Volume 91, Issue 64

Thursday, January 22, 1998




USC for free

Strapped for cash with no relief in sight? Take heart, for the University Students' Council is holding a draw for free tuition this week in the UCC's atrium.

Until tomorrow, students have the chance to win an amount equal to next year's projected undergraduate social science tuition. Thus far, more than 500 students have thrown their hats in for the free cash grab.

"The draw is a way to spark interest and raise awareness about the issue," said Kelly Porter, promotions commissioner for the USC. "It's also part of the USC's response to the current tuition crisis."

Students can also sign a petition protesting the government's lack of student aid.

–Karen Bong

Political dynamics

The faculty of social science will be presenting the first in a series of lectures today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Social Science Centre.

The topic of the lecture is Pre-Columbian Political Dynamics in Southern Highland Mexico. The speaker is Western alumni Laura Finsten, currently an associate professor at McMaster University, who will be discussing how and why complex societies develop.

The lecture will be based on Finsten's archaeological research in the Oaxaca Valley of Southern Mexico, said anthropology department chair Chris Ellis.

The free lecture is at 4 p.m. in Rm. 3022 of the SSC.

–Ian Nicholson

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