Alternative to What?

 Dr. Atle Mikkola Kjøsen FIMSSC’s OpenWide prides itself on being an alternative student publication, providing a platform for academic discussion that any Western student, faculty, or staff can contribute to. It operates on a volunteer basis and is funded the FIMS Undergraduate Student Fund, where it must reapply for funding every three years. Articles are…

Interview with FIMS Asper Fellow Datejie Green

An abridged version of this interview by Marwa Hassan appeared in OPENWIDE Volume 16, Issue 3.  Every FIMS student who’s gone to office hours knows that bright and narrow corridor on the second floor of NCB. It holds rooms that our professors escape to after three-hour lectures. It’s where Babe marks quantitative analysis papers. It’s…

USC Elections 2014-VP Debate

Last Wednesday was the first debate of the 2014 USC Election season. VP Internal and External candidates from both platforms debated before Team Belman and Team Helfand faced off. Topics discussed included free tuition, Western’s Strategic Plan and student activism. Given last week’s silent protest against the Strategic Plan, and the demonstration held during O-Week,…

FIMSSC Open Letter

Recently, members of the FIMS Student Council drafted an open letter to the Western University administration in response to the release of Western’s Strategic Plan. Check out what these students had to say about Western’s “new-and-improved” direction, and join the conversation in the comments section below!