Many in the academic world often question the scientific validity and the methodology used in determining your annual university rankings (“Universities 2001,” Cover, Nov. 19). However, I think the special issue is a very valuable source of information for numerous young students in making, perhaps, the most critical decision regarding their university education.
A former employee of the Ontario Realty Corp., the Crown agency that manages and sells real estate in that province, admitted accepting $90,000 in kickbacks from a contractor. Kent Banting, a marketing co-ordinator, said in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that he took the bribes for aiding the contractor’s bids for cleanup work on government property in 1998 and 1999.By Stephen Leahy6 min
The Americans do get on with things. The bomb site at the World Trade Center looks like an ordinary construction sight now, except for the smell and the silence. People who work in the area say they can’t eat the food in local restaurants because it smells of. . . something.By Barbara Amiel4 min
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