Volume 92, Issue 80
Thursday, February 18, 1999
Acclaimed journalist and former dean of journalism at Western Peter Desbarats will be on campus today to provide some unique insight into the field of journalism.
Desbarats will present his talk "APEC and Somalia: Journalists and the Perils of Public Inquiries," said Susan Jagminas, a master of journalism student and an organizer of the event.
In addition to discussing the issues surrounding the controversy of CBC reporter Terry Milewski, Desbarats will also open the floor for discussion on other current issues in journalism, Jagminas said.
"I think he has a lot to offer in terms of the media and how the media relates to society," she said.
Everyone is welcome to attend Desbarats' talk at 4:30 p.m. today in Room 105b of Middlesex College.
Last night the University Students' Council agreed to take part in a March 4 rally to unite student lobby groups, undergraduates and graduates, local colleges and several other groups.
Debate over this issue was centered on the fact the Society of Graduate Students, who are aligned with the Canadian Federation of Students, are one of the organizers for the event. Since the USC is a member of the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations, some councillors were concerned this could create problems, trying to hold an event with all groups speaking with a united voice.
To accommodate for this concern the motion was amended to reflect the united nature of the day, which passed with strong support.
"It is a chance to work with the graduate students," said Ian Armour, USC president.
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