The Arts and Humanities' Faculty budget is slated to see contract faculty cut and class sizes increased on Friday as part of Western's overall budget, according to an online petition lobbying against the changes.
As the school year comes to an end, it’s time to contemplate some of the new projects that Western pursued — notably moving course evaluations online.
In May 2017, Erika Chamberlain will be walking into Western’s law building as the new incoming dean of Western Law.
Western's Senate will be debating a motion next Friday on whether or not the University will…
Western's senators hit the ground running in 2017 as they debated opening up their subcommittee meetings at their first meeting of the year last Friday.
The quest for increased transparency continues at Western's Senate as a motion to open specific Senate committee meetings to the public was defeated by a close vote of 33-24.
Concerns of accessibility and cheating in sophing applications have led the Orientation Planning Committee (OPC) to revamp the process with an updated list of questions and group interviews.
A group of students were left disappointed at Friday's Senate meeting when their questions regarding the University's response to the "Western Lives Matter" and "yes means no, no means yes" incidents went unanswered.
The appointment of the undergraduate student-at-large position on the committee which approves Western's annual ancillary fee, currently $1,423.10, is under review after it was brought up at a USC council meeting in September.
Western's Senate and its various committees are exploring transparency measures by making committee meetings open to the public.
The Senate Committee on Academic Policy and Awards approved several new scholarships and awards at its most recent senate meeting. These will be made effective starting the 2016-17 academic year.
2016 has seen a high turnover in Western's higher administration with a number of senior figures either retiring or leaving the University to pursue other opportunities.
At the Senate meeting on Friday, Provost Janice Deakin said it was unfortunate that the picture of the ‘Western Lives Matter’ banner on Reunion Weekend was considered to be the motivation for the University’s investigation.