Volume 96, Issue 78
Tuesday February 18, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Tuesday February 18, 2003 - 12:45 p.m.

Endorsement may UWgo nowhere

Western student Board of Governors representative Brian Lynch said he feels he should be able to endorse a University Students' Council presidential candidate, despite the objections of the USC's Board of Directors.

Lynch claims the USC has threatened to lobby Western's administration to shut down the UWgo network, a network and file-sharing system used by as many as 4,000 students that may contravene the policy of Western's Information Technology Services.

Would fees be better spent at a casino?

A referendum on the status of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance at the University of Windsor has brought about electoral dishonesty and mayhem.

The student population at Windsor is holding a referendum to leave OUSA, said Enver Villamizar, president of the University of Windsor Students' Alliance.

London smoking ban looms

London bar owners made a last ditch effort yesterday to sway City Council before they held a vote on a proposed smoking bylaw that would make it illegal to smoke in bars.

CASA buckles down: national director out

Liam Arbuckle, the national director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, submitted his resignation last Friday after having been suspended by the CASA Board of Directors since Jan. 31.

It's Miller time
Conciliator brought in

A conciliator has been appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Labour to help the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and Western administration reach a deal in ongoing contract negotiations.

David Estok, director of Western's department of communications and public affairs, confirmed J. Miller was appointed last week. "Both parties are working with the conciliator to find a common date," he said.

Two Londons linked by the cause of peace

If you love snow but hate war, London was the place to be on Saturday, as citizens braved the winter cold to march together in an anti-war protest.

With a war in Iraq looming on the horizon, a crowd of around 750 people gathered in Victoria Park to participate in a worldwide day of action that saw peaceful protesters unite in towns and cities all over the globe


Huron College food fight

Huron University College Food Court staff and Chartwells Educational Dining Services both want to get the negotiation of a new collective agreement underway – now if only either side would show up.

Grocery-getters in high demand

Perhaps as a result of the harsh elements, local thieves have shied away from stealing bicycles in favour of the comfort and heat provided by motor vehicles.

This past week saw more than the normal number of car thefts and break-ins around campus.

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