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Jon Elster gives talk

Columbia University’s Jon Elster, a renowned scholar in rational choice theory, delivered the René Cassin Lecture in the Faculty of Law on Thursday entitled “Justice, Truth, and Peace.” In a discussion attended mainly by Law professors and students, Elster argued that most of the time, justice, truth, and peace don’t go together. Elster is the… Keep Reading

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Quebec fines McGill $2 million for raising MBA tuition

The provincial government fined McGill more than $2 million last week in response to the university’s controversial tuition hike for its MBA program, which raised to tuition to $29,500 per year. The massive increase in tuition—which had previously been $2,068 for Quebec students and $5,668 for students from other provinces—was announced last year as part… Keep Reading

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Arts students showcase research

Robert Smith The first annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event brought together bright minds from different departments on Wednesday to showcase some of the research done by undergraduates in the past year. Using various multimedia, students were asked to creatively present their research in a series of five-minute presentations. Every department in the faculty… Keep Reading

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Gifts of $3 million fund new Chair in Medical Education

McGill’s Faculty of Medicine is set to establish a new Chair in Medical Education following gifts of $1 million each from Herbert Black, Deirdre Stevenson and Dr. Robert Stevenson, and the Molson Foundation, totaling $3 million in donations. The donation came on the heels of a $2.4 million donation in October by Chancellor Arnold Steinberg… Keep Reading

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Harvard’s Roger Brockett discusses intelligent machines

What is an intelligent machine? On Friday, Roger Brockett, a roboticist at Harvard University, gave a lecture at the McGill Centre for Intelligent Machines that attempted to answer this question. In the 1950s, the Turing test was the standard for determining whether or not a machine was intelligent.  In the test, a human interrogator engages… Keep Reading

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