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Monday, March 25, 1996

Lady Day means it's spring

Almost feels like spring out there today, too. And if anybody's confused -- yes, today is Monday. I was a little confused Friday and let the Daily Bulletin get out for a few minutes saying "Thursday"; thanks to the several people who instantly put me right!

Another error in a date, by the way, though this one wasn't my fault: the reading by Dona Paul Massel from her book of poetry about Notre Dame College, Daughters of God, is happening Wednesday night, not Tuesday night, at Kitchener Public Library.

April 19 exams postponed

Here's a memo issued on Friday by the provost:
In view of the uncertainty as to the possible effect on public transportation and student access to campus generally, of the Friday, April 19, 1996 labour protest planned for the Kitchener-Waterloo area, the University has decided to re-schedule all examination activity for that day to Monday, April 22. The move includes examinations scheduled by the department/instructor as well as those centrally administered. On the Monday, examinations will be held at the same time of day and location as currently scheduled for the 19th. This move takes advantage of the storm/emergency provisions which are routinely published as part of each final examination schedule.

In all other respects Friday, April 19 is a normal business day for the University.

We acknowledge that this decision will adversely affect a number of students who have made travel and other plans following their last scheduled examination. However, before making this decision, the possibility of re-scheduling the Friday examinations into the other days of the regular schedule was thoroughly investigated. This alternative proved to be impracticable because of the large numbers of conflicts that would result. Individual instructors may make alternative arrangements for examinations scheduled for April 19 provided that individual students are not unduly disadvantaged, and that Senate examination regulations are observed. The scheduling staff in the Registrar's Office are available to assist with this process.

Students who are stars

The Federation of Students tonight holds the 13th annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet, at Federation Hall. "Awards will be given," says Fed vice-president Rose Bilicic, "to students who have shown excellence in leadership with an outstanding contribution. . . . There are several awards:one for each faculty, one overall participation award and one overall leadership award."

Elsewhere in the world, other awards will be being presented this evening -- yes, it's Oscar night. And if the stars you prefer are literal ones, and if the clouds part, UW's observatory has an open house scheduled for 8 p.m. (also Tuesday and Wednesday). The big attraction of course is Comet Hyakutake, which was strikingly visible to the naked eye among Saturday night's stars and should be even brighter by now.

Grad president is named

Announcement from the Graduate Student Association, specifically from Philip Enrique Lim, chief returning officer for this year's elections:
The Graduate Student Association is happy to announce the results of its recent election process. Burton Empey, a PhD student in the Philosophy department, has been acclaimed as President, and Steve Astels and Peter Wood as Directors-at-Large. Several Director-at-Large positions are still open. The remaining executive positions will be filled at the first meeting of the new Board of Directors on April 8, 6 p.m., in HH 334, as well as the position of Corporate Secretary. The GSA welcomes inquiries. The GSA's new Board of Directors is scheduled to take over after the GSA Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., in NH 3001.

Some other events today

In the last full week of classes . . .

A chilly climate -- really

The heat (and hot water) will be turned off in the PAS (Psychology) building tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the plant operations department warns. There's a leak in a steam line in the service tunnel under the building, and it has to be fixed. So things could be chilly in PAS tomorrow -- although "they are making every effort to keep us warm," says Anne Harris of the psychology department. "The building will be preheated; there will be zero outside air exchange on that day; they will have a 'Salamander' heater hooked up and air handling devices will be opened up to keep the air moving." Still, you might want to bring a sweater with you.

Chris Redmond -- credmond@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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