Diversity is good, Nazis hate it
An annual campaign hopes to showcase campus diversity through
a variety of initiatives.
The Society of Graduate Students at Western is working with
many groups in the community to present Diversity 2003. "[The
purpose of the event is to] show students that our campus is
a vibrant place where people can work together," said
Jesse Greener, chairperson of the Diversity 2003 organizing
committee, adding the event will network socially and ethnically
diverse outside groups with other groups on campus.
According to a SOGS media advisory, the event will feature
a keynote address from professor of education Rebecca Coulter
and a panel discussion. The night will end with an artistic
celebration of diversity, Greener said, adding people who want
to become more involved will be able to meet and exchange ideas
with various members of the community.
It will take place on Thu., Nov. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the
St. James Auditorium at Brescia University College. Admission
Bikinis help keep track of months
Naked ladies will be gracing the months in a new calendar,
only they will be wearing swimsuits and guys will be in there
The Purple Spur is gearing up for a swimsuit calendar to feature
scantily clad Western boys and girls, with all proceeds going
to charity, said Shawn Gibson, co-president of the Spur.
Proceeds from the calendar will go to support the Western
chapter of Save the Children, a charity devoted to helping
children suffering in poor conditions around the world, Gibson
"It's a great way to see the quality of the Western campus," Gibson
said. "Everyone should have one in their rooms." Gibson
said he is hoping the inaugural swimsuit calendar will become
an annual thing.
A launch party with all the featured models and members of
the Purple Spur will be held Nov. 14 at Club Phoenix, Gibson
The calendars will be sold for $10 in the atrium of the University
Community Centre from Nov. 17 to 21, or until supplies last.