Volume 96, Issue 70
Tuesday Febuary 4, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Tuesday February 4, 2003 - 11:35 p.m.

Conciliator to try and avert strike

Western administration and the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association have taken another step towards a work stoppage, after both parties made and rejected proposals during negotiations.

UWOFA called for the appointment of a conciliator from the Ontario Labour Board Friday, after the administration rejected its offer for binding arbitration.



Prez race begins, cliches follow

If you like inflated egos, plastic smiles and comical rhetoric, then you're in luck. It's student elections time, and this year's University Students' Council presidential race features six candidates for top dog.

According to Mohamed Al Sabawi, third-year political science student and presidential candidate, he is looking to diversify the USC. "I feel that we need a little change, a little diversity in representation," Sabawi explained, adding he would strive to be an effective middleman between students, faculty and administration.



Postman to help battle tuition, instead of post-apocalyptic future

A national student group is hoping the postman can help influence the federal government to increase funding for post-secondary education.

Ian Boyko, national chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, was on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday, to launch a letter writing campaign.



Black History Month links present with past

Speeches and performances celebrating African-Canadian culture kicked off the opening ceremonies for Black History Month in the University Community Centre atrium yesterday.



MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> THE USUAL SUSPECTS
> News Briefs


Beth Kerim/Gazette
WESTERN STUDENTS IN A CHARITABLE MOOD. Western's annual Charity Ball was held this past Saturday at the London Convention Centre. Despite a 1920s theme, Prohibition was definitely not in effect.
Click here for Charity Ball commentary.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

These days, it's hard to go see a movie in the theatre and still be surprised by the plot. This is largely because movie trailers no longer act as teasers of the films they promote, but have instead become mini versions of the movies themselves, leaving very little (if anything) to the audience's imagination.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> CD REVIEW: The Music

SPORTS

Stepping on the mat with Western wrestling

For the uninformed, a wrestling tournament is probably as confusing as watching cricket, high, at 3 a.m. – everyone wears the same outfit, you can never tell who should win and the crowd always cheers when you thought nothing happened.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

> Mustangs win overtime thriller

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Three "world-class" chefs get down and dirty

The three world-class chefs went on an adventure this past weekend. Their mission? To show students that they can make a meal with the sparse contents of their refrigerator.

A new C&C every Thursday!


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