Ronnie Haidar

Students speak out in support of skunk sanctuary

Students proposing the UWindsor campus as a sanctuary for the city’s skunks argue it could be a win-win-win solution, but University officials think the idea is a stinker.

Ronnie Haidar, president of the student group Save Our Skunks, says a catch-and-release on campus program would save local taxpayers euthanasia fees, provide educational experiences for students, and benefit the skunks—targeted for trapping by city council in its latest budget.

University’s app launch well-received

The myUWindsor app will definitely make student life easier, says Ronnie Haidar, but it may make faculty life more difficult.

“I feel sorry for professors because students are going to be playing with this in class,” the fourth-year business student said. “It’s so cool; there’s so much to explore.”

Haidar introduced the mobile app, which provides a wide array of campus information to students with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smart devices, at a launch event Thursday to open Campus Technology Day 2012.

Free breakfast to greet campus bicyclists next week

Looking for a wheelie good deal? Students, staff and faculty who ride their bicycles to campus will be treated to a free breakfast Monday to Friday, September 12 to 16.

Organized by Arthur Barbut and Nicole Noël, Bike to UWindsor Week is a project of the Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Finance, and the Centre for Studies in Social Justice. The breakfasts are also sponsored by the Faculty of Law and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

The breakfast buffet will run 8 to 10 a.m. each day: