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Western revisits code of conduct for off-campus events

April 23, 2019

Western University students might start facing academic penalties for misconduct at unsanctioned events, like illegal street parties. A report going before the school’s Board of Governors on Thursday suggests expanding the student code of conduct to include events that aren’t sanctioned by Western University but are indirectly associated with the institution because of their nature or the number of students attending. The current code, which governs the behaviour of registered students, applies to conduct on university premises and at university-sponsored events.

Global News

Regional Town and Gown conference takes on transportation

March 28, 2019

Whether by bike, car, bus or foot, on rural roads or city streets, the logistics and challenges of transportation – of getting people and things where they need to go – were the focus of the fourth annual Cornell University Regional Town-Gown Conference, March 26.

Cornell Chronicle

Town and Gown Troubles

March 25, 2019

There is a long history of Town and Gown troubles. Riots between university students and townspeople took place in the Middle Ages and they continue to this day. One difference, though, is that the combatants, for the most part, are students and police officers. 


Police lay 514 charges at St Patrick’s Day bash in Waterloo

March 21, 2019

The Record reports that a task force created by the city almost a year ago that includes the area's universities, police, student leaders, and school boards is looking at four problems areas: public safety, crowd behaviour, costs, and risk to local institutions and the community. The committee’s first report is expected in nine months.

Waterloo Region Record