Volume 93, Issue 4

Wednesday, May 28, 1999


Senate revisions disable confusion

Western removes toxic substance

Post-secondary funding, taxes fuel debate

London population grows stagnant

OSAP repayment plan gets facelift

Birthday suits now welcome in mega city

Public suports more funding



In the city


Paying respect

Funeral services were held this past week to honour the recent passing of a Western student.

Peter Dimitroulas, a second-year mechanical engineering student, suffered fatal injuries from a car accident on May 21. The funeral was held at the Holy Trinity Orthodox church in London this past Tuesday.

Penelope Dimitroulas, Peter's sister, said an overwhelming number of people came to the funeral to lend their support, including many from within London's Greek-Canadian community.

"He had ambitions to become an aerospace engineer," Dimitroulas said, adding her brother will be greatly missed.

–Paul-Mark Rendon

Open skies

The department of physics and astronomy is hosting a series of open houses at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory, located near Alumni Hall.

The event, which will run every Saturday night from June 5 to Aug. 28, will feature a slide show and an opportunity to look through the observatory telescope.

James Moorhead, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy, said the possible sights will vary with each night, depending on the cloud cover. "This summer I expect Mars will be available, so we will show that," he said. "Then we will show other objects, open clusters, galaxies, globular clusters, double stars, as the night progresses."

He said he felt the evenings would appeal to Western students, as many pass by the building.

"It's an opportunity to really have a bit of curiosity satisfied," Moorhead said. He added both department faculty and graduate students will be available to answer questions.

The shows will run from 8:30 to 11 p.m. and are open to the public free of charge.

–Jocelyn Laparte

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