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is the official French-language
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at the University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is a bilingual, research-intensive, non-denominational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario. It is one of the oldest universities in Canada. It was originally established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate...
. The newspaper publishes weekly throughout the fall and winter sessions on regular topics including news, arts and culture, sports, and travel. Previously owned by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa is the official student-federated union of the University of Ottawa. It is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the Corporations' Act of Ontario since September 1, 1969...
, La Rotonde
achieved an independent status on May 1, 2008. A not-for-profit corporation, Les Publications La Rotonde Inc.
, has been created to manage the newspaper. Its directors are elected by University of Ottawa students during an annual general meeting.
While The Fulcrum
is the official English-language student newspaper, the two publications are not repetitions of each other and offer unique, and sometimes conflicting, opinions.