Volume 90, Issue 69

Tuesday, January 28, 1997




Blood brothers

Grad Pact '97 kicked off yesterday in the atrium of the University Community Centre with cake, balloons and buttons.

The program asks graduating students to pledge any amount of money to a project of their choice at the university.

"The money is going to initiatives that directly benefit students," said Ryan Parks, university chair for Grad Pact this year.

Thirty-five per cent of last year's graduating class participated, raising more than $170,000.

"This is a critical time for the university," president Paul Davenport said. But he added with government funding going down, private funding is increasing.

Students who think their contributions will not go very far can double their money if they pledge before March 31, said Carla Rogers, co-ordinator and development officer with Foundation Western. Every dollar given will be matched by the provincial government under the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund.
– Karena Walter

Give a hoot

Calling all campers, lifeguards, outdoorsy-type people.

Marci Shea of Camp Trillium will be coming to speak at Western for students interested in summer job opportunities. Camp Trillium, located south of Belleville, is a camp for children from families with cancer.

The camp needs councillors to look after the children and help develop programs designed to aid them in coping with life with the disease.

Shea is hoping to raise interest in the London area for this summer, but also for the following summer as a new branch of the camp will be opening near Simcoe in 1998. She will be in a yet-to-be-determined conference room on the third floor of University Community Centre Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
– Jeff Badger

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