Volume 96, Issue 61
Friday January 17, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Friday January 17, 2003 - 3:15 p.m.

Faculty breast-feeding stations milk controversy

A document authored by Western's administration that details some of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association's demands in the current contract negotiations has created a controversy.

The document, entitled "Bargaining Update," details some of UWOFA's non-salary proposals. The document includes "breast-feeding stations on every floor of every building" and "covered bicycle sheds adjacent to every entrance of every campus building," among the faculty's proposals.

Council avoids cuts to affordable housing

London City Council announced Wednesday it will not support a recommendation to cut $2 million from the budget for affordable housing in 2003.

"We're pleased that the members of council are starting to build a more cohesive response to the issue of homelessness in London," said London Homeless Coalition spokesperson Julie Glaser, adding more action still needs to be taken.

Dalton sniffing for student Liberal vote

Dalton McGuinty, leader of the Ontario Liberals and candidate for premier in the next provincial election, was pressured to include policies which improve post-secondary education in his party's platform, when he visited Western yesterday.

Language and literacy get funding
Sadly, drunken stupidity still not supported

Western's Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network received $571,830 in funding for 2003, in an announcement made by Joe Fontana, Liberal member of Parliament for London North Centre.

"The [CLLRN's] research activities focus on early language and literacy skills, because these provide the foundation for success in school and in life," Fontana said in a media release.

Women get on top... of bullying

Everyone knows girls can be mean – and a recent study supports this by noting female bullies exist, yet are often overlooked.

According to Tina Daniels, a Carleton University psychology professor and author of the recent study, while only two out of 500 girls are physically aggressive, almost 50 out of 500 are relationally aggressive.


Campbell's road trip, Copps for PM and Liberal flip-flops

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