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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The State of the World. Well, Campus Mostly

Not like you forgot, but...
UWindsor is looking for a new President. Yes, Uncle Ross will be leaving us come July [I'm sad too, Windsor] and the search is on for his replacement. This is not new, You've read this story many times.

I only mention it because of Willie Ma's quote in the latest piece, regarding tuition:

"It's an issue across the province," Ma said. "We have to lobby our administration, but it's really an issue that's been ongoing for a long time. There are other issues that we are working with the university to make the school a livable place."

That almost sounds...pragmatic?! Good for you, Will, I didn't think anyone in that office had it in them.

Also in campus news
The Health Fair is tomorrow. Scoop up all the free condoms you can.

It begins
The Globe and Mail's University Report Card is online for this year, and UWindsor has scored a respectable B+ overall, which is actually the same I think it's always received. I'll leave it to Natasha to crunch the numbers in an upcoming issue of the Lance [cause it ain't my job anymore] but I'll let you know that Windsor scored highest on things like Faculty knowledge and availability, and pisspoor on things like, well, anything to do with food.

To be fair, the Report Card has always been MacLean's dumber stepbrother, with its laughable sample size [43,000 in total, and how many of those were from Windsor?] and its insistence on ranking when the differences between schools are minute. Windsor's numbers can be found under 'Medium sized'.

Honestly, Windsor, I've been watching these surveys and rankings come down the pipe long enough to know that the only thing that really matters is what you think of your education. Just you, that's it. And if Windsor's got a less than stellar rep, you're the only one who can undo that when you get into the work world and show the opinion makers you actually learned something here.

Briefly
Latest reason to avoid Florida: avocado trees that electrocute.

Dreamed of owning Hitler's globe? Now you can!

Making the McGriddle look like a fruit salad.

The internet was here in 2001. And there were websites then, too. Popular ones. So whatever happened to the top sites of six years ago? It doesn't look good for Geocities.

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