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Thursday May 22, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Thursday May 22, 2003 - 5:30 p.m.

Admin to USC: No student dental plan

Western's Board of Governors has refused to approve introduction of the fees required to fund the University Students' Council's dental plan.

The proposed $116 student fee increase that would have come with the dental plan's implementation – approved by students via referendum this past February – was nixed by BOG, a decision which means it will not be in place in September for incoming students.



Faculty votes on tentative deal
"Very good news for students"


A year of negotiations between Western's faculty union and administration has yielded a tentative agreement on which faculty members voted yesterday.



Waterloo admissions process questionable?

When deciding which students to admit to engineering programs, some universities – Western not included – adjust the marks of high school applicants based on the grading practices of the high school they attended.

 


Ritalin: the gateway drug to good grades?

Ritalin is waking people up, but not the people intended

Rumours have recently begun to circulate about the casual use of the drug (methylphenidate) by people who do not suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder. Due to the drug's ability to boost concentration and memory skills, some students use it to help them focus during stressful times such as exams.



Kats got your tongue: Disloyal Martin's victory certain

Elections in Canada inspire apathy in the best of us. How many of us know someone who has voted for frivolous reasons, like because that's the way they've always voted.


Prof: mad cow won't devastate economy

The discovery of mad cow disease in Alberta may hurt some farmers, but it will not have a dramatic impact on the Canadian economy, according to an expert at Western.




Is there a porn category?

(AP) If you've ever enjoyed Web sites like MeetUp.com, Sodaplay.com or Oddtodd.com, you're not alone in appreciating their cleverness. If you haven't, start surfing.




News Briefs


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