pushed to periphery
The elimination of some undergraduate student
parking spaces has angered students, although officials point
out there are still several lots on the periphery of campus
available for use.
The green Springett parking spaces (located
west of Western Rd.) have been taken up by gray parking spaces,
which are reserved for staff and faculty, said Dave Riddell,
associate-VP of physical plant and capital planning at Western.
The USC's never ending
lawsuit delayed again
Since 1997, the University Students' Council
and several other Canadian student unions have been contesting
a lawsuit with the Canadian Federation of Students-Services,
Travel Cuts and the Association of Student Councils.
The dispute centres around the ownership of
Travel Cuts. Before 1991, over 70 student associations owned
Travel Cuts by way of their membership in the Association of
More under age students
not a big headache
The percentage of students at Western below
the legal drinking age has quadrupled this year, which could
pose several problems for many services around campus.
According to University Students' Council
VP-student affairs Matt Huether, 15 per cent of the student
body was under 19 years old last year. That number, thanks to
the double cohort, has ballooned to 60 per cent this fall.
The weekly crime report
The best behaved people on campus this week
were actually the frosh. Though Campus Community Police Services
was dispatched several times, most of their difficulties involved
Police were called to one pathway on campus in response to reports
of someone a little too eager to get "back to school,"
in a situation CCPS interim director Elgin Austen said "could've
other universities fared during move in
The dreaded double cohort swamped universities
all over Ontario last week, taking up hotels, stopping traffic
and cramming students into every available spot on campuses.
Here at Western, Perth Hall was built to
add nearly 450 beds. Rooms for upper-year students in residence
were taken out and some double rooms in Delaware Hall turned
into triple rooms.
How does that compare to elsewhere?
Western grad student
runs for city council
No one can accuse Western of a lack of high
achievers in its student body. Joshua Morgan, a masters student
in political science, formally entered the race for city councillor
in Ward 1 early last week.
Morgan completed his bachelor of arts in
political science and economics at Western and also served as
the University Students' Council VP-education last year, as
well as president of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance,
which gave him experience lobbying both federal and provincial
governments on behalf of Ontario students.
Rec cardio room comes with user fees
Campus Recreation has expanded and is offering
the use of a new cardio room - for the right price.
"In recent years the demand for cardio
services was growing quickly," said Elizabeth Elliot, fitness
and dance coordinator at Campus Rec. There have been complaints
about the overcrowded cardio room and the reservation sheets
for cardio equipment were always full, she added.
likes Quality Ass.
The government of Ontario has dedicated a
portion of this year's budget to the province's universities,
with some conditions attached. The money is intended to ensure
the quality of education does not decline due to the double
cohort. Western stands to receive about $6 million.
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