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Anti-Abortion club now official at Carleton

Carleton Lifeline was approved in January as a Carleton University student club and is eligible for funding from the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA). Although CUSA updated its discrimination policy in December to ban the use of its space and resources for any activity “that seeks to limit or remove a woman’s right to choose,” according to CUSA President Shawn Menard, the policy was never intended to ban pro-life groups and CUSA recognizes a variety of opinions on the issue. A university official says that in four years, she has never seen a club denied at a certification meeting, such as the one that approved Lifelife.

Carleton scholarship for African students

AIDS awareness activist Nnaemeka Ekwosimba is the first recipient of Carleton University’s Richard Van Loon Scholarship. The $5,000 award is earmarked for an African student with high academic achievement, and requiring financial aid in order to pursue their studies at Carleton.

Ekwosimba believes that the Van Loon scholarship effectively recognizes the obstacles faced by international students, particularly those from developing countries.

Carleton team wins third place at national chess championship

In January Carleton University’s “Four Knights” chess team placed third at the Canadian University Chess Championship, one of the most prestigious tournaments in Canada. Carleton’s team includes Dmitri Moisseev, David Mann, Shai Mor and David De La Brena.

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