Vol 45 Issue 22

One Grading Profile to Rule Them All

Starting in the Fall of 2013, Capilano students may notice a difference in the way that they are graded. During the March Senate meeting, Capilano University’s Senate approved a resolution to adopt a single grading profile for the whole school. Currently there are 22 grading profiles in use across the different faculties and programs at Capilano. According to the report produced by the committee tasked with discussing grading profiles, the new single profile “is numerically straightforward, understandable, and relatively easy to use and interpret, for both quantitative and qualitative courses.”

However the proposal did not pass without opposition. Tim Schouls, a senator and Political Science professor expressed strong opposition to the proposal, on behalf of the Social Sciences Division, which unanimously opposed the lone grading profile.

BC Ferries Introduces Plans For Easier Travel

On March 21st, BC Ferries president Chip Rex announced a new plan that will make travel faster and easier for their customers. After receiving several reports that their current services are inconsistent and that the ferry fare is ‘unfair’, they are going to experiment with a new style of transportation known as a trebuchet. Cars and civilians will go on the launch pad and then be hurled towards their destination. The first few customers have experienced broken bones upon arriving at their destinations, but they report that it is still an improvement over the old ways.

Empty Out Your Piggy Banks

Capilano University’s Board of Governor’s passed a resolution to raise tuition fees by two percent. The resolution will come into effect for the Fall 2012 semester, and will raise fees to $115.67 per credit. The university has increased the tuition fees by two percent annually for the past several years, as that is the maximum tuition increase allowed by provincial law.

David Clarkson, student representative on the Board of Governors, voted against the proposal. “There wasn’t enough information on hand at the time. I would only support an increase in tuition on principled grounds, and just having a desire to generate revenue is not satisfactory.” Clarkson proposed that the increase be proposed at the same time as next year’s budget, but his idea met a cold reception. “I found the comments made towards my concerns not to be even respectful or professional of the board. It was a bit of a gong show.”

//Gurpreet Kambo, news editor

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