Volume 93, Issue 79

Wednesday, March 1, 2000


Federal budget questioned

The Shot Pool Pub faces final last call

Youth unemployment changes for the better

Funds for double cohort announced

Sex and education not a perfect match

New budget targets "brain-drain"



Caught on campus


Rock opera hits Althouse

Western performs opera, with a twist.

The Stephen Schwartz rock opera, Pippen, hits the stage at the Althouse College auditorium tonight and runs until Friday. The production was organized by Western's faculty of education. The cast and crew are made up entirely of art and music education students.

The musical, which was a Bob Fosse hit on Broadway in the 1970s, is about a university graduate looking for the meaning of life, said Mary-Anne Saari, publicity director for Pippen. Saari added the musical has a humorous plot.

–John Intini

Laying down the law

Those in need of some serious law advice may want to check out the law building, where a high profile Canadian lawyer will visit to chat about life in front of the bench.

Edward Greenspan, a criminal defence lawyer, will visit the law building this afternoon, said Mike Rubinoff, president of Western's legal society. "He's probably one of the highest profile lawyers in the country," he said.

As part of their distinguished speaker series, which has hosted such guests as Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty and Donna French, mother of the late Kristen French, Greenspan will be holding an hour long question and answer session with students interested in law, Rubinoff explained.

The talk is scheduled to be held in Rm. 38 of the law building from 12 noon to 1 p.m.. All those interested are welcome to attend free of charge, Rubinoff added.

–Paul-Mark Rendon

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