Volume 94, Issue 40

Thursday, November 9, 2000


Mayoral candidates duke it out at Western

USC discusses stance on student code

Tories in hot water over MPP raise

Campus Briefs

Locust Mount gutted in fire

Hot Air

Operation "Back Rub" nets 36 arrests for LPD

Planet Me

Campus Briefs

For more than the bathroom floor

Various artists from the London area are currently displaying their art work at the Forest City Gallery.

Lynn Dougherty, director of The Forest City Gallery, said the artwork will be awarded to the highest bidder at a silent auction on November 17. She said the closing reception would begin at 8 p.m., with final bids closing at 9:30 p.m.

Dougherty said Patrick Mahon, Western visual arts chair, is featured in the display, as well as, other Western faculty and students.

"The theme of the display is tiles," she said. "Artists received up to four tiles and were then given artistic freedom."

She said bids on the works of art can be placed at any time leading up to Nov. 17, adding the gallery is open 1-5 p.m., with the exception of Thursday from 1-8 p.m. The Forest City Gallery is located at 795 Dundas St. East.

– Sarah Fraley

Students can grill local candidates

Today, at 3 p.m. in the McKellar Room of the University Community Centre, there will be a candidate meeting for the federal riding of London North-Centre.

Scott Belton, governmental affairs commissioner for the University Student's Council, said the meeting will give students the opportunity to get to know their local candidates and voice their concerns over issues in the upcoming federal election during an open question period.

"This will really give students the opportunity to lay the issues on the table which are important to them and not the issues which are important to the candidates," he said.

–Chris Lackner

Anonymous donor helps science grads

The department of microbiology and immunology has rewarded three of its graduate students with a $5,000 graduate fellowship each.

Each year, the department rewards the faculty's top students with a fellowship that is derived from an anonymous $1,000,000 endowment given to the department a few years ago, said Kevin Inchley, research and teaching co-ordinator for the department.

The department decides who receives the fellowships on the basis of the students' average prior to their entry to the graduate program, he explained. This year's recipients include Ron Flannagan, Rebecca Payne and Eric Sui. "The idea is to reward outstanding students," Inchley said.

–Yasna Markovic

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