Volume 96, Issue 60
Thursday January 16, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Thursday January 16, 2002 - 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.

Queerline launch a success

Tuesday night marked the successful launch of the Queerline, a support line for homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered in the London community.

SATIRE: Students may lose out on sex and education

Ontario universities are facing an even higher number of applications than originally predicted for the coming double cohort.

In spite of this pressure, officials remained publicly confident that the massive slew of high school students could be accommodated by post-secondary institutions.


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