Volume 92, Issue 89

Wednesday, March 18, 1999


VP gets re-appointed

Another vote for SOGS

UBC to put its money on lobbying the banks

Viagra pops its head into London stores

Soothing surgical pain

Small ends his year with balanced books


Chomping down on useful etiquette

Caught on campus


Somerville construction on the way

The proposal for the latest changes to Western's campus has been signed, sealed and the renovations are almost underway.

In a Board of Governors meeting last week, phase 2 of the $6 million campus renovations were approved, when the Board awarded a construction contract to the London-based Tonda Construction Ltd..

Dave Riddell, senior director of physical plant and capital planning services, said the contract was awarded to the company because they provided the lowest bid at $2,225,949.

Riddell said the renovations will involve the addition of three 80 seat classrooms and one 200 seat classroom. The three smaller classrooms will be used mainly by the Ivey School of Business, while the larger classroom will be for general use.

Riddell added renovations at Elborn are proceeding well and the library technical services are scheduled to move in this week. "We're very close to schedule," he said.

The renovations to Somerville House are to begin April 1.


Rock down to Hipsters Ave.

What do you get when you cross a film festival, art exhibition, fashion show, DJs, dancers and a live band? A party thrown by Hipsters Ave..

"Hipsters Ave. is grassroots," said Mary-Jane Fogarty, an executive member and one of the founders of Hipsters Ave. "It merges different subcultures to produce a new sort of scene that involves the art community, local fashion designers and different genres of music."

Fogarty said 10 to 20 short films will be shown, all produced by Western and Fanshawe film students. The evening will also feature art displays by local artists, poetry readings, a fashion show, several DJs and a two-piece acoustic band.

"We are trying to expand people's horizons," Fogarty said. "We want to merge film, art, DJ and live music all into one event, one scene."

All proceeds from the evening will be used as start-up capital for a magazine to promote local art and film and music talent, Fogarty said.

The party begins at 9 p.m. tonight at The Drink.


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