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Group to read writings on melancholy

Melancholy is common among students, making it the perfect subject for a reading group, says Alan Davies.

The English department’s writer-in-residence for the fall 2011 semester, he is hosting the free public reading group The Course on Melancholy starting this evening — Monday, September 19.

“The course will focus on texts that express or discuss melancholy,” Davies says. “It gives students the opportunity to explore the relationship between literature and their own feelings.”

University of Windsor contract talks with WUFA: Frequently Asked Questions

Current negotiations with the Windsor University Faculty Association will have a long-lasting impact on the University and its ability to attract and retain the best people, provide the best student experience, and live within its means.

As part of an ongoing communication effort, the following frequently asked questions have been compiled for your reference. This list will be updated as needed.

1. Where are we in the contract negotiation process?

Students receiving a Windsor welcome

Classes haven’t even started yet, and already Itunu Adekoya is learning a lot.

A first-year student of biochemistry and biotechnology, she was one of almost 300 participants in International Student Orientation. She said Sunday’s opening session was very informative.

“I learned that culture shock happens to everybody, that it’s good to stay safe on campus. I learned about visas and the study permit. I learned about Lancer sports,” said Adekoya, a native of Lagos, Nigeria.

She said she chose to study in Canada for its diversity.

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Move-in day like Christmas for residence elves

Getting ready for Residence Move-in Day is a bit like the elves preparing for Christmas, says Diane Rawlings: “We’ve been gearing up since last spring.”

Her department will help about 1,000 students move into six residence halls on Sunday, September 4, but before that can happen, a lot of work must get done in the background.

Besides routine maintenance work familiar to anyone who has ever moved, three major renovation projects have consumed the summer: