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LAST UPDATED: Thursday March 13, 2003 - 2:00 p.m.

USC Dental Plan contested

Debate and uncertainty were the focus of last night's University Students' Council meeting, as the legitimacy of the recently passed student dental was debated amidst a flurry of political bickering.

The commotion erupted as two posted motions were presented – the first motion called for the USC bylaw that bound the USC to the results of the Feb. 19 referendum in favour of the dental plan to be overturned. The motion failed, with four voting for the motion, 46 against and two abstaining.



SOGS pick a new President

With a record turnout of 312 graduate students casting their votes, the Society of Graduate Students elected their new president – Daryl White – after a week of online voting.



Peanuts make comeback

Peanut allergy sufferers may no longer have to fear putting nuts in their mouths.

A new drug is in development that may eventually make life easier for those suffering from peanut allergies, said William Allstetter, media relations manager for the National Jewish Medical and Research Center. Doctors from the NJMRC are the ones leading the study, Allstetter explained.



Scholar seeks better dialogue on Middle East

Daniel Pipes is the controversial director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for The New York Post and The Jerusalem Post. He has served on the American Departments of State and Defense. He visited Western on Monday.

 

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Allen Chen/Gazette
BEHOLD: THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES! The continuing controversy surrounding the University Students' Council dental plan is about as fun as pulling teeth.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Looking for a good reason to go see The Salads play at Call The Office tonight? Lead singer Darren Dumas has three.

"If you do come out and see us play, we'll put a smile on your face. We've been playing for a really long time and are tight on stage, and our bass player is really hot and has a big cock," Dumas jokes.


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> Shukvision: Forget studying: try Conan

SPORTS

No sports today!

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Out of bathroom stalls and into public debate

October 10, 539 BC: Celebration continues late into the night in the city of Babylon, while enemy forces camp outside. As King Belshazzar entertained followers, a disembodied hand scrawled cryptic writing on the wall; the kingdom was found wanting and Babylon would be taken by the Persians. The writing on the wall revealed the true state – and fate – of the Babylonian empire. Later that night Belshazzar was executed..

MORE C&C HEADLINES:
> On-campus intolerance: a Western tradition?

 


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