Matt Essert Dovid Katz, a world-renowned scholar of Yiddish and self-described “charismatic lunatic,” delivered a lecture in the Ferrier Building on March 14 called “Yiddish and Power.” In a room filled with mostly Jewish studies professors and elderly civilians, Katz explored how the development of the Yiddish language has been […]
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Matt Essert McGill is a terrible tundra of frigidness and despair. You can’t go to class without having your nose hairs freeze off or your feet succumbing to terrible frost bite … unless of course, you’re spending a semester at the McGill Bellairs Research Institute in beautiful Barbados. The Bellairs […]
Matt Essert Two weeks ago, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Morton Mendelson presented to the University Senate the findings of the Diversity Survey conducted over the past year and a half that was designed to find out more about the composition of McGill’s student body. The survey, to […]
Matt Essert Students’ Society President Zach Newburgh discussed his controversial involvement with Jobbook.com, a social networking website designed to match students with employers, at SSMU Council on Thursday for first the first time in front of the general public. Newburgh preceded his prewritten remarks, which lasted about half an hour, […]
Matt Essert After years of incomplete financial statements from the Arts Undergraduate Society, the McGill administration has informed the group it will not release the student fees collected for them this semester until the required documentation is submitted. Although the university was scheduled to release the cheque by today, as […]
Matt Essert The winter 2011 General Assembly took place last Thursday in a quarter-full Adams Auditorium. Although quorum was reached at several parts of the GA, only two out of four motions debated successfully passed with quorum. Despite efforts made in the previous weeks this semester’s general assembly was sparsely […]
Matt Essert The Honourable Justice Morris J. Fish delivered the annual F.R. Scott Lecture on Thursday in Chancellor Day Hall, discussing alcohol’s effect on development of the Canadian Constitution. Fish received a B.A. from McGill University in 1959 and a B.C.L from the Faculty of Law in 1962. He […]
Matt Essert The Students’ Society Council voted to publicly censure President Zach Newburgh in the predawn hours of Friday morning for his role in pursuing a contract with Jobbook.com, a new social networking website designed to match students at elite universities with potential employers. The deliberations and the vote to censure, which […]
Matt Essert Matt Essert On Thursday evening, a group of experts debated the possibility of an independent South Sudan on a panel discussion in the Lev Bukhman Room of the Shatner Building. South Sudan, after six years of democratic self-governance, is seeking to gain its full independence from the rest […]
I am worried about the future. There are many things that make me think that the future will not be as exciting as Back to the Future 2 and The Jetsons, such as global warming, international strife, the possible collapse of capitalism, and other similarly serious problems.