Volume 95, Issue 62

Wednesday, January 23, 2002
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Grad in student-teacher sex scandal

Students: love to talk about porn

Federal report alleges student visa fraud

Coppers to meet with Unity

"That's why they call it mass transit"

Bigwigs celebrate innovation

News Briefs

News Briefs

Don't know much about CTV history...

Western media, information and technoculture professor Michael Nolan recently published a book that sheds light on the history of CTV and its role as a private broadcaster in Canada.

Nolan said the book – entitled CTV: The Network That Means Business – chronicles the 40 years that followed the networks creation up to its recent sale to Bell Globemedia in 2001.

Nolan said tension existed in the network's early years between CTV offices in Toronto and CTV offices in Western Canada and the friction often concerned the central Canadian emphasis of the network's news coverage.

"It demonstrates the traditional conflict of Canadian federalism," he said.

Nolan worked as a news anchor and correspondent at CTV from 1966 to 1970. Much of the information he incorporated into his book was from interviews he conducted with former and current CTV employees and personalities, he said.

CTV changed the face of Canadian television, Nolan explained, noting the network almost immediately became a contrast to the comparatively dry programming offered by the publicly-owned CBC.

–Chris Lackner

Guaranteed rooms for rez sophs up for discussion

Move over frosh, soon you might not be the only people guaranteed residence at Western.

At tonight's University Students' Council meeting, VP-student affairs Wes Brown will brief council and ask for input on a housing and food services proposal that would guarantee rooms for residence sophs.

Recently, Brown, alongside many residence council presidents, met with housing and food services manager Bob Gough to discuss the idea.

While Brown said he would love to see guaranteed spots for sophs, council may not be accept certain terms of any deal – such as granting housing the right to limit the amount of residence sophs and evict sophs for misconduct.

If the USC, along with its orientation committees, were to accept the terms of the offer, the plan would then be presented to Western's Senate.

–Joel Brown

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