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March 28, 2015

A force of change in postsecondary sector

In the late 1980s, during a meeting of top Ontario postsecondary administrators, the group had to make a decision about an agenda item. In a show-of-hands ballot, George Connell, then-president of the University of Toronto and the chair of the Council of Ontario Universities, cast the only dissenting vote.


March 28, 2015

Wordsmith was considered a master of metaphor

Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at the age of 83, according to Swedish publisher Bonniers.The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith - considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-Second World War era - died March 26 after a short illness, Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren said.


 

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