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Dalhousie campus pubs can't serve booze anymore 

And no one seems to know exactly why

click to enlarge Cheers, bro. I'll drink to that! (No you won't). - GRAWOOD
  • Cheers, bro. I'll drink to that! (No you won't).

The future of alcohol on Dalhousie's Halifax campuses is on hold with the Dalhousie Student Union and the school both giving different reasons for the current alcohol suspension.

"The DSU is complying with the university's request to cease the service of alcohol on campus, despite the DSU making every effort to follow the University Alcohol Policy and procedures above and beyond what is outlined," said an October 16 press release from the union.

Further to this, the DSU clarified in its statement that the university had not lost if liquor license and the suspension applied to both on campus bars: the T-Room and the Grawood.

On October 18, Ivan Joseph, vice-provost of student affairs at Dalhousie, said the opposite.

"Unfortunately, the DSU has not been willing to follow the policies, procedures and expectations regarding the safe serving of alcohol, as outlined by the University's liquor license designate, and endorsed by the university," he said. He added the DSU issued a letter to the Board of Governors saying they would no longer be following the alcohol policy.

The they-said they-said nature of this issue dates back to July when the responsibility of the liqour licence changed from a DSU position to one within the University. The DSU, in their release, said they have been "diligent" in ensuring all of their paperwork meets expectations and that both bars are following policy.

The Coast has reached out to both the DSU and Dalhousie for clarification as to what procedures were thought to have or have not been followed. As of press time, the information hasn't been provided.

This suspension decision doesn't affect the University Club, which operates separately from the DSU, though still on campus. Both the T-Room and Grawood remain open during this time, though neither are able to wet any whistles.

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