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USC approves funding for municipal elections awareness

USC approves funding for municipal elections awareness
July 20, 2014 No Comments »

Funding is so students will have the option to have their local address printed onto their bus pass, which will serve as part of their identification to vote The University Students’ Council approved $10,000 in funding at Sunday’s meeting for a municipal ... Read More »

Fontana resigns as mayor of London following conviction

Fontana resigns as mayor of London following conviction
June 20, 2014 No Comments »

Update June 20, 2014: Mayor Joe Fontana resigned Thursday, a week after being convicted on all three charges he faced. His sentencing is set for July 15. Councillor Joe Swan will serve as interim mayor until Monday, when council appoints ... Read More »

Q & A with Rick Mercer

Q & A with Rick Mercer
June 13, 2014 No Comments »

Iain Boekhoff GAZETTE On Friday, June 13, Western University held its 303rd convocation. The Gazette interviewed Rick Mercer before he was awarded an honourary doctorate in law during the morning ceremony. The Gazette: This is your 8th honourary doctorate, do you ever get sick of ... Read More »

London Plan unveiled to packed city hall

London Plan unveiled to packed city hall
June 6, 2014 No Comments »

The direction and planning for London’s future is underway with the unveiling of the “London Plan.” The plan sets goals and objectives for the city for the next 20 years and if adopted, it will be the city’s new official ... Read More »

Jen Carter is new OUSA president

June 6, 2014 No Comments »

After fielding so many questions about the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance during the University Students’ Council elections, you would think vice-president external Jen Carter would want to steer clear of the coalition. Well, think again. On May 15, Carter was ... Read More »

London North-Centre candidates talk student issues

London North-Centre candidates talk student issues
June 6, 2014 Comments Off

The Gazette asked the 2014 Ontario provincial candidates from London North-Centre, which encompasses Western and much of the student housing in London, their thoughts on students and student issues.   Nancy Branscombe, Progressive Conservative Party Nancy Branscombe is a councillor ... Read More »

Timetable flip-flop fiasco frustrates FIMS fourth-years

Timetable flip-flop fiasco frustrates FIMS fourth-years
May 16, 2014 No Comments »

Next year, the Faculty of Information and Media Studies will break the traditional fourth, then third, then second-year hierarchy of course registration by giving second-year students first crack at registering for 2000-level courses. In 2015, 2000-level courses will be restricted ... Read More »

USC innovation fund not touched by executives

USC innovation fund not touched by executives
May 16, 2014 No Comments »

With the end of the University Students’ Council fiscal year fast approaching, the Executive Innovation Fund has yet to see a dime of its wealth spent by USC executives and the money will instead be used to cover projected deficits. ... Read More »

Wintersleep concert fizzles

Wintersleep concert fizzles
May 16, 2014 No Comments »

Two concerts were held on the last Thursday of second semester by two different student councils and the results could not be more different. The Canadian indie rock band Wintersleep was hosted by University Students’ Council in the Mustang Lounge, ... Read More »

Graduates get internship boost from feds

May 16, 2014 No Comments »

Federal government introducing 3,000 paid internships in fields with high demand Stephen Harper unveiled a $40-million program geared towards the creation of paid internships for graduating students while on his visit to London on May 2. The program would generate ... Read More »

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 »