Volume 96, Issue 94
Thursday March 27, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Thursday March 27, 2003 - 2:30 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.

Caught in the Web: Bush's ratings game

Have you been watching the news lately? I bet you have. Have you seen anything about that war going on in Iraq? I bet you've seen a ton.

What about the conflicts in Algeria or the Philippines? What about the slave trading going on in the Sudan? Or the horrible atrocities being committed by the government of Burma? I bet you haven't. Seems a little strange doesn't it?.

Nobel protesters land in jail

(AP) – Two Nobel Peace Prize winners, two bishops and Vietnam War activist Daniel Ellsberg were among those arrested near the White House in anti-war protests yesterday..

Paul Martin likes 'em young, Web site says

Have you ever felt that voting is a waste of time? That Canadian politicians are out of touch with the common voter? Paul Martin feels your pain.

A Web site was recently launched with the specific intention of encouraging students to get involved with Paul Martin's bid for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party.

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