Judging Music

Popularity does not always mean talent

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Listening to music through headphones

The recent success of popular band Nickelback at the Junos has left many questioning what “good” music really is, and who has the right to judge it.

“One person’s Mozart is another person’s Dittersdorf and there is no accounting for why one would prefer one over the other,” says Western music history professor James Grier. (read more)

Western looks to government funding to continue building

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Entering a construction zone

Universities and colleges across Ontario, including Western, have embarked on a building-spree with an estimated $1.6 billion price tag to accommodate rising demand for post-secondary education under current market conditions. (read more)

Davenport breaks into $400,000 per year club

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The salaries of all public servants in Ontario making over $100,000 " including top university administrators in the province " was released on Tuesday, with Western President Paul Davenport making it into the $400,000 club. (read more)

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