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Professors, students defend value of studying the humanities

Growing concerns about the state of the humanities both at McGill and in academia were the topics of a roundtable discussion called “McGill for Humanities” on April 1. Hosted by the Department of English Student Association (DESA), the event was one in a series of four organized by English professor Maggie Kilgour in response to… Keep Reading

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Working group aims to redefine shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on campus

Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April. The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university. Its creation follows widespread criticism of… Keep Reading

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Fortier talks McGill priorities with student media

Since she began her job last September, Principal Suzanne Fortier has spent almost seven months getting to know the people, places, and challenges of McGill as a university. Last Friday, the Principal met with student journalists from The Tribune, The McGill Daily, and le Délit to speak on the university’s accomplishments and her goals for… Keep Reading

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Anonymous grading sparks debate at Senate

The possibility of anonymous exam grading gave rise to debate at Senate last Wednesday. Discussion stemmed from a report by the Academic Policy Committee, which concluded that there should be no university-wide policy on anonymous evaluations. Anonymous grading policies have been implemented at other universities worldwide and in McGill’s Faculty of Law. The primary intention… Keep Reading

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Osler library to close for six months due to renovations

The Osler Library’s rare and circulating collections will be unavailable for six months beginning in April, due to a major renovation project for the McIntyre Medical Building. According to Marilena Cafaro, building director of the Faculty of Medicine, the renovation program consists of two projects—the updating of the  heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems on … Keep Reading

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Qualitative vs. quantitative: A look at McGill’s admissions policy

While academic grades were once seen as the only standard for analyzing a student’s ability for admissions, this stance is changing for many in today’s society. McGill is sometimes criticized for being too “grade-centric” with their admissions process, as many programs at McGill only consider transcripts for admission. Other universities in Canada, such as Queen’s… Keep Reading

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