Western students, faculty react to situation in Gaza

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Flags fly over the heads of demonstrators holding pictures of war-torn families

A peaceful gathering protesting the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip came to Western’s campus late yesterday afternoon.

Despite cold conditions, the event attracted a large crowd from the Western community, including supporters of both sides of the conflict and curious onlookers. (read more)

Western selects next president

Chakma a professor 'first and foremost'

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Incoming president Amit Chakma and Curren Western President Paul Davenport

The search for Western’s next president has finally ended, with the Board of Governors naming Amit Chakma the successor to Paul Davenport when his contract expires June 30, 2009.

Chakma is set to serve a five-year term beginning July 1, 2009. (read more)

Students to decide fate of UCC in February referendum vote

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Western students will vote on a referendum this February which will either make or break the University Students’ Council’s plan to renovate the University Community Centre.

The USC plans to make aesthetic renovations to the main atrium, underground shops and The Spoke Lounge, as well as constructing a second atrium in the gymnasium that was inherited from Campus Recreation when they moved to their new multi-million dollar facility at the south end of campus. (read more)

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