Volume 93, Issue 10

Wednesday, September 15, 1999


Western Prof asks for rights probe

Saugeen yet to find USC representation

Student dies in early morning tragedy

Dean looks to restructuring funding of Mustang sports

Guelph students left out in cold

Two new businesses infiltrate UCC

News Briefs

Buzz Mecca

Caught on campus

News Briefs

You get an "A"!

Students who want to know which professors are on the "hot list" can finally learn, now that the University Students' Honour Roll for professors has been released.

Mark Kissel, VP-education for the University Students' Council, said he formulated the list which includes 152 professors based on student questionnaires filled out at the end of the 1998/99 academic year.

"This year we've had the most ['A' results] we've ever had," Kissel said.

He explained professors must attain a specific ranking to be on the honour roll.

"[The results] should be posted up in main faculty offices and the academic offices as well," he added.

Aye aye, street captain

The USC's third council meeting takes place tomorrow and President SzeJack Tan hopes he and his VPs will find ways to encourage students to participate in volunteering.

According to Tan, volunteers are needed for the Street Captain's Program. The program is intended to ensure the streets of London meet the safety needs of Western students.

"It's a program we've been running for a long time," Tan explained.

He added anyone is welcome to help volunteer.

–Stephanie Cesca

A helping hand

Need help adjusting to first-year? The Centre for New Students thinks the answer is simple – ask an upper-year student.

For the second consecutive year, the CFNS is offering the Leadership and Mentorship Program, which offers first-year students the opportunity to learn skills not taught in classrooms.

Susan Rodger, LAMP's program co-ordinator, said the response from first-year students is already up from last year. There are presently 97 peer mentors and 721 students in the program.

The program is not a tutoring service but rather a way to help first-year students feel comfortable in the university environment. "The goal is to make the adjustment to university easier for first-year students and make them feel more a part of the UWO community," she said.

–John Intini

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