|January 22, 1999||Volume 6, Number 9|
ErrataOur apologies for the word that read P_______? in the January 8 story on the 1939 royal visit (p. 16).
The question mark stemmed from the editor's not being able to read his own hand-writing on a photo-print of the front page of the June 3, 1939, Star Phoenix, on microfilm.
The word - re-researched, but inadvertently omitted from the pages sent to the printer (and missed on the blueline!) - is Packed, as in "City Packed for Visit of Sovereigns."
(And, yes, we spelled necessary with an x instead of a c on p. 20.)
PCS Centre Under Way
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Cold? What Cold?
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A recent Canadian Press story reports that women are outnumbering men at Canadian universities by the largest margin ever.
Women now constitute 55.7% of the undergraduate students, up from about 50% in 1987, according to findings by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
Women are also enrolled in disciplines that used to be male-dominated, such as engineering, where about one-quarter of the students are women.
At the post-graduate level, women are also making significant gains.
In 1987, women represented 43.6% of masters students and 34.8% of PhD students. Now, the respective percentages are 50.7% and 42.5%.
Herb O'Heron, of AUCC, opines that societal attitudes about women largely account for the changes plus the fact that more females are graduating from high school than males.
The December issue of University Affairs reports that talking cafés - or salons - are all the rage in Vancouver.
A modest experiment begun last year by Yosef Wosk, director of interdisciplinary studies at Simon Fraser University, "has spread like Starbucks franchises on the West Coast," the UA story says.
Drawing on 18th century Paris salons and on 20th century ones in New York, Wosk launched the first Philosophers' Café last spring and now there are four such, with splinter groups looking for smaller, more frequent opportunities to keep talking.
The idea is to invite adults to converse, over a coffee or a drink, about a wide range of topical issues. A $10 fee covers the costs of organizing and taking over a restaurant for an evening.
UA reports SFU vice-president David Mitchell as saying that "there's a desire in the community to get together with other people - not necessarily like-minded people - to discuss ideas in a civilized environment."
The topics range from politics and extraterrestrial life to the cloning of humans.
Mitchell himself moderates discussions at one downtown restaurant; Vancouver Sun columnist Stan Persky, Professor Dale Beyerstein, of Langara College, and television producer Roman Onufrichuk moderate others.
Across North America, meanwhile, talking salons are a growing phenomenon with hundreds of groups belonging to the Neighborhood Salon Association, which was launched by Utne Reader magazine.
By popular request, here are a few more comments from test papers and essays submitted to teachers by high school and college students.
Magic SquareAdd the boxed numbers vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and see why this is called a magic square.
Editor's NoteDo you have a photograph of, know of any article that's been written about, or have any personal recollection of Half Way House - the student hang-out that used to be located at College Drive and Cumberland Avenue in the '20s and '30s? If so, please phone Wayne Eyre, editor of On Campus News at 966-6610 or e-mail Wayne.Eyre@usask.ca
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