Volume 94, Issue 49
Friday, November 24, 2000
Pennsylvania got its beaver snatched away last week.
On July 16, 2001 Pennsylvania's Beaver College will officially be changed to Arcadia University, a name which will embrace its future as a dynamic, intellectually rich institution, said Bill Avington, media relations manager for Beaver College.
According to Avington, Beaver College was founded in 1853 as a small women's college in Pennsylvania's Beaver County, but moved to Philadelphia 75 years ago.
Beaver College has been the brunt of many jokes over the years, eliciting derogatory remarks pertaining to the rodent and the female anatomy, said Avington. He added the change was felt to be a way to move the institution forward.
"Arcadia was a picturesque region of ancient Greece, a birthplace of modern thought and learning, where philosophers pursued independent thought and inquiry," Avington said. "This is a name that says who we are and not who we were."
London and surrounding residents concerned with the quality of their water supply can now go on-line to access important information about their supply systems.
A new website, www.city.london.on.ca/watersupply, has recently been created to inform citizens about water quality.
According to Andrew Henry, manager of operations and compliance for the City of London, the new website includes quarterly reports on water quality and will eventually include actual water test results and other information. Fortunately, for London residents, Henry said, the City of London's water testing results have been "consistently better than the standards set by the ministry."
Should residents want to see actual testing results before they are available on-line, they may contact the municipality, he said.
"This new web site is an important step in providing our customers with accurate and up to date water quality information." said Henry.
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