Opinions

Anderson: Three cheers to Van Fleet


James Anderson
June 18, 2014

Just wanted to say how pleased I was to see the university award the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service to Jan Van Fleet, former secretary to the Senate and Board (Van Fleet awarded President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, June 5).

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Winders: Welcome to the convocation address nobody asked me to give


Jason Winders
June 06, 2014

I am sure you have heard it. I know I have – and far too often.

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Wilkins: Libraries looking beyond the book


Catherine Wilkins
May 22, 2014

Western Libraries is hosting Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2014, Canada’s major information literacy conference. The theme, ‘e-magine’ the Possibilities, recognizes information literacy is continually evolving.

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Godbout: Grad students demanding university address post-residency fees


Kevin Godbout
April 24, 2014

Recently, the Society of Graduate Students at Western (SOGS) asked its membership the following question: Are you in favour of a fifty (50) per cent reduction in tuition fees for all graduate students once they reach the post-residency phase of their degree, that is to say, the completion of course work and the formal commencement of their thesis or dissertation project?

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Traister: StatsCan muddies issue of 'overqualified' university grads


Bryce Traister
April 17, 2014

A recent Statistics Canada study reports that 30 per cent of 2011 university graduates with humanities degrees are ‘over-qualified,’ ie., they use their English degrees to make coffee confections.

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