Archive - Aug 31, 2011 - News Article
Despite the school year being in full swing, nearly 300 support staff workers from the University of Sherbrooke have been picketing near the main entrance of the Sherbrooke campus.
The students have become directly affected by the strike, as the registrar employees currently picketing are responsible for such essential student needs as student cards, schedules and financial aid including loans and bursaries.
Lennoxville residents have voiced their disapproval to the Record of a residential development project currently underway in the Champigny and Beattie Street area of the borough. The City of Sherbrooke has recently begun cutting down trees in the area to begin work on the new Marjorie Donald Street which will be constructed, running from Willowdale to Champigny.
As of now, 32 lots have been purchased around the new street.
Across the Townships, students enrolled with the Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) returned to class Wednesday and another year filled with studying and homework.
At Sherbrooke Elementary School (SES), staff and students were put back in the groove with a switched up program aimed at boosting the energy and enthusiasm.
Instead of telling the students which teacher they were assigned to, this year the school issued stickers with a shape and colour and had the pupils hunt out their new classes on the sports field.
This stage was erected in the parking lot of the UniversitĂ© de Sherbrookeâ€™s cultural centre in preparation for a special concert Wednesday night by internationally known electronic group Bran Van 3000. The concert is being put on by the Universityâ€™s student union, the FĂ©dĂ©ration Ă©tudiante de lâ€™UdeS, as part of this yearâ€™s entrance week for students. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the entrance week concert.