Volume 90, Issue 78

Wednesday, February 12, 1997




In 1980, the University Students' Council's VP-education Tony Wilson suggested Western guarantee loans for all students, The Gazette reported Feb. 12.

Wilson said the university would have a $1 million surplus in its operating budget because of an unexpectedly-high government grant that year and tuition increases.

However, Western's VP-administration A.K. Adlington said the $130,000 the school set aside was all they could afford, citing budget cutbacks across the university.

Wilson said there would be little risk to Western in guaranteeing loans to students. "Students have the best pay-back ratio of any group in society. The myth is that students take the money and run – that's not true at all," Wilson said.

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