Volume 95, Issue 12

Thursday, September 20, 2001
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Twelve months of Mustang vanity

UWO and USC battle for prime parking

Tragedy kills the radio star?

Virus constipates computers

News Briefs

News Briefs

Artwork delayed at U.S. Border

Last week's tragic events in the United States have caused the delay of another scheduled event.

Heightened security at the U.S.-Canada border has made it necessary for the McIntosh Gallery at Western to postpone the opening of a new exhibit "Past Present Future Tense: The Powers of Observation," by artists Wyn Geleynse and Terry Pfliger.

The exhibit, which was to open Sept. 25, has been delayed by 10 days, as the artists' work has been delayed at the border, said Arlene Kennedy, McIntosh Gallery director.

Pfliger's sculptures and Geleynse's video works are remaining in the U.S. for now, she said.

"We're trying not to be part of the crunch. We're waiting for things to calm down," Kennedy said.

The artists' appearances at the gallery have also been pushed back, although the closing ceremony of the event will be on Oct. 25 as originally planned. The works will be on display until Oct. 28.

–Adam Booth

Western VP takes a break

Western will be without one of its finest for the first half of the fall term.

Dr. Peter Mercer, VP-administration and general counsel will be taking a study leave from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15 to work on research and writing for two projects.

Mercer will be working on an article he will present at a conference in Australia next year about the legal requirements for standing to argue constitutional cases before the Supreme Court of Canada.

He will also do work on leadership, ethics and civility within universities, in particular at the Institute for Strategic Leadership at the University of San Francisco.

For the majority of his leave, Mercer will remain here in London working out of his office at the faculty of law at Western where he is still a faculty member.

Taking his place as VP-administration during his leave will be Susan Grinrod, senior director of housing and ancillary services.

–Kristina Lundblad

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