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.



Know when to swipe 'em

For the second consecutive year, the Campus Rewards Program is generating cash back for students who swipe their cards at various locations across the city. However, participating vendors say reaction to the card has been mixed.



THE USUAL SUSPECTS

Other than a hungry student stealing a meal, the Western campus was quiet and crime-free this past week.

 


News Briefs

That's soooo '20s... Job fair today, welfare tomorrow... The Practice meets Law and Order... Concert for juvenile diabetes...


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