Volume 96, Issue 60
Thursday January 16, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Thursday January 16, 2003 -12:30 p.m.

Grade inflation questioned
Universities lack compensation method

With the higher influx of students applying to university as a result of this year's double cohort, concerns are being raised about the evaluation of grades by admissions offices.

Grade inflation – or deflation – comes into play because some high school curriculums are considered to have tougher grading schemes than others, making it difficult to fairly assess student grades.



Concordia not home to get-along gang

The political turmoil that has afflicted Concordia University this year has now become a legal controversy, after members of the Jewish group Hillel launched a lawsuit against the Concordia Students' Union for $100,000 in punitive damages.



Fuh Getta 'Bout It: A letter to Dalton McGuintry
Beer money key to politics


Dear Mr. Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Liberal Party leader,

As is painfully obvious to all residents of Ontario, a provincial election is on the way. As you have never held a position of power before, I have taken it upon myself to inform you what you must do in order to become the next premier...



O-Week drenched in Gio
New orientation officer selected

Orientation Week has a new God – and his name is Giovanni.

Giovanni Paola, a fourth-year film studies student, beat out six other candidates to become the University Students' Council's new orientation officer yesterday.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Queerline launch a success
> SATIRE: Students may lose out on sex and education
> News Briefs



Beth Kerim/Gazette
I WISH HE WOULD STOP WAVING THEM LIKE HE JUST DON'T CARE. Second-year history student Julia Kingston and first-year HBA student Steve McCann rehearsed for the Charity Ball fashion show, which took place last night at The Wave. This year's theme is "The Roaring 20s" and bad dancing.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Independent music, or indie music as most have come to call it, arguably forms the most essential part of the Canadian music scene.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Outside the Box: Pump Up the Volume (1990)
> Entertainment Briefs
> Shukvision: Reality bites at The Gazette

SPORTS

No Sports today...

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Illicit drugs: the highs and lows

This week’s C&C feature examines the controversial, and sometimes deadly, world of illegal drugs. Through research, expert opinion and interviews with former users, The Gazette has compiled a profile on the nature, side-effects and inherent physical and mental dangers of common illicit drugs in today’s society


Allen Chen/Gazette
THERE'S GOT TO BE AN EASIER WAY TO GET TO HEAVEN. Karla Buchanan, a first-year social science student, and fourth-year arts student Summer Bressette found an alternative to going to boxfit Wednesday in the UCC.


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