Volume 90, Issue 82

Thursday, February 20, 1997




Hair-raising drive

Samson may have sympathized with Michael Clarke, a professor in the department of microbiology and immunology.

Clarke has volunteered to cut his hair if $1,000 can be raised to support undergraduate students. The province will match every dollar donated under the Student Opportunity Trust Fund.

The professor's last hair cut was at least three years ago. "I'm certainly willing to let it go for a good cause," he said.

Students can donate money in the dental sciences building, Rm. 3014A., where Phyllis Hobson has a collection jar set out.

Overwhelming response

A group of students from Western have proven they respond better in emergency situations than those from other universities.

Thirteen members of the Student Emergency Response Team participated in a national conference held at Trent University last weekend.

In a competition Monday, the team placed first, third and fourth against nine other universities. This not only means victory for the team but the right to host the conference at Western next year, said Stephen King, communications director for the team.

The teams were judged on the standard of care and how well they performed under various scenarios.

The Student Emergency Response Team is a volunteer on-call service that responds with the university police Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. It is made up of 40 volunteers and new students are hired once a year at the beginning of the school year.

The you in youth

The London Multicultural Youth Association is looking for Western students to volunteer their time to tutor young people.

"We'd like to reach as many people as we can," said Jennifer Perrin, volunteer co-ordinator.

The group helps youth from diverse cultural backgrounds and facilitates workshops dealing with racism and cultural issues.

About 300 students, aged 10-16 years, will be in the tutoring program this year which starts at the beginning of March. Tutors are needed for math, science and other subjects, Perrin said.

The program consists of a one-on-one interaction with the same youth every week in a group setting.

An information session about the association as a whole and the tutoring program will take place Feb. 26.

– Karena Walter

In memory

A memorial service will be held for Leslie Pomeroy, a third-year Western psychology student who died Monday.

The visitation will be today from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in Dunnville, Ont. The funeral will take place Friday at 11 a.m.

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