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Friday January 31, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Friday January 31, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.

Liberal election platform calls for tuition freeze

The provincial Liberal party released its election platform yesterday, proposing an immediate tuition freeze and help for needy students, among other commitments.

Marie Bountrogianni, Liberal critic for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, said the platform is the result of public concern and not pressure from lobby groups.



Study says boys may actually be literate

Boys are dumb – or so girls say anyway. However, a recent study on boys and literacy suggests boys are merely interested in different texts than girls.

"Traditionally, boys are not interested in literacy," said Kathy Sanford, assistant professor of education at the University of Victoria and co-author of the study entitled Morphing Literacy: Boys Reshaping Their Literacy.



Grits propose Double cohort refund

With the double cohort lurking around the corner, the call for an application fee refund is raising the hopes of many high school students.

According to Marie Bountrogianni, member of provincial parliament for the Hamilton Mountain riding and post-secondary education critic for the Liberal Party, university applications are something students should not have to pay for.

 


A stroke of literary genius

A Western father and daughter team have joined literary forces on a book about strokes.

Vladamir Hachinski, professor of clinical neurological sciences at Western, and his daughter Larissa Hachinski, a Western graduate of oral history, have collaborated on a book to inform Canadians about strokes.



NEWS FOR DUMMIES
Our Lord Dick Cheney

Western students may have missed a packed week of news, so here's your weekly fill – Gazette style.

 


Homeless shelter to be approved

After a long struggle with London's City Council, the Unity Project is one step closer to the realization of a permanent homeless shelter in London.

The $249,000 funding proposal put forth by the Unity Project is close to being approved, despite initial concerns which followed the release of a city report citing the potential duplication of services provided by more established shelters in London.



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