Volume 93, Issue 60
Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Yesterday was a day of celebration as The Pride Library went online.
James Miller, English professor and founder of the library, said some of the library's material can now be found through the university's Online Public Access Catalogue.
Miller, who was enthusiastic about the search engine for queer-specific search terms, said the project was started with a $5,000 donation by the Presidents' Committee on the Safety of Women on campus.
He added both students and the public can find the resources through Western's general library catalogue under the location code PRI.
This year's Festival of the Arts is one which organizers hope has something for everyone.
The festival's opening ceremonies kicked off yesterday with folk legend Rick McGee in the atrium of the University Community Centre and a Battle of the Bands competition which was held last night at the Wave.
The atrium will also host a number of displays and events all week, said Allison Norris, communications officer for the University Students' Council. Art will be displayed in the atrium today and Thursday. Music of the East Coast will be presented on Friday.
Norris added a jazz trio as well as medieval and Indian dances are but a few of the planned events. Rhythm and Blues artist Choclair will also play a set at the Wave Thursday night at 10:30 p.m., she said.
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