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Volume 96, Issue 94
Thursday March 27, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Thursday March 27, 2003 - 3:15 p.m.

Sexual orientation hurts Western student
U of T application spurs anonymous hate mail

Despite praises often directed at universities for promoting tolerance and diversity, a Western student may have been the victim of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, after research applications submitted to the University of Toronto prompted an anonymous response.

The Western student involved submitted applications and resumés in February, via e-mail, to individual professors in the department of physiology at U of T as well as to the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, an affiliated U of T institute.



"Dead enders" to protect Baghdad until the end

(AP) - Unexpected Iraqi troop movements and blinding sandstorms slowed the progress of United States-British coalition forces in Iraq yesterday, and Iraqi officials said American missiles killed 14 civilians in a residential area of Baghdad.



Dozens of students rally against tuition

Over 100 Western students flocked to the Concrete Beach yesterday to push for a freeze on tuition fees and advocate a large student turnout during the upcoming provincial election.

The tuition freeze rally had several speakers, including Jesse Greener from the Society of Graduate Students, Paul Handford, president of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association, provincial Liberal candidate for London North Centre Deb Matthews, New Democratic Party candidate for London North Centre Rebecca Coulter and University Students' Council VP-education Josh Morgan.



High fees hurt campus diversity

Universal accessibility, lower tuition fees and the value of a post-secondary education was on everyone's minds yesterday at a tuition freeze rally held at Concrete Beach.

Students and faculty spoke to The Gazette concerning the significance of a tuition freeze and why they were out in force demanding the Ontario government change its post-secondary education policies.

 

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Matt Prince/Gazette
WE LOVE ARTS AND CRAFTS. On Wednesday, a group of protesters marched from Concrete Beach to the office of Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Dianne Cunningham, advocating a freeze of fees.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Emm Gryner wants to be your Canadian Idol, kind of

It was one of those nights in 1999.

It was the first time I saw Emm Gryner live in concert. It was the kind of night where memories were blurred due to the consumption of beer – good, microbrewery beer. But despite this, there was a certain energy in the air..


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SPORTS

Jimmy and Judy snag top athletic honours

Amateurish poetry aside, Western's Annual Athletic Awards banquet, held on Tuesday night at the Hilton London, was an extremely raucous affair.

The evening was marked by an emotionally charged and apparently "liquidated" audience, most notably the women's lacrosse team (screaming "Bene, Bene," in admiration of coach and Most Valuable Player Anne Benedetti) and the men's and women's soccer teams.

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CAMPUS & CULTURE

The ABCs of understanding advertisements

Advertising has no effect on us. Right? Wrong.

In Ferdinand de Saussure's 1916 Cours de Linguistique Générale, Saussure deconstructed the building blocks of language into two pieces: signifier and signified. He concluded by writing, "It is therefore possible to conceive of a science which studies the role of signs as a part of social life... we shall call it semiology."

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