With so many digital methods of getting news and staying on top of current events, do you still read the newspaper or magazines? If so, what attracts you to them?
At Western is a weblog designed to collect your responses to campus news and issues. We will be posting items here from a variety of campus sources and asking for your feedback. Let us know what you think!
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In light of Western News' recent story about a potential phone scam involving Western's Campus Recreation, we want to know - have you ever been the subject of a scam? How do you guard yourself against scams like these?
In case you missed it, here is the original Western News story.
Western has a piece of Second Life virtual property where Sim-like campus worlds are being built. But does Second Life really bring something new to the teaching table?
Everyone has been through a rough patch, as a student, after losing a job or facing unexpected medical or other expenses. How have you been helped? What was the first act of philanthropy you remember? Should 'community service' be an obligation of every citizen?
Around the world, stock markets are falling and major businesses are showing signs of failing. At Western, some construction has been curtailed, endowment and pension levels are sliding and all departments face much tighter budgets next year
How is the economic crunch affecting you? What are you doing about it?
In light of David Suzuki's upcoming address at Western on November 17, we want to know - what lasting environmental impact do you think his work will have on Canada and the world?
China will spend more than $40 billion to present this summer's Olympics? Some of the investment is helping China to modernize and create an international profile. But has the Olympics been priced out of the reach of most potential host nations.
When it comes to conservation, the most important of the three Rs is 'reduce'. The Registrar's office is looking to reduce the volume of paper that gets consumed. Are other areas ripe for change?
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