Volume 93, Issue 62

Thursday, Janurary 20, 2000


NEWS

Voters to log on for election

Ottawa prof gets an "F" on exam question

UWOFA continues negotiating

Job fair reflects Ontario's need for teachers

PeopleSoft donation upgrades education

Province cracks down on welfare

Briefs

Caught on campus

Stuff

Briefs



When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie


A red moon will keep Western stargazers busy tonight.

A lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur this evening said John Landstreet, a professor of physics and astronomy at Western. He explained a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earth's shadow, rendering it less visible.

Landstreet said at approximately 10 p.m., light from the sun, filtered through the earth's atmosphere will illuminate the moon, giving it a reddish tint. The eclipse will end at approximately 1:20 a.m., when the shadow leaves the moon.

Lunar eclipses happen about twice a year he explained, with the next one expected on July 16, 2000.

–Jennifer Stoddard

Western grad + donation = math scholarships


A donation from Mervin Wass, a Western math graduate, has created new scholarships for students, said Ted Garrard, Western's VP-external.

Wass is a former high school math teacher who graduated from Western in the '30s, Garrard said. He donated $100,000 in early December. Western will use the money's annual interest of $5,000 for scholarships, leaving the capital untouched.

The number of scholarships has not yet been decided, Garrard said, adding the money will be given to incoming and perhaps existing students. "Hopefully, it will encourage students to go into math."

–Leena Kamat


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