Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, Sept 17th, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan


  • Times Higher Education, the UK based magazine announced their latest university rankings and Western dropped a few spots. 
  • Western moved from tied for No. 190 last year into the No. 201-250 range in the global rankings. Although Western’s overall score only moved from 54 to 53.2. 
  • Despite an improvement in the International Outlook metric, Western was penalised in Teaching (41.5 to 40), Research (36.1 to 35.7) and Citations (78 to 76.4). Western also saw a slight dip in the Industry Income metric (59.8 to 59.1).
  • In total, nearly 1,400 universities from 92 countries were included in the 2020 rankings.
  • Amongst Canadian universities, Western still ranked 8th out of 27 institutions.
  • The University of Toronto was the highest-ranking Canadian institution at No. 18. The University of British Columbia (No. 34), McGill University (No. 42) and McMaster University (No. 72) and the University of Montreal (No. 85) were the only other Canadian universities to crack the Top 100.


  • London police have fined eight young adults in relation to two separate house parties on Saturday afternoon.
  • The tenants were each fined about $1,130 after being issued a provincial offence notice for hosting a nuisance party.
  • Earlier in the day, police fined two 20-year-old tenants living in a home on Patricia Street after hosting a backyard party with about 150 people.
  • Police later attended a home on John Street, where up to 350 people were gathered.
  • Officers fined six 19-year-old men, who were tenants of the home.
  • Police are reminding people that an owner, occupant or tenant could be fined up to $25,000 for hosting a nuisance party.
  • The city's new nuisance bylaw was put in place in August in an effort to curb large, unsanctioned student parties.
  • It was implemented after about 20,000 students flooded the notorious Broughdale Avenue for Fake Homecoming last fall. This year's event is slated for Sept. 28.
  • Western officials recently tweaked its student code of conduct to ensure students are being held accountable for their behaviour during off-campus, unsanctioned street parties.


  • The Western Mustangs soccer teams captured 1-0 wins over the Guelph Gryphons this weekend.
  • For the women’s team, the win over the Gryphons brought them to the top spot in the west division. 
  • In the 52ndminute of the game, dynamic first-year striker Sabine Gillie-Hardy netted the ball after a strong pass from teammate Alyssa DeSantis. 
  • For the men’s team, the victory marked a significant comeback from a three-game losing streak against some of their toughest opponents. 
  • It wasn’t until the 77th minute of play that Western found a direct line to the goal. First-year Mustang Josh Rowland played the ball up through the middle and midfielder Anthony Chrysanthou netted it.
  • The Mustangs will next be hosting the Brock Badgers this Saturday Sept 21. Women will kickoff at 1pm and men will kickoff at 3:15pm. 


  • After this weekend’s wet conditions, the remainder of this week seems promising. We have daily highs in the mid 20s and the overnight temperatures in the low teens, all accompanied by bright blue skies.