March 26, 2004  
Volume 97, Issue 93  

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Faculty Recruitment Part I: a prof shortage?

A large part of a university’s reputation depends on the quality of its faculty. Demographic changes will result in an increase in competitiveness between North American universities to recruit and retain superior faculty, but how does Western fit into this picture, and how strong is the university in terms of retaining good professors?

Student parents concerned over new day care’s priorities

Western Day Care is moving across the street and ownership is being transferred to the YMCA-YWCA, leaving some parents concerned.

Insurance profits soar despite ‘weak’ industry

Canada’s insurance companies raked in $2.6 billion in profits in 2003 — a whopping 775 per cent jump over the previous year — but many are slamming the industry for raising premiums after pleading financial difficulty.

Bird prof not retiring

Ryan Zimmerling, the adjunct professor who has been teaching biology 355b, Adaptation and Ecology of Birds, is not retiring, contrary to what was reported yesterday in The Gazette.

McGill and students in food fight

Administration at McGill University is rumoured to be proposing the consolidation of its food services, a possibility that has one student group up in arms.

Council votes in favour of prez salary increase

The University Students’ Council voted in favour of giving the president — and therefore the USC Board of Directors and The Gazette front office members — a raise at Wednesday night’s council meeting.

Canada and Denmark heading to war over lump of ice?

Be warned: a new study by The Gazette’s idiotology department has shown dummyism is on the rise — and we proved that with no government funding.

News Briefs

> New Board chosen: Perry a traitor
> Ivey boys show off
> Dude to go bald: fundraiser
> Snooty schools to meet




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