Volume 95, Issue 67

Friday, February 1, 2002

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Public war over CHRW airwaves

"It's really crappy out there"

Grow up, cut your hair and get a job - ya hippie!

USC presidential race "officially" set to begin

Soph bed debate continues

UWO researchers hit jackpot

Weed warriors vow to fight on

New rules mean big scholarships for varsity athletes

USC presidential race "officially" set to begin

By Kristina Lundblad
Gazette Staff

Yesterday, as four o'clock drew near in the University Students' Council office, one final candidate handed in his nomination form, bringing the final tally of USC presidential candidates to seven.

Kevin Shipley, a third-year mechanical engineering student, said he is running because he feels his wide range of university experience and leadership skills would make him a great president.

Shipley is currently VP-social of the Undergraduate Engineering Society and a representative on the Mechanical Materials Engineering Society, he said. He was a member of this year's Orientation week staff, a former engineering soph and a co-chair of the Ontario Engineering Competition, to be held at Western in 2003.


Because of the problems UES had with Western administration this past Homecoming over their "Movie Night," Shipley said he has already had firsthand experience working with university administrators and the Student Code of Conduct.

Shipley said his more recent position on O-staff has helped him build essential contacts and learn the inner-workings of the USC.

As well, Shipley said he would like to increase the number of USC events in order to make more of a personal impact on students. He gave the example of the recent Women's Leadership Conference, noting its direct benefit to students.

"I've got the necessary personal skills and leadership experience to do a good job, take things forward and not let them slip back," he said.

USC communications officer Tim Shortill released the unofficial list of candidates for president, which included seven names, but noted the list would not become official until the all-candidates meeting today at 4:30 p.m..

"This year's campaign will be fun," said King's College councillour Marty Zahavich, noting he thinks each of the candidates has the skills necessary to catch the voter's attention.

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