Volume 96, Issue 85
Wednesday March 12, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 12, 2003 - 4:15 p.m.

University degrees worth the hassle

A new Statistics Canada study reinforces what many have held as a common belief: having a post-secondary education increases your earning potential.

The study, released yesterday, revealed that male university graduates earn approximately $72,000 a year, while male high school graduates earn approximately $41,000.



Student debt hurts access?

A recently released national survey on post-secondary education found student debt-loads are increasingly unmanageable due to limited financial assistance, yet critics argue the survey is flawed and the findings are misleading.



SATIRE: Winter to students: kiss my ass

The extended winter southwestern Ontario is experiencing has kept London in a deep freeze well into the second week of March, leaving many Western students without any spring in their step.

While it might be unrealistic to expect excessive sunny days before exams, some students are concerned the tardy spring of 2003 will never come.


Canada's nursing shortage getting worse

Despite Canada's current shortage of nurses, experts say many new nursing school applicants are being turned away.

The demand for nurses continues to exceed the number of seats at nursing schools, said Carroll Iwasiw, director of the school of nursing at Western. "It's alarming. If the current trend continues, we'll be short 110,000 nurses in Canada by 2011," she explained.



Bouncers to get in touch with feelings

Their necks may be big, but it doesn't mean their hearts are.

Bouncers at nightclubs in Madrid, Spain are being offered "sensitivity courses" that include information on everything from anger management and civil rights to fire safety and emergency procedures.

 


Double cohort funding solid: Ecker

With a provincial election expected to be called this spring, The Gazette took a moment to speak with Ontario Finance Minister Janet Ecker.




Volunteering is about the community: study

As it turns out, virtue is intrinsically good.

A recent study conducted at Western has revealed that people are motivated to volunteer from the desire to help their community.




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