September 17, 1999 Volume 7, Number 2


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COVER STORIES

Prof. bids for national microgravity centre

Like a spacecraft gliding inexorably around the earth, the 11-year-old U of S Microgravity Research Group is edging closer each hour to becoming a world-class research and experiment-design centre on campus.

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Student retention gets boost

A major concern struck Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs and Services Dr. Vera Pezer a number of years ago, and it has stayed with her.

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Inter-library deal adds Ont. colleges

University of Saskatchewan faculty and staff will now have access to more than twice as many other university libraries as they did before, with the Sept. 1 announcement of a reciprocal agreement between the 16-member Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries and the 19-member Ontario Council of University Libraries.

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“ They’re baaacckk! ”

A group of the 1,500 new students coming to the U of S for their first Fall Term get a campus tour earlier this month as part of Orientation ’99. Volunteers from faculty, staff, college societies, and 160 student leaders helped the students become familiar with university life. Since classes began Sept. 7 and 8, campus has swarmed with students in their thousands, along with first-week activities in the Bowl, complete with rock bands, games, and an Information Fair.

Photo by David Mandeville, DAVS Photography Unit




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