The United States
is officially on the brink of war and the clock is ticking, after President
George W. Bush sent Iraq a 48-hour ultimatum in a nationally televised
address last night.
Anti-war efforts continue
With the seeming inevitability of an American-led war in the Middle East, antiwar advocates in London and across the nation are stepping up their efforts to make their voices heard.
"I think today we're feeling deeply troubled and sad at what looks like imminent war," said Rebecca Coulter, a professor in Western's faculty of education and organizer of Saturday's war protest in London's Victoria Park, which saw between 3,000 and 3,500 protesters.
Yeoman gets friends
Two landslide victories and two nail-biting races marked the end results of this year's University Students' Council vice-presidential elections, as four new students prepare to take on their positions on next year's Board of Directors.
According to incoming VP-campus issues and fourth-year kinesiology student Adrienne Kennedy, the campaign was an incredibly emotional experience.
Western pulls in research chairs
Three more Canada
Research Chairs were awarded yesterday to professors at Western, bringing
the university's total to 30.
Congratulations to the new regime!
A bunch of journalists turned politico this past Friday, as The Gazette held its front office elections to determine the editor-in-chief, deputy editor and managing editor for Volume 97 of the paper. Emmett Macfarlane used right wing rhetoric to land himself the position of editor-in-chief, promising to steal money from the poor to buy new computers and a cigarette machine for the office. The new deputy editor, Paolo Zinatelli, ran a shrewd campaign, buying off votes by offering slices of his mom’s famous lasagna to staff members. Finally, retired basketball great Jordan Bell earned himself the role of managing editor after he demonstrated enough leadership skills to lead even the L.A. Clippers to a winning season. The current/lame duck front office would like to express their condolences... err congratulations to the new team. Good luck lads, we believe in ya.
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