USC Board of Directors need not be students

Bylaw change to student status requirement for VPs slips past council

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

USC Board of Directors

Vice-presidents on the University Students’ Council do not actually have to be students â€" and until a few weeks ago, they did not even know it.

In Tom Stevenson’s presidential platform last year, he promised to take a course during his term since his VPs were required to do so. (read more)

Gardsil's effectiveness, safety, marketing debated

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

In an effort to respond to questions and concerns surrounding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, Western hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The vaccine protects women from four strains of the HPV virus, eliminating 70 per cent of infections known to cause cervical cancer, and 90 per cent of infections known to cause genital warts. (read more)

Desperately seeking IT goobers

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

For the first time in years, universities need more nerds. The annual number of IT graduates is declining while the demand for computer science professionals is going up.

Over the past three years, the demand for IT professionals has doubled. (read more)

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