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Thinking Thursday! Two Down, One to Go

Officially, the last day of term is tomorrow. As of Tuesday, however, I have finished with my second semester of my MLIS at Western University (or is it University of Western Ontario? 426 more words

Thinking Thursday

Chakma as Symptom

Like many of my fellow faculty, I am deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis at Western.  This crisis did not begin with the discovery of President Chakma’s outrageous double-dipping; it did not begin with the confusing and malignant misrepresentation of this double-dipping by Board of Governors Chair Shah as perhaps par for the course for sabbaticants; it began the moment that the idea of the university was turned into a product, into an object whose only value can be measured in quantitative, not qualitative terms.  1,072 more words

Congratulations to 3M National Student Fellowship Award Recipient, Nicola Paviglianiti!

The Italian Program at Western University would like to congratulate Nicola Paviglianiti, Italian Language and Culture and Health Studies, on being named one of ten 3M National Student Fellowship Award recipients. 119 more words


Due Diligence, and the Essential Humanity of Reporting

Although much of it may appear archaic and unnecessarily complicated to the uninitiated at first glance, it has been my experience that the vast majority of legal theory is simply common sense, writ large. 1,147 more words


ARLIS/NA UWO Student Group Cataloguing Partnership

Art Libraries Society of North America University of Western Ontario Student Group is a small group of to be librarians in the Masters of Library and Information Science program with an interest in art librarianship. 253 more words


Inside the black box

For someone who has spent four years elbow-deep in acrylic paint and other artistic media, the last thing you’d expect her to say is that she doesn’t want to be an artist. 26 more words

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The Modern Republican's Catch-22

As a 20-something Canadian, I’m something of a rarity.

I don’t think I’d be going too far out on a limb in saying that an overwhelming majority of my peers are liberal in their political sympathies. 1,148 more words