|Volume 92, Issue 63
Wednesday, January 20, 1999
elmer the elephant
Western's law students will now see a familiar face more frequently in the hallways as professor Albert Oosterhoff will become Western's acting dean of law on Feb. 1.
Oosterhoff is replacing faculty colleague Eilleen Gillese, who was appointed a judge of the Ontario Court general division on Jan. 11.
Oosterhoff said although he feels it is a difficult time of year to take on such a task, he is confident both his classes and the deanship will mesh effectively.
Oosterhoff said an acting dean definitely has a different role to play than a permanent dean would. "As acting dean you are there to hold the ship in a steady course," he said.
Oosterhoff said he wants to focus his attention on working with private law firms in the attempt to raise funds for the law faculty.
A new course at Western offered to people aged 50 and up is not only being called a success but a big bang.
Paul Woodford, a professor in Western's music education department who teaches the Saturday classes, said the interest in the course was higher than expected, noting 53 people have enrolled, surpassing the original estimate of 20 .
Those who enrol have little to no prior experience with musical instruments, Woodford explained.
He said the course is being offered at Western through the support of St. John's Music and the National Association of Music Merchants from the United States, who are providing the instruments free of charge. He added the students are charged a nominal fee of $200.
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