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rare interview with rock star Supreme Court Justice

Ian Binnie • page O5

universityofwindsor’s studentnewspaper • feb.O8.2O12 • vol#84 • issue#21 • uwindsorlance.ca

gord bacon ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR ______________________________

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he University of Windsor is joining forces with Transit Windsor to bring Windsor’s transit system into the 21st century by putting a mandatory bus pass to referendum for the first time since 2005.

Get on the bus proposed u-pass could save students cash and improve transit

The University of Windsor’s Students’ Alliance and Transit Windsor have struck a deal that UWSA president André Capaldi thinks will be mutually beneficial to both students and Windsor’s transit system. In exchange for a financial commitment from the student body, which Transit Windsor hopes will increase ridership and translate into more municipal and provincial funding, Transit Windsor guarantees to reinvest capital generated from student fees into creating improvements that reflect student needs. The five-year rate plan, scheduled to begin in September 2012, will cost undergraduate students $45 per semester, and will peak at $57.50 per semester in year five. Staff, faculty, part-time students and graduate students will also be allowed to opt-in at the same rate as undergrads. A mandatory bus pass for all undergraduate students was defeated by a margin of 56 per cent and 74 per cent in university referendums in 2005 and 1992, respectively. It should be noted that approximately 26 per cent of undergrads actually voted on the issue in both cases. According to a UWSA report from 2004, reliability, convenience, the lack of an opt-out option and a failure to adapt to student needs were the main obstacles that caused Windsor to be one the few universities in Canada to not include a bus pass as part of their tuition structure.

news

Students march against high tuition fees p.O4

sports

Lancers Football recruit six Ontario players p.1O

arts Late Bloomer

Ron Sexsmith comes to the Loop p.O7

see u-pass on page O8-O9 u

opinion

The CBC is under Ideological attack p.O2

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