Remembering the horror

“My cousin says, ‘don’t talk, don’t say nothing, because they put you in the mental’ — that’s why I didn’t speak about it for 40 years,” Philip Riteman told a room full of students at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law last week. Dalhousie Law Hour collaborated with the Dalhousie Jewish Law Student Association to host Riteman, a Polish Holocaust survivor. The event was held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on Jan. 27, 1945. [...]

So you think you can djembe?

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play an African hand drum that’s half the size of your body there’s a class for that at Dalhousie University. “The Art and Science of Hand Drumming,” offered through Dal’s music department, teaches students how to play the djembe in two traditional styles: African and Middle Eastern. [...]

Editorial: All signs point to divestment

In a few years, Irving Berlin won’t be the only one dreaming of a white Christmas. According to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, 2014 was the hottest year on record across the globe in 120 years. Though different climate institutions use different data sets and have varying results, it is increasingly impossible to ignore the trend. We’ve witnessed flooding in the Maritimes, tropical weather in the west and flip-flopping temperatures elsewhere across Canada. If you still think climate change is a myth, it’s time to wake up and smell the (impending) catastrophe. [...]