London plans to avoid ghetto

City council hopes to foster great neighbourhoods, not target students

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Student housing

To quell fears of a potential “student ghetto” and improve town-and-gown relations, the City of London recently released an action plan for improving student-filled neighbourhoods.

Concerns have been raised in neighbourhoods around Western and Fanshawe College due to property neglect, unsightly new buildings and mutual disrespect between homeowners and students. (read more)

Budget shortchanges student borrowers

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

OTTAWA (CUP) " Students are paying for the government’s new student aid packages, said Julian Benedict, the executive director of the Coalition for Student Loan Fairness (CSLF).

“The budget is a huge disappointment to Canada’s one million student-loan borrowers. (read more)

Dart plebsicite question confused students

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

With the chaos of this year’s University Students’ Council presidential election finished, the USC can now direct its attention to the results of the controversial plebiscite question.

Although this year’s election turnout was low with 6,898 voters, a 58 per cent majority decided the USC-owned convenience store Mustang Alley should not sell cigarettes. (read more)

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