Volume 96, Issue 15
Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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President's choice

Presidential priorities were at the top of the list at the Senate meeting last Friday.

Western President Paul Davenport outlined his priorities for the upcoming year, placing implementation of Western's new strategic plan, adjustment for the double cohort, recruiting faculty and building alumni connections at the forefront.

There is a strong focus on preparing for the double cohort, Davenport said, with the successful completion of numerous campus construction projects as a main goal.

Building alumni connections and support is also an important task for the upcoming year, Davenport said, noting maintaining the relationship between main campus and Western's affiliate colleges is essential.

"I believe that the relations between Western and our three affiliate colleges is unique and the envy of the rest of the country." Davenport said.

–Kelly Marcella



Queerline on its way

Following an unofficial University Students' Council Board of Directors meeting last Thursday, Queerline has been granted space in the University Community Centre.

Nicole Nelson, USC VP-campus issues, noted that with space now allocated, a small pilot project, including discussion and focus groups, will begin.

"We are working madly to try and get the line up and running," Nelson said, adding one of the main goals will be to bring in dedicated volunteers.

The Queerline will be located in Rm. 315A of the UCC, Nelson said.

–Baylea Mahoney

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