Master debater: prof evaluates USC debate

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Tom Stevenson (left), Josh Safer (middle) and Chris Reynolds (right)

Yesterday, University Students’ Council presidential candidates Chris Reynolds, Josh Safer and Tom Stevenson squared off once again.

The Gazette invited Western speech professor Ninian Mellamphy to comment on the candidates’ speaking skills as they debated in the University Community Centre. (read more)

York breaks new ground

Appoints first Muslim president

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

History was made at York University and Harvard University with the appointment of their university presidents Feb. 6 and 11, respectively.

York University appointed Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri as the institution’s seventh president, making him the first Muslim to be named a permanent head of a Canadian university. (read more)

USC decides to increase refugee program funding

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The University Students’ Council voted last Wednesday to support the Student Refugee Program.

Two weeks ago, Council defeated a motion proposing a referendum on whether or not to introduce a 22-cent student levy to help fund the program. (read more)

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