Volume 95, Issue 11

Wednesday, September 19, 2001
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Londoners rally for peace

Games hit too close to home

USC loyalty causes confusion

OUSA puts student face to student debt

News Briefs

News Briefs

Traffic woes = tardy students

Students are facing at least another six weeks of traffic jams at the intersection of Western Road and Elgin Drive due to maintenance construction, said Dave Riddell, senior director of physical plant and planning services.

"The degree of congestion has decreased since last Thursday, [as] one of the traffic lanes that was closed was paved and re-opened," Riddell said.

"Generally, we expect a fair amount of traffic congestion during the first six weeks of classes prior to students settling into their routines," he said.

Riddell said the Western/Elgin intersection is currently under construction for maintenance relating to the installation of a back-flow protector.

–Oonagh Baerveldt

Rotaract Club gives it up for relief aid

Generous people and organizations from across the continent have stepped forward to help remedy the effects of the Sept. 11 events in the United States.

Not exempt from this list is the UWO Rotaract Club, who have donated $500 through the Canadian Red Cross to help relief efforts in America, said president Steve Macaluso.

"We all felt a very strong connection to make a contribution," he said, adding their contribution was intended to give closure to those individuals whose lives have been altered by the tragedy.

Macaluso said the club could not help out as much as they would have liked to because of a current low membership base, but contributed what they had left of last year's fundraising to relief efforts.

–Pearl Van Grinsven

Female science students get WISDOM

A new program is looking to break down barriers for women in the field of science.

The WISDOM (Women In Science and the Department of Mathematics) program, the brainchild of Andrea Wallette, a third-year chemistry student, was created to bring together Western's female science students.

"It is important for the barriers to be broken down and to make sure everyone feels equal," said Wallette.

Wallette said she and the program's creators want to stress that WISDOM is committed to helping female science and math students and not to act as a radical feminist group.

The WISDOM experience includes information sessions, a volunteer-staffed help center and monthly meetings attended by guest speakers. Interested individuals can visit the Medway Hall formal lounge at 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 for an introduction and sign-up session. Information can also be found at www.uwo.ca/hfs/housing/program/WISDOM or by e-mailing wisdom_western@hotmail.com.

–Mike Marinett


Comments were incorrectly attributed to Michael Veenema in the Sept. 14 issue of The Gazette.

The statement "God has called us to light a candle of hope" should have been attributed to Presbyterian Chaplain, John Crowdis.

The Gazette regrets the error and the mistaken reporters have been severely punished.

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