Volume 96, Issue 75
Wednesday February 12, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday February 12, 2003 - 12:50 p.m.

Mercer resigns as VP-administration

Western's VP-administration, Peter Mercer, has decided to step down after eight years in the position.

"I had contemplated this for some time," Mercer said.

"There's a natural rhythm to life in administration," he said, adding it is common for individuals to return to teaching or private life.



Politicos face media spotlights

Yesterday's media forum saw six University Students' Council presidential candidates entertain the masses with dancing, impressions and jokes.

The forum was held yesterday afternoon in the University Community Centre atrium, providing an opportunity for campus media to question the candidates on their platforms.



Students battle in virtual cosmetic war

Computer nerds beware – the cosmetics industry is invading your domain.

L'Oreal Canada has developed "E-strat," an Internet-based competition that tests participants' abilities to manage PRIMA, a simulated cosmetics company.


University liable for young booze-hounds

Drunk kids be warned: Western is ready for you.

A paper presented last Friday to the Council of Ontario Universities by Michael Kennedy, a lawyer representing the Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie firm, examined liability to the universities' representatives in regards to the upcoming double cohort.



Provinces still hungry for funding
Health care needs revamp

They got $27 billion and they still want more.

In the wake of the Romanow Report, the federal and provincial governments finally struck a health care deal at the First Ministers Meeting last Wednesday.

 


You can thank evolution for hiccups and opposable thumbs

Sigultus is not a rare STD; it's that socially embarrassing bodily function, the dreaded hiccup.

A new theory regarding the source of the hiccup was published in the journal BioEssays in February. The article, entitled "A phylogenic hypothesis for the origin of hiccough," discusses the development of the hiccup as an evolutionary process.




THE BACHELORETTE

It's that time again – with University Students' Council presidential elections are well under way, The Gazette delivers its annual candidate brain teaser. This year, the presidential bachelors are all taking a chance and vying for the heart of the number one bachelorette: Western's student body.

 


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