March 30, 2004  
Volume 97, Issue 94  

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NEWS

Faculty Recruitment Part II: what about Western?

With a large percentage of professors in North America nearing retirement age, and enrollment increasing in Ontario, competition among universities to hire the best is heating up. According to some critics, Western has not done a good job at recruiting high-quality faculty, but others say the university’s performance has markedly improved.


Journalism students hit big time

Western’s journalism students will get a taste of the “real world” this April, as their first foray into the small screen airs on The New PL.


Local MP fights for new holiday

Not sure you can survive another gruelling winter without a long weekend? You may not have to.


McGill continues to examine turnitin.com

McGill University’s senate voted unanimously last Wednesday to send its proposed policy on plagiarism-detection software and turnitin.com — a website that detects plagiarism in students’ papers — back to the Committee on Student Affairs for alternatives. But the process has faced resistance from upset students.


Experts discuss globalization in open forum

A forum held yesterday afternoon in the University Community Centre atrium exposed the pervasiveness of the issue of globalization, as several experts discussed various aspects of the controversial subject.


Concordia bonds fund buildings

Issuing bonds is not confined to the realm of the federal and provincial governments, as Concordia University has begun selling its own bonds to complete an ambitious academic building program.


March madness: Gazette 49, USC 35

Journalists from The Gazette collided with University Students’ Council politicians for the annual Gazette versus USC football game Sunday afternoon, in an epic (and clearly not defensive) battle which saw Gazette staff trample the politicos 49-35.


Warm weather brings rowdiness, drunks

Campus Community Police Service director Elgin Austen said it all in describing this past week’s on-campus debauchery: “lots of mischief kinds of things.”


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