Matt Walters

Circular thinking: math students to celebrate value of pi

What better way to celebrate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter than to ή β π? That’s eta beta pi to you non-Greeks.

Students in the math and computer science societies invite the campus community to join them for a Pi Day party in honour of the mathematical constant, Wednesday, March 14. The event starts at 1:59 p.m. (get it? 3.14, 1:59 …) in room 3150, Erie Hall – appropriately enough, the Java lab.

There will be pie on offer, promise organizers.

Speed dating event to benefit multicultural council

The closure of the student pub has resulted in the relocation of the Speed Dating for Charity event, Tuesday, March 13.

The event, a benefit for the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, will begin with registration at 7 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium. Thanks to sponsorship by the Alumni Association, the Organization of Part-time University Students, and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, admission is free for UWindsor students.

Panel discussion to celebrate Canadian feminist publishing

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Ms. Magazine, a panel discussion will take a look back – and forward – at the world of Canadian feminist publishing. Attendees are invited to share their favourite magazine memories Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

“Celebrating Women’s Voices: Canadian Feminist Publishing” will feature:

Ontario universities welcome extension of provincial tuition framework

The Council of Ontario Universities welcomed an announcement Thursday that the provincial government is extending for one year a cap of five per cent on overall tuition fee increases at its colleges and universities.

COU chair Alastair Summerlee said the move will enable universities to protect the gains that have been made through the government’s major investments in higher education.

Author to explore issues of wealth inequality

Too much money at the top is bad for everyone, says Linda McQuaig.

“Our society tends to regard large fortunes as evidence of great talent or accomplishment,” she says. “Yet the vast new wealth isn't due to an increase in talent or effort at the top, but rather to changing social attitudes legitimizing greed and government policy changes that favour the new elite.”

Lancers hailed as nation’s top track athletes

Canadian Interuniversity Sport recognized a pair of Lancers as the country’s outstanding performers on the track this year, Thursday morning prior to the start of the national championship tournament.

Nicole Sassine, a fifth-year kinesiology student, was named female track athlete of the year. She received a similar honour at the Ontario University Athletics championship after she won gold in the 300m and the 4x200 relay and added silver medals in the 60m hurdles and the 4x400.

Pub closed until further notice

The University of Windsor Campus Community Police are working closely with Windsor Police Services with their investigation of an altercation originating at the University Pub that resulted in the injury of three young men early Friday morning. The University Pub is now closed until further notice.

Media mogul to discuss essentials for building a winning organization

Paul Godfrey, president of Postmedia Network, Canada’s largest publisher of paid English-language daily newspapers, will discuss the essentials necessary for building a winning organization as the next instalment of the Odette School of Business Breakfast with Champions speaker series, Wednesday, March 14.