Volume 94, Issue 67
Tuesday, January 23, 2001
The Ad Hoc Senate Committee is holding an open forum in the UCC Atrium concerning the revision of the Code of Student Conduct on Thursday Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Chris Sinal, a student senator, and Chair of the Ad Hoc Senate Committee, said the committee is strongly encouraging the involvement of students in the community forum. "The biggest hurdle for the committee is soliciting as much input from students as possible in the coming three weeks," he added.
Sinal said the committee's recommendations will be presented to the Senate, and noted the code will ultimately be reviewed by the Board of Governors for ratification.
Jeff Clayman, legal affairs officer for the University Students' Council, said one of the USC's key problems with the code concerns a lack of clarity on disciplinary action for students' off-campus behaviour
Last Friday, the Senate of the University of Western Ontario approved a major construction proposal for the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Dave Riddell, Western's associate vice-president of physical plant and capital planning services, presented Senate with a $3.7 million expansion project, which will use funding allocated in Western's $42.9 million dollar portion of the province's SuperBuild Growth Fund initiative.
Riddell said the project will involve the construction of a new floor in the National Centre for Management Research, as well as the development of a 300-seat atrium.
"The intention of the atrium is to provide some student meeting space for the business school," Riddell said.
The Ivey expansion project is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2002, he noted.
Throughout the course of this week, Western will be hosting a series of events as part of its Arts Festival.
"It's an exhibition of the arts in as many forms as possible," described festival organizer Pat Gorman about the makeup of the week. Daily events are being held at numerous locations throughout campus, he said.
Tonight's events consist of two open mic coffeehouses, located at Saugeen-Maitland Hall residence's main lounge and Westminster College's Purple lounge, both beginning at 7 p.m.. Gorman said he encouraged everyone to come out for the event and display their instrumental and vocal talents.
Gorman said The Wave will play host to Wednesday night's main event the "best of the bands" featuring the top three bands selected from Monday night's competition, while Thursday is comprised of a variety of art shops, movies and performances that can be enjoyed in the UCC during the afternoon. Friday's finale is a DJ spin off at the Spoke that begins at 8 p.m..
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