Volume 93, Issue 36

Wednesday, November 3, 1999


OUSA forum harps on students' tuition

No Return of the Blob for the city

Access cause for concern in market

Tadpoles may hold key

Brain drain continues to cause campus concern


bass ackwards

Caught on campus


New pavilion honours J.W. Little

A long-standing tradition will continue into the next millennium as the Memorial Pavilion planned for Western's new stadium has been named after J.W Little.

Ted Garrard, Western's VP-external, said the pavilion will be located at the North end of the stadium. It will include locker and referee rooms, a first aid training room, full concession stands, a ticket booth and a lounge with a window overlooking the field.

"The family is absolutely delighted the gift of Kate Little, in honour of her late husband, will continue in the public eye," said family member Anthony Little.

–Heather Buchan

A new fab mag

Before majoring in themselves, prospective Western students can find out more about Western thanks to a new initiative.

High school students will be able to request one of the 40,000 copies of a new magazine about Western, entitled Major In Yourself, explained David Estok, director of Western's communications and public affairs department.

The publication features personal accounts by students about life at Western both in and out of the classroom, he said, adding this is the first year there has been a publication of its kind in a Canadian university.

–Jennifer Wallner

Polanyi Prize goes to professor

A Western English professor received one of five Polanyi prizes yesterday.

According to Dave Ross, spokesperson for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Nandi Bhatia received the recognition for her research on literature.

She was rewarded for her work in challenging the accepted concept of imperialism as a unified force, he said, adding the award recognizes achievements in other fields.

–Stephanie Cesca

A need for speed

A group of Western speed demons are hoping to figure out a formula for success on the track.

Formula Mustang, a group of car enthusiasts in the engineering faculty, will be displaying a formula one car, in the University Community Centre atrium today, said Kourosh Hakimzadeh, a third-year political science student and Formula Mustang team member.

The car is slightly smaller than regulation size, but built from the ground up by students, Hakimzadeh said. "Anyone is welcome to help us out, no matter what faculty they're from," he said, adding the group would be selling T-shirts in an effort to raise funds for a competition with similar university F-1 teams next spring.

The car and team will be present at the tailgate party before Western's football game on Saturday, he said.

–Paul-Mark Rendon

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