Volume 96, Issue 58
Tuesday January 14, 2003
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USC's political activism questioned

The University Students' Council's perceived lack of involvement in student activism on campus has been called into question in light of a recent councillors' report.

Councillors spent several days examining USC policies and procedures at the USC member retreat held early in December, and subsequently created a document outlining their findings for the Board of Directors. At last week's USC meeting.

Dead cow on Western's campus

A dismembered cow head was displayed on Concrete Beach outside of the University Community Centre yesterday.

"It's an art piece," said cattle cranium exhibitor and third-year fine arts student Glen Daniel.

McMaster TAs prepare for strike one

he union representing McMaster University's 1,800 teaching assistants has decided to hold a strike vote after contract negotiations reached an impasse last week.

Admission averages on the rise

Think getting into university was difficult five years ago? Many of Western's current students would not make the grade today with their old high school marks.

Universities across the country have slowly been increasing the minimum admission average for first-year students coming out of high school.

The Usual Suspects: Fire pranks and male aggression

With the holiday season over, Western's otherwise peaceful campus was flooded with its usual mix of students and petty thieves.

Student groups embark on new year of lobbying
New Year's resolutions include more schmoozing and rhetoric

Student lobby groups were quite busy last year, with 2003 set to bring continued action on behalf of their students constituents.

According to Liam Arbuckle, national director for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, CASA will be continuing with the same action plan as the past year.


Dalhousie tuition to rise by 47 per cent?
Report cites increase as an option

A recent budget advisory committee report from Dalhousie University has suggested the university may need to increase tuition by as much as 47 per cent for next year, due to a shortfall in revenue.

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