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Volume 91, Issue 38
Wednesday, November 5, 1997
Nip it in the bud
Today at noon in the University Community Centre's McKellar Room, author J.L. Granatstein will attempt to defend, from every available platform, controversial comments made in his recent book Petrified Campus: The Crisis in Canadian Universities, said Bob Klanac, manager of marketing and services for the University Students' Council.
Granatstein makes claims in his book that academic freedom is a sham and political correctness is tightening its stranglehold on free inquiry at Canadian universities.
Admission is free and there is a book sale and signing to follow, Klanac said.
Students feeling tight financial grips will be happy to know cheques are now available at the Used Book Store.
Students can pick up their cheques for sold books through the back entrance of the store in the basement of the University Community Centre, said employee Jose Jimenez. The store will be open for cheque pick-ups daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Nov. 27.
Students who have their receipts can pick up their cheques this week and those who do not can pick up cheques next week, Jimenez added.
Inspector Bob Earle of the University Police Department reported two bicycles were stolen last Friday from Essex and Medway Hall residences.
Monday morning was a busy time for campus thieves as a wallet was reported stolen from a backpack in the D.B. Weldon Library and a walkman and clothing were stolen from the University Community Centre, Earle said.
"Leaving an unattended backpack in the library is a prime target for thieves," he warned, adding students should look at these situations from a thief's perspective and realize it is not a wise idea to leave personal belongings unattended anywhere on campus.
It's Equity Week and students can sign their name on the Wall of Peace in support of world peace.
University Students' Council Equity Commissioner Diana Reynolds said there is a reception today at 5:30 p.m. at Sommerville House where representatives from all USC-ratified clubs will be hearing about the equity services offered at Western.
This week will finish off tomorrow with a dance at 3 p.m. by a First Nations group followed by craft show at night.
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