Volume 96, Issue 88
Tuesday March 18, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Tuesday March 18, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

The death of diplomacy: war looms

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.

"For more than a decade, the United States and other nations have pursued patient and honourable efforts to disarm the [Iraqi] regime," Bush said



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.

Research chairs allow professors to advance their careers among world-class colleagues, hire top graduate students and state-of-the-art research facilities, confirmed Natalie Beaudoin, communications officer at CRC.

 


Local hooligans enjoy stupidity

This past weekend saw crime occur at the same rate as St. Patrick's Day debauchery.

According to Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department, an instance of fraud with a stolen Western One card was reported last Tuesday. The card was used at various vending and goods outlets, and resulted in a $150 loss.




UCC immersed in culture

Thinking of travelling? Have a shortage of funds? Save your cash and see the world on display at the University Community Centre this week.

The University Students' Council's Cultural Caravan is presenting its multicultural display this week in the UCC.

 


Freedom of speech in peril?
Legal panel discusses anti-Semitism

The complex and bitter divide in the Middle East has allegedly claimed another victim: free speech on campus.

A panel of legal experts spoke on Sunday at Western during a forum entitled "Current Issues in Judaism and the Law: Free Speech on Campus," which was hosted by the Jewish Law Students Association.

 

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