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Headlines for Sept. 27, 2021


CBC News
I was raped at university. Here’s why I never reported it

The assault was my fault, according to the system that should have protected me.

Toronto Star
‘I felt like a lost soul again’: A visit to decimated Laurentian U finds faculty, students paying a steep price as the school drowns in debt

When Randy Dirszowsky first learned of financial troubles at Laurentian University, he wasn’t worried that the environmental science program he had helped launch almost a decade ago would be cut.

London Free Press
Deep-seated predatory culture not unique to Western University

It’s time to recognize frosh week is a dangerous anachronism, like hazing at fraternities. How many campus rapes need to be reported before universities clean up their act?

Global News
COVID-19: Western Homecoming sees smaller-than-normal turnout amid pandemic

A large police presence and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic kept Western’s Homecoming celebrations relatively tame this year, but still attracted people to Broughdale Avenue on Saturday.

CTV News
How the early work of a Canadian scientist and his team made the COVID-19 vaccines possible

The story of how the groundbreaking mRNA vaccines were developed to help the world fight COVID-19 is a fascinating one — but it’s been missing a key part, according to a scientist who says a fundamental aspect of these vaccines was originally developed by a small team in Canada.

Global News
Students’ union pulls support for Greek Life at U of L following sexual violence investigation

The University of Lethbridge is home to three separate Greek Life organizations, two sororities and one fraternity: Kappa Beta Gamma, Alpha Iota; Delta Eta Iota, Alpha; and Kappa Sigma, Omicron Xi.

CTV News
University taking disciplinary action in aftermath of rowdy party in Halifax Saturday night

Dalhousie University says it’s taking disciplinary action against students who took part in a rowdy party Saturday night that drew thousands to the city’s south end.

CBC News
Consent courses, training about campus sexual violence exist, but students and experts say more is needed

‘It is important to keep these conversations going,’ says student leader.

Montreal Gazette
Return to campus life a boon for Montreal

Montreal’s universities are marked by incredible talent and a capacity to tackle the greatest social challenges of our world. Our institutions are also key drivers in advancing the social and economic vitality of our city.

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