Administration defends budgetary policies

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

An audience member asking administration a question

In the wake of a heated town hall meeting earlier this month, Western administration held another yesterday to continue discussing the university budget in light of the economic crisis.

Western is expecting losses of approximately $41 million in operating revenues between 2008-09 to 2010-11, Western President and Vice-Chancellor Paul Davenport said at the last meeting on March 3. (read more)

Windsor cuts varsity programs

Six teams lose status, school saves $50,000

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Not even athletes are safe from the economic downturn. Some university athletic departments are cutting programming because of reductions to their budgets.

The University of Windsor recently cut six varsity teams from its athletic programming, saving the department $50,000. (read more)

Education lobbyists complete weeklong conference in Ottawa

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

USC President Stephen Lecce and Minister of Labour Rona Ambrose

While students were busy cramming for exams, individuals from various Canadian student governments met with federal government officials in Ottawa last week to discuss the state of Canada’s post-secondary education. (read more)

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