Volume 90, Issue 97

Thursday, March 27, 1997




Lest we forget

The Jewish Students' Union will hold a Holocaust remembrance ceremony on April 2 and 3 in memory of victims of anti-semitism.

"It's something we have always wanted to do," said Daina Romlos, co-ordinator of the event. Officially called 'Yom Hashoah,' the ceremony includes a 24-hour candlelight vigil starting at 5 p.m. on the concrete beach.

Romlos said this is the first year the JSU has chosen to hold the event on campus as the actual day of remembrance is not until May 4. "We wanted to hold the event in April so students would still be on campus and could participate," she said.

During the vigil, participants will read the names of those who died during the Holocaust. "Everyone from the Western community is welcome to attend," Romlos said, adding the club is still looking for volunteers.

Building bridges

Fourth-year civil engineering students will soon have a chance to win some cash and the honour of having one of their creations built in the city of London.

The students have been busy all semester producing designs for a new footbridge which will be constructed over the Thames River in Gibbons Park.

On April 2, the nine group designs will be presented and judged at a public meeting in the amphitheatre of the 3M Centre, where top teams have a chance to win cash awards totalling $3,750.

Mike Bartlett, civil engineering professor, said students have developed concepts ranging from concrete arch bridges, steel girder bridges and covered wooden suspension bridges.

After the judging, Bartlett said the renderings and cost estimates will become the property of the city.

–Donna MacMullin

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