Volume 96, Issue 74
Tuesday Febuary 11, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Tuesday February 11, 2003 - 12:15 p.m.

Elite universities need more cash?

Recent comments made by the president of the University of Toronto suggest a support for differentiation in funding for Canada's research-intensive and non-research intensive universities.

The comments were made during a speech at the Empire Club of Canada, a speakers' forum, in Toronto last Thursday. President Robert Birgeneau said the leading research universities in Canada occupy a special place in the public's educational needs.



Candidates come out guns a-blazing during debate forum

University Students' Council presidential candidates slung mud and filled the room with hot air during yesterday's first-ever platform debate.

The candidates were questioned on a variety of issues in their respective platforms.



Israel and Iraq on activist agenda

Several hundred people crowded into the King's College lecture theatre Sunday night as activists Leila Khaled Mouammar and Jaggi Singh spoke about the pending war in Iraq, the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the riot at Concordia University last fall.

"The weeks I spent in the West Bank and Israel were a profound experience," Singh said, noting his journey took place during November and December of 2002.



Ignorant armies: Sliding into war

Gwynne Dyer, renowned military historian and journalist, whose columns are published in 45 countries, visited Western Friday afternoon and gave a speech at The Wave.

In his forthcoming book, entitled Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq, Dyer tries to untangle the series of events which have sent the United States spiralling towards a possible war with Iraq.



MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> THE USUAL SUSPECTS
> USC Hot Air

> Gamble on Dyson for prez
> McAlpine sets his sights for the top


Randy Quan/Gazette
FLOOR TILES AND MUDDY FOOTPRINTS WILL INSPIRE ME TO GREAT MUSICAL HEIGHTS. Fourth-year music performance student Ryan Philips tickled the ivories in Talbot College on Monday. We hope he was playing "Tiny Dancer."

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Despite the efforts of a talented cast, this Proof just doesn't add up.

The Grand Theatre's latest production of Proof, a story by David Auburn, focuses on the unique relationship between mathematical genius/father Robert (Keith Dinicol) and his emotionally unstable daughter Catherine (Deborah Pollitt). After succumbing to mental instability, Robert passes away
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MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> MOVIE REVIEW: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
> Vagina is the real "V-word" this week

SPORTS

Men's squash wins 20th straight OUA championship

Was there ever any doubt?

The Western Mustangs men's squash team soundly defeated the McGill University Redmen 6-0 to win the Harold Martin Trophy, symbolizing Ontario University Athletics squash supremacy, this past weekend at the Town and Country Racquet and Fitness Club in Hyde Park.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

> Fairs unfair to the competition

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Diets Clash:
Oscar Meyer vs. Green Giant

Carnivores and herbivores face off.

A new C&C every Thursday!


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