Volume 96, Issue 100
Tuesday April 8, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Tuesday April 8, 2003 - 2:45 p.m.

Prime Minister to visit Western

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien will be visiting Western today to celebrate federal funding of post-secondary education.

Chrétien will be honoured in a formal program at Western at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall in Somerville House.

Graduating teachers tested
Provincial test critiqued by many

The tables have been turned: it is now time for teachers to be tested.
Nearly 9,000 student teachers from across the province wrote the new Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test last Saturday. For the first time in almost a century, graduating teachers will be required to take a compulsory four-hour written test in order to teach at any public school across the province.

Iraqi leaders bombed, deaths unknown

(AP) – The United States struck a "leadership target" in Baghdad last night, military officials said.

The target was believed to be one or more of the top government or military leaders in Saddam Hussein's regime, the officials said, speaking on a condition of anonymity.


SATIRE: Apocalypse loom

Recent unseasonably cold weather has some people convinced that the Apocalypse is approaching.

Citing flash ice storms and unprecedented spring snowfall as harbingers of the end of the world, many are attempting to make peace with a higher power before it's too later.

News roundtable: Three cynics, one dreamer

Hard to believe the year is over, 100 news sections later. In light of this fact, The Gazette's news editors have decided to give you a look into the depths of our silly, twisted minds.

Day slams Liberal policy on Iraq

Stockwell Day made a dry landing, minus the jet skies and wet suit, when he paid a visit to Western yesterday.

Day, the former leader of the official opposition and current Canadian Alliance's foreign affairs critic, gave a speech entitled "On Canada's Foreign Policy in the Middle East."

Gazette News: Year in Review

A single tear can be shed, as the end of another Gazette publication year comes to an end. Over the year, we have covered a wide array of topics that have affected students' lives. Here is a look back at the headlines and stories that have stood out over the past year.

Robarts receives helping hand from TD

The Robarts Research Institute received a donation from Toronto Dominion Bank recently to establish a business development program at the institute.

O-Week's future still up in air

Plans for the re-shaping of Orientation Week will remain shrouded in secrecy for the foreseeable future, after the group responsible cancelled an expected report to Wednesday's University Students' Council meeting.

News Briefs

Useless junk in exchange for more useless junk?... Engineered victory... Deck the Halls with... history?... Old people looking at old stuff...

Niru Somayajula/Gazette
SUPER HEROES UNMASKED. From left to right, outgoing Editor-in-Chief Chris Lackner, Deputy Editor Kristina Lundlad and Managing Editor Ryan Dixon would like to thank our awesome staff and you, the readers, for reading our cheesy goodbye columns and making this year one we will never forget.

Slacktopia: My Gazette breakup: cruel, yet loving mistress

Dear Gazette,

For me, leaving you is kind of like ending a long-term relationship.

Manville: Striking a balance at university

While it has never translated into any form of academic achievement, I can say, with absolute certainty, that I am a thinker. It's generally a wide spectrum of wonderings that float through my head, but for the most part, I have to confess, I think about me.

Double latte: Gazette vs. the USC

At my very first Gazette function, a longtime Gazetter asked me, "What's the difference between a USC party and a Gazette party?"