Marshall Gavin of the UW police says the bus was coming south (towards University Avenue, that is) on the engineering side of the ring road, and trying to take the sharp rightward curve by Carl Pollock Hall. The road being more than a bit slippery, the bus kept right on going straight, and slid into the driver's side door of the station wagon, which was heading in the opposite direction.
The eight passengers in the bus "all walked away" without injury and without sticking around to comment, Gavin said. The driver of the station wagon was not quite so lucky, ending up with glass in his eye. He was treated at UW's optometry school, though, and within half an hour was drinking a cup of coffee at the police station, in the company of the bus driver. "It's the weather, and nobody's really holding a grudge," Gavin reported.
After that, there begins the two-year process of putting new digital telephones on everybody's desk. "About 10% of campus extensions will be affected in the two weeks beginning January 27," says Bruce Uttley of IST, "another 50% of extensions in May of 1997 and the rest in May of 1998."
There's been some discussion of analog (traditional) faxes and modems, which a number of people on campus now have plugged into their phone extensions, though strictly speaking it's against the rules. Look for that issue to be raised at this morning's open house. IST advises that such devices won't stop working instantly with the conversion to the new switch next week, but they will stop working when individual phone lines are converted from analog to digital. And, to repeat, even now they're against the rules, on the grounds that the switch isn't designed for that heavy a load.
The badminton Warriors and Athenas are off to Ottawa for a round-robin tournament this weekend, and the squash Warriors have a round-robin in London. Swimmers of both sexes will be at Laurier for a weekend meet, and the Nordic skiing teams have a "designated race" on the weekend. The basketball teams, both men and women, both have a pair of games at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. The track and field teams, both Athenas and Warriors, have a meet in Windsor -- the Can-Am Classic. And the volleyball Athenas are off to North Bay for a couple of games against Nipissing.
January 18, 1962: The board of governors agrees to consider a change to UW's name, to end the confusion with Waterloo Lutheran University.
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