Volume 93, Issue 75

Friday, February 11, 2000


Braun walks away with presidential gold

Close but no USC cigar

New blob discovered in Thames

Toll systems looked at to improve 401 safety

Seven days from heaven on earth



Caught on campus


A celebration of Soul

The Black Students' Association is celebrating talent and artistry in the London community tomorrow with their annual formal.

The event, titled Soul, will showcase a mix of talent ranging from classical music to vocal acts from the Caribbean, Toronto and the United States, said Nadia Simpson, political affairs officer for the BSA.

Simpson said she anticipated a large turnout for the event, which will be held at the London Convention Centre. "Last year's event was a great success. There was a lot of support from the community and a very diverse crowd," she said.

The formal is dedicated to the memory of Shaun Lodge, Stewart Farnum and Jason Edmonds, three Londoners killed in a tragic car accident on Jan. 29. "They were active in the community," Simpson said. "They were strong leaders."

–Yasna Markovic

Canon does Western

A deal to significantly upgrade Western's photocopying capabilities was approved by the Board of Governors last week.

A new agreement to lease Canon digital photocopiers from OE London, the distributors of Canon in the city, will result in more savings and increased convenience for university administration, said Western's director of purchasing, Bob Moore.

Moore explained the five year deal was worth $1.5 million and represented a 16 per cent savings over the current agreement with Xerox, which expires April 30.

"It's important [that] we have partners who are willing to help us in anticipation of possible problems that may arise during the double cohort," he added.

Most students, however, will not be able to reap the benefits of this deal, as it will not effect the coin operated machines in the libraries and around campus, he said.

–Joel Brown

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