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Update on hockey hazing at Dalhousie

The Dalhousie women’s hockey team met with the president of the university today, but the players are still suspended, and they’re still not talking about why.

 The university suspended all but five players on the team in January following a six-week investigation into a hazing incident that took place at a house party in September.
At the meeting this morning they asked Dal president Tom Traves to reconsider their suspension.
Afterwards the players left quickly and wouldn’t talk to waiting media.
Dal spokesperson Charles Crosby talked to us about the meeting but didn’t seem to offer much hope to the players. Nor would he get into details.
The Dalhousie hazing policy says coaches must ensure compliance with the rules. The women’s coach, Sean Fraser, declined a phone interview.
Posted by reporters Elise Palmer and Zane Woodford.
For more on this story, check out the Dalhousie Gazette. 
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Update January 16: the decision to suspend the players stands. 

Statement from Dalhousie University:

“On January 14 Dalhousie President Dr. Tom Traves met with the members of the University Varsity Women’s Hockey team to address concerns raised by them. Following discussion at the meeting, Dr. Traves agreed to further consider their comments.  Dr. Traves has now confirmed that  the decision to suspend the players, other than the first year players, stands.”

Statement by players can be found here.

Note sections:

5. No one ever told us that our actions were wrong. We never saw the University’s Hazing Policy prior to last week.
6. In particular, no coach in the past four years has told us about the University’s Hazing Policy or the consequences for violating it.

the’fax for Nov. 29, 2012 (episode 4)

This week’s show includes the shutdown of an atmospheric research project at Dalhousie, “green” concrete and what Black Friday looks like in Halifax.

Hosts are Jessica Jay and Matt Woodman.

web-only stories:

Chris Putnam at the annual HRM Christmas Tree lighting ; Meghan McCabe at the Spryfield parade; Chris Putnam’s look at new copyright laws;  Art in a hurry by Kate Howell; a tour of HRM’s new morgue, and Aaron Williams’ trip to the Nova Centre meeting.

posted by Aaron Williams

Preview: the ‘fax episode 4 November 29, 2012

Aaron Williams looks at what’s coming up on episode 4 of the ‘fax


the’fax: November 22, 2012: Episode 2

Why we should be preparing for rising sea levels, a Mik’maq boy who uses parkour to connect with his culture, a mystery murder at St. Vincent, plus more.

Hosts: Alison Chiang and Kate Howell

This week’s web exclusives:

Leena Ali catches up with District 7’s new councillor, Waye Mason

Alison Chiang looks into Halifax’s new 311 service

Samantha Alexander reports back on the commotion at Robie and Cunard from November 16

Meghan McCabe perused the treats at the NSDCC Christmas Craft Fair

There’s a new vintage arcade in Halifax. Chris Putnam checked it out

Samantha Alexander found out why Skye Development fell

Kate Howell checks out a new fundraising campaign: The Aviva Community Fund


The ‘Fax: January 21, 2010

Our first televised episode goes to air tonight at 7:30pm on EastLink TV (Channel 10)! You can check out a sample of what we have this week by checking out the trailer below:

You can watch the full episode here.

Value-Added Content:

Dalia Lourenco and Chris Muise attended the Haiti relief concert at St. Matthew’s.

Dalia also heard what Darrell Dexter had to say about Haiti

Wallis Snowdon presents more of MLA Leonard Preyra’s lecture at Dalhousie on the subject political risk taking.

Julia cook talks to 50’s Fashionista Mary Otto about how to get that perfect fifties look.

The ‘Fax: January 14, 2010

We’re back with a brand new season of The ‘Fax, lovingly crafted by a new crop of rookie TV journalists.

To watch the full show for this week, click here