Volume 95, Issue 78

Wednesday, February 20, 2002
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Western vows to keep promise

USC presidential races gets a little nasty

Drink bucks leave kids hungry

"You're a poopy head" -- "No, you're a poopy head"

Gay community loses its HALO

Disabled students get government cash

News Briefs

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Althouse shows off its true colours

The curtain will soon rise on Althouse College's annual theatre production.

The Althouse Theatre Company will be performing the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from Feb. 27 until Mar. 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night.

"The cast is exceptionally talented and the crew is amazing," said Danielle Lazzarin, the musical's director and an Althouse College student, adding the production features lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Tickets are now on sale at Althouse College for $12 each, $10 per person for groups over 20 and $8 for children 12 or under.

For more information, students can call the Education Students' Council office at 661-2111, ext. 88636.

–Kristina Lundblad

Is there anything CDs can't do?

Western has joined hands with publishing company McGraw-Hill to change the face of distance studies.

Two years ago, Tom Stavraky, a Western physiology lecturer, proposed the idea of teaching a distance studies course, including animation and tutorial sessions, on a CD.

"Originally the double cohort was not even a consideration, [the CD] was just a great way to deal with increased enrollment," Stavraky said.

With considerable support from Western, Sheridan College and the Provost Academic Support Fund, the CD became a reality, he said.

The CD has now been used by Stavraky for about a year and a half, with its implementation allowing over 200 students to take the course at home, as well as over the summer.

McGraw-Hill first approached Stavraky after a presentation he had made during a teachers' conference at Western two years ago. According to him, the publisher said, with the CD, Western is where McGraw-Hill wants to be in three years.

McGraw-Hill will be marketing the CD and using it as a text book replacement or supplementary item for schools.

–Beth Kerim


In the Feb. 15, 2002 edition of The Gazette, a photo on page five was wrongly attributed. The photo was taken by Kayla Silver. The Gazette regrets the error.

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