Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.13

April 8, 2004

Tekes out front of the Hall building

Tekes raise 10k for MD: Big-hearted brothers from the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity camped out on March 24-25 and raised $10,000 for the Action Centre, a drop-in spot in LaSalle for the physically disabled, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They kicked off their Teke in a Box overnighter with a comedy show in the Hall Building. The tarp-covered shelter can be seen in the background. Photo by Gregory Fretz

New chairs boost research

Concordia has just acquired seven new Canada Research Chairs, bring the university’s total to 10. All the recipients are on the cutting edge of their fields of study, and will greatly enhance the university’s research profile.

Mark A. Ellenbogen, CRC in Psychopathology, looks at what makes children vulnerable to social, academic and mental health problems. He looks at the developmental antecedents of behavioural and emotional problems in high-risk adolescents and young adults. He comes to us from the Université de Montréal. More


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Photo of Robinson

Lillian Robinson with a candy dispenser, one of many commercial products licenced using the likeness of Wonder Woman.
Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

A critical look at the Wonder Woman myth

Contemporary feminists seeking models of female empowerment should look in the direction of the comic book aisle. This is just what Simone de Beauvoir Principal Lillian Robinson did for her latest work, Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes, released March 22.

In a tribute to Wonder Woman, Robinson offers a thoughtful cultural critique of the female stars of American mainstream comic books, situating them within More