Volume 96, Issue 66
Tuesday January 28, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Tuesday January 28, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

Double trouble for student services?

A proposed fund to help alleviate the strain of next year's double cohort on Western's student services is raising concerns about which services are eligible to receive money and which are not.

The $1 million contingency fund proposed for next year's budget will only be available to "non-academic support units," said Chris Sinal, president of the University Students' Council.



USC calls for a fully-funded tuition freeze

Now that heavy-hitting student politicos are involved, the Ontario government is sure to listen.

After the approval of new statement policies at last Wednesday's council meeting, The University Students' Council is officially in favour of a fully-funded tuition freeze.



Israel Day celebrated

Colourful posters, information booths and cultural foods filled the University Community Centre atrium yesterday in celebration of Israel Day.

Organized by Western's Jewish Students' Union, the event showcased Israeli culture and attempted to dispel inaccurate media portrayals of Israel, said JSU President Paul Rakowski.



Layton's new energy
- Political notebook -

On Saturday, Layton, a Toronto city councillor, scored an overwhelming first-ballot victory to become the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party.

Layton captured 53 per cent of the 44,707 ballots cast at the NDP leadership convention in Toronto, to distance himself from his nearest rival for the leadership, Member of Parliament Bill Blaikie, who received 24 per cent of the votes.



MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Know when to swipe 'em
> THE USUAL SUSPECTS
> News Briefs


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THEY LOVE ISRAEL. Daniel Israelson, a first-year social science student (left), and Ady Steen, a third-year ACS student, celebrated Israel Day in the atrium of the UCC on Monday.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

It may come hot on the heels of another star-studded musical film, but Chicago is a dark, breathtaking, gin-soaked orgy that makes Moulin Rouge look about as glamorous and sexy as an elementary school production of Oklahoma.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Artworks Sprawl across the nation

SPORTS

Thunderwolves "Held" in check

"They'll learn. This wasn't for the National Championship."

That sentiment echoed quietly through the cold, moist air outside the Lakehead University dressing room as the team's equipment manager went about his usual post-game round-up of sticks, water bottles and towels.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

> Mustangs squeak out series sweep
> Manville: Inside Super Bowl XXXII with Shania

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Canada's multicultural smorgasbord

We sat down seven Western students from diverse backgrounds and cultures to discuss what multiculturalism and living as a young Canadian means to them.


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