Volume 92, Issue 29

Tuesday, October 27, 1998

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Debating Oz

Western's debating society narrowly missed winning its third consecutive tournament last weekend taking home second place honours.

The three-day competition, held at Queen's University, featured 60 two-person teams with Western debators Scott Thurlow and Jesse Ikeman placing second.

Tania Keefe, Western debate society's VP-external, said the final topic debated was "Should Dorothy have stayed in the land of Oz?" After two days of serious, political debates, the topic was to make the finals fun and entertaining, Keefe added.

Western's debate society will make their way to the University of Ottawa this weekend for the Leger cup – the central Canadian championships – to compete against 70 to 80 teams from Ontario and Quebec. "We've won the last two years," Keefe said.


Claim your cash

Those who have expended their October budget a little too soon, can thank the University Students' Council for good timing.

Students who opted out of the student health plan can pick up their cheques today at the InfoSource, explained Warren Tilston, communications officer for the USC.

The student health plan waiver form and the Western 1 card must be presented in order to claim the cheques, Tilston added.



In a letter to the editor, printed in Friday's Gazette, some factually incorrect information appeared. Professor James Miller's gay and lesbian issues course was not cancelled because of complaints over anti-lesbian or misogynist content, it ceased because it was a special topics course and Miller chose to pursue other avenues within the university to teach gay and lesbian studies.

Miller is a well-respected member of the Western community and has never openly or covertly taught misogyny or anti-lesbianism.

The Gazette regrets the error.

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