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Thursday, March 15th, 2007

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Using the word ‘vagina’ in Vagina Monologues gets high schoolers suspended

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

One-day suspensions given to three New York high school girls for using the word “vagina” in a reading from The Vagina Monologues were revoked by the school superintendent Tuesday.

According to The Associated Press, the suspensions were imposed by principal Richard Lepine after the girls performed the monologue “My Short Skirt” at an open-mic event March 2 at John Jay High School in Cross River, a New York City suburb. (read more)

USC councillors must ask VP candidates tough questions

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

After last night’s Annual General Meeting: part one, Western’s University Students’ Council is one meeting away from picking its next Board of Directors.

The race for VP-university affairs is garnering the most attention, as both candidates for this position possess a wealth of USC experience both within and outside the portfolio. (read more)

Medical doctoral program now requires criminal record check

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

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The admission process for the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry now requires medical doctoral program applicants to undergo a criminal record check.

Francis Chan, Schulich’s associate dean of admissions and student affairs, said this protects vulnerable individuals, specifically children, from being exposed to potentially dangerous people. (read more)

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Western engineers need your canned food
Western’s Undergraduate Engineering Society needs student donations to run the national engineering charity CAN-TRAPTION.

Several engineering societies across Canada will participate, including Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of New Brunswick. (read more)

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