Volume 96, Issue 91
Friday March 21, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Friday March 21, 2003 - 4:00 p.m.

Troops enter Iraq

United States and British troops punched across the Kuwait-Iraq border yesterday, meeting minimal Iraqi resistance as they rumbled past flaming oil fields on their way north. These skirmishes signalled the spearhead of the immense ground invasion of Iraq had started to knife its way through the desert destined for Baghdad.



Dissecting war coverage

The American-led war on Iraq is at the centre of a media maelstrom, but how should we ingest the overwhelming amount of information?
The Gazette sought some of Western's own expert opinions on what to expect in the war's coverage.
"Propaganda," said Huron University College political science professor Paul Nesbitt-Larking. "It's wartime, and everyone has a vested interest, especially the combatant sides.



NDP critic slams Tory record on education


The provincial Progressive Conservatives were lambasted on their social policy yesterday afternoon in the University Community Centre by the New Democratic Party's critic for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Rosario Marchese.
Marchese appeared alongside Rebecca Coulter, NDP candidate for London North Centre, courtesy of SmartVote. SmartVote is a University Students' Council initiative which encourages members of provincial parliament to come and speak directly to students at Western, said USC VP-education Joshua Morgan.
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Council restructuring contested
Residence representation key concern

A motion that could alter the entire structure of the University Students' Council has residence councillors in an uproar about losing their voting power.



Imminent faculty strike unlikely?

The possibility of a faculty strike or lockout before the end of the academic term is virtually impossible, as the conciliation process has begun and the next meeting is scheduled for Mar. 28.

 


NEWS FOR DUMMIES: Dummy news in poetic form

In a pathetic homage to The Gazette's Arts issue, News For Dummies will be presented in poetic form this week.
The world this week saw a start to the war against Iraq – France, Germany, Russia and China all complained that it's whack.
George W. Bush said the liberation of Iraq has begun – we're sure people there think the bombing's a lot of fun.

 

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