Volume 93, Issue 83
Wednesday, March 8, 2000
Ontario's New Democratic Party leader, Howard Hampton, will drop by Western today to talk shop.
Rising tuition fees and student debt would be the hot topics of discussion, Hampton said, adding Western students would find the forum to be informative about the present Mike Harris government.
Progressive Conservative strategies surrounding the prosperity of Ontario students would also be addressed, Hampton said, adding he would discuss the questionability of these strategies in a time of rising tuition rates.
"This is a good opportunity to make people aware of rising tuition fees and debt," he said, adding he was pleased to be visiting London for the day.
Hampton said although he was only scheduled to speak for approximately an hour, there would also be a question and answer period and he planned to stay until every question was answered.
The forum, in Rm. 315 of the University Community Centre at 2 p.m., is open to everyone and free of charge.
Used computers are up for grabs to eligible Western science students, care of a science students' council contest.
Science students donate a $75 levy towards the purchase of new teaching equipment for lectures and laboratories each year, said Paul Sullivan, chair of the mathematics department and co-organizer of the contest. Each student participating in the contest must prove they are in need of assistance by writing a 250 word essay, entitled "Why I need a computer," he said.
The requests are reviewed by the science students' council, ranked and placed on a waiting list, he said. The computers are recycled, but work well and will help the students with their scholastic needs, he said.
Sullivan added winners of the contest would be notified later this month.
Women take centre stage this Friday at an Ivey Business School conference on women in management.
Timed specifically to coincide with International Womens' Day, the conference will look at the business challenges and obstacles women are required to overcome in order to be successful, said Denise Beaton, communications manager at Ivey.
The conference will also demonstrate how to succeed in today's business world, specifically focusing on areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, motivation and networking. "[Students] will hear insights and tips from Ivey grads who have been quite successful," she said.
Speakers include Ivey graduates Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Christine Magee, Barbara Stymiest and Western graduate Elizabeth Witmer. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Women Power, a non-profit organization, Beaton said. The conference takes place at Windermere Manor at 2:30 p.m..
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