Volume 95, Issue 33

Wednesday, October 31, 2001
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UWO prof: West 'feasting' on Africa

Panicked masses seek salvation

The world at war

Big Brother set to watch over London

News Briefs

A/V kids vs. brainiac in debate

Halloween safe for sugar-crazed kids

News Briefs

Theatre Fund wins in Musical Chairs

This weekend, the UWO Theatre Fund will play musical chairs.

As a part of Campaign Western, Musical Chairs will mark the first concert in a series of fund-raising initiatives to aid the development of UWO's Theatre Fund, said concert director Michael Rubinoff.

Musical Chairs will be performed on Nov. 3 in University College's Conron Hall and tickets are $10 for students or $12 for non-students.

"The repertoire will include about 20 songs ranging from My Fair Lady to Rent, performed by a talented group of people," Rubinoff said.

The fund will provide an annual budget for student productions, establish a drama workshop and hire a director who will teach a course and assist with theatre productions.

"We're trying to bring university-sustained theatre back to campus," Rubinoff said.

–Kristina Lundblad

Society looking to 'Seal' student support

The London/Middlesex Easter Seal Society is calling on all Western students to help out a worthy cause.

"We are looking for support from all areas, but students, in particular, have a big impact on London," said Easter Seal's district co-ordinator Theresa Klachan.

Area youth with physical disabilities are helped through summer camps, research, advocacy and public education.

Currently, 296 children are helped by the London/Middlesex Easter Seal Society.

On Nov. 14, Western Mustangs hockey coach Bill Dark will serve as tournament co-ordinator for the Power Play for Easter Seal Kids' ball hockey tournament, Klachan said.

The Covent Garden Market will host the tournament, which puts Mustang athletes up against area companies. The tournament will feature NHL alumnus Eddie Shack, as well as a silent auction and a chance to test your own puck shooting ability for prizes.

–Trina Melatti

Manitoba profs drop picket signs, pick up red pens

After a five-day strike, the University of Manitoba and its faculty association have agreed to arbitration, allowing classes to resume as scheduled.

Students will not receive monetary compensation or extra class time to make up for cancelled lectures.

According to university spokesperson John Danakas, the school's Arts faculty was hit hardest by class cancellations.

However, he said, at least half of Manitoba's professors did not strike.

"There is no doubt there was an impact on students, especially first-years," Danakas said. "We also recognize the university's reputation has taken a hit from all of this."

–Joel Brown

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