Volume 93, Issue 72

Tuesday, February 8, 2000


U of T prof alleges racism

Research celebration attended by ministers

Grads in high demand

Budget awaits word from government on funds

Voting tops final forum

Pyramid schemes top campus crime




Registrar back for another round

Most students on campus have probably never met her, but Western's registrar, Roma Harris, is returning for a second term.

Harris will now serve another five years in her job, said Greg Moran, Western's VP-academic. He added he was thrilled by her re-appointment and added she was unanimously voted in by the Board of Governors.

"She's facilitated outstanding undergraduate education and improvement of programs," he said of her work at Western.

Moran added students can now continue to benefit from her expertise until 2005.

–Susanna Wadsten

Eat well, live life

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is in full force, promoting healthy living and well-balanced meals.

Facilitated by the Women's Issues Network at Western, the week is committed to raising awareness of eating disorders, said Amanda Vincent, co-ordinator of the week's events.

"Disordered or abnormal eating behaviour is often more prevalent than actual eating disorders," she said, adding symptoms include skipping meals, binging, secretive eating or relying on supplements to stave off hunger.

Students are invited to attend a seminar at Huron College tonight at 7 p.m. or drop by the WIN booth in the University Community Centre atrium for information, she said.

–Rachel De Lima

CASA launches web site

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations recently launched their brand new web site at www.casa.ca.

Kieran Green, communications co-ordinator for CASA said the site includes information about the student lobby group in addition to 400 links to universities, student associations, government agencies and sources of media.

"It's major function right now is as an information source," he said, adding students are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site.

–Lisa Whitaker

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