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Jordan Cutler

Jazz combo to go from Dizzy to Beatles

The University Jazz Combo will play charts by everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Thelonious Monk to the Beatles in a free public recital on Friday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Music Building’s room 126.

Under the direction of Shahida Nurullah and Vaughn Klugh, the 15-member combo will perform a program that includes Gillespie’s bebop standard A Night in Tunisia, Monk’s In Walked Bud and the Beatles’ raucous A Hard Days’ Night.

Crowd cheers University’s takeover of downtown site

Hundreds of students, alumni, staff, faculty and well-wishers cheered as UWindsor president Alan Wildeman accepted the keys to the former Windsor Star buildings from publisher Marty Beneteau on Friday, symbolizing the transfer of the property to the University.

First-year business student Qiaotian Yan said it was fun to participate in the event, which jammed the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets for a photograph and video to document the historic occasion.

Student rolls up sleeves to recruit blood donors

Canada must recruit 85,000 new blood donors each year just to meet rising demand, says Dan Brown.

The UWindsor student did his part this summer. His work pulling in 50 donors earned him a $1500 Partners for Life bursary from Canadian Blood Services.

“All around us, people need blood,” Brown says. “We don’t realize the chance that some time in our lives, we’ll need it too.”