Volume 92, Issue 21

Thursday, October 8, 1998

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Coming Out Week

Next week is Coming Out Week and you're invited to join in the festivities.

Information booths will be set up all week in the atrium with information about the different events going on throughout the week, said Chris Hughes, University Students' Council gay, lesbian and bisexual commissioner.

The fun begins Tuesday night with a movie and an unannounced speaker both in the pride library.

On Wednesday the festivities will continue from noon to 1:00 p.m. with a performance by two drag queens. "I feel confident in saying this is a USC first-ever event," Hughes said.

Other activities taking place throughout the week include the Queer Olympics, a "Homo-Hop" and a bachelor auction, he said. "We'll be auctioning off Pete Hill – he's really excited about it."


Survey says...

The first survey looking at the employment status of past Western graduates has encouraging results for current students.

Conducted by Strategic Counsel, a Toronto market research firm, on behalf of Western, the survey examined graduates from 1992 and 1995.

Ted Garrard, VP-external for Western, said it will be conducted annually using different graduation years to track the changes.

He added the income levels of Western grads are higher than the average wage in Canada. However, there was also an increase from 1992 to 1995 in student debt loads, which is a matter of great concern.

Most grads fell into four categories – those with full-time jobs, in graduate school, in part-time jobs and a small number who are unemployed.

Forty per cent of grads found a job within a month of graduation, Garrard said.


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