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Weldon coded notes mystery solved

Weldon coded notes mystery solved
April 7, 2014 No Comments »

The Weldon Library mystery code has finally been cracked. One month after Dr. Mike Moffatt stumbled on the first note in a book at the library, a Toronto Star journalist has discovered that the codes were part of an art ... Read More »

USC rejects expanded speaking rights

USC rejects expanded speaking rights
April 3, 2014 1 Comment »

A motion to allow all students — not just speaking members — to speak at University Students’ Council meetings was voted down at the first meeting of the 2014–15 council on March 26. The motion, sponsored by Kevin Jacobs and ... Read More »

Research funding methods under fire

Research funding methods under fire
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Western is in the process of choosing research clusters to focus on as part of its strategic plan for excellence on a global stage, but some have criticisms for the research cluster adjudication process. Amanda Grzyb, a Western senator, has ... Read More »

Whelan responds to FIMS

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

University Student’s Council president Pat Whelan has publicly responded to the Faculty of Information and Media Studies General Assembly’s criticism of Western’s strategic plan, ensuring that his priorities for all students’ university experiences is at the foreground of the plan. ... Read More »

Western scores big on Sunshine list

Western scores big on Sunshine list
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

The sun may not be shining for Western’s staff and faculty listed on Ontario’s annual public sector salary disclosure report. The report, commonly referred to as the Sunshine List, catalogs all public sector employees who earn a salary above $100,000, ... Read More »

Confusion reigns over Helfand USC eligibility

Confusion reigns over Helfand USC eligibility
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

The account of how exactly Matt Helfand came to run for University Students’ Council president, even with official sources of knowledge of the situation, is conflicting and not entirely clear, even now. After this year’s elections, the USC voted to ... Read More »

Whelan delivers state of USC

Whelan delivers state of USC
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

The University Students’ Council is in a “strong” position according to USC president Pat Whelan, who delivered the annual state of the USC speech last Thursday in the Mustang Lounge. With Western president Amit Chakma in attendance, the speech was ... Read More »

Mandich named AVP student experience

Mandich named AVP student experience
April 2, 2014 1 Comment »

After years of discussion and lobbying, the university has named the first associate vice-president student experience. Angie Mandich was appointed to the position on Monday, and begun working in that capacity yesterday. Mandich is a faculty member at Western in ... Read More »

Teaching report refuted

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario is being discredited by multiple organizations for its suggestions regarding the utilization of research non-active faculty — professors who don’t do research. The report stated that Ontario universities would ... Read More »

Where oh where were the USC councillors?

Where oh where were the USC councillors?
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

The incoming University Students’ Council for 2014–15 held their first meeting last Wednesday with barely enough members to meet quorum. Of the 73 councillors elected, attendance at the start of the session showed 45 members present with eight members arriving ... Read More »

USC votes in favour of oil divestment

USC votes in favour of oil divestment
March 28, 2014 No Comments »

The University Students’ Council passed a motion last night to investigate the feasibility of oil divestment. Vice-president finance Spencer Brown is tasked with looking into the issue, and there will be a vote on divesting the USC’s endowment in oil ... Read More »

Reefer in rez

Reefer in rez
March 27, 2014 No Comments »

Jared* recalls a time when he was worried about being caught with drugs in his residence. “Initially, we would lock our door, turn on the fan, open all the windows — those are the lengths we went to when we ... Read More »