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New conservative student news source launched Monday

The year in campus media took perhaps its most interesting turn last Monday with the launch of the Prince Arthur Herald, a new online conservative student newspaper based at McGill. The website’s political positions, which tend to be libertarian, are articulated in a 25-point Statement of Principles.  “Our paper supports freedom of the individual, individual… Keep Reading

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City councillor donates own body

Former City Councillor Michael Fainstat donated his body to McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in a program that gives students hands-on experience with real bodies. Fainstat, who died at 87 on December 29, was known for his many contributions to the community and decided to make his body the last one. The Faculty of… Keep Reading

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A Shorter Frosh

Adam Scotti Due to calendar changes made by the university administration, Frosh is likely to change dramatically next year, with a variety of social and orientation events packed into a shorter time frame. The details of the proposed changes are still being discussed, but a key factor driving them is a later date for first-year… Keep Reading

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Midnight Kitchen takes over Shatner’s Room 302

In an attempt to replace the Architecture Café, Room 302 of the Shatner Building is set to become the newest university lounge. The space, which is currently used during mealtime by Midnight Kitchen, will add to the number of student-friendly spots on campus and serve as a space for student dining. The initiative began over… Keep Reading

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University considers cutting semesters from 13 weeks to 12

The McGill administration is currently considering a number of changes to the university’s academic calendar, including a proposal to shorten the lengths of the fall and winter semesters by reducing the number of hours students are in contact with their professors. Standard McGill classes currently give students three hours of contact with instructors per week… Keep Reading

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Libraries to have extended hours

McLennan Library will begin offering 24-hour access as early as October 4 this year, after the Students’ Society’s decision to allocate an additional $80,000 towards extending the library’s hours.. The Students Society’s Library Improvement Fund Committee will be allocating roughly $200,000 towards extended hours, as compared to $120,000 allocated last year. Data collected by the… Keep Reading

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McGill teams to break in improved Molson Stadium

The newly-renovated Molson Stadium will see its first regular-season varsity action on Friday night as the men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams take on Sherbrooke.   The renovations were completed in June.   The historic stadium, which was built in 1914 and has hosted  everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to The Police, gained 5,000 new seats.… Keep Reading

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Principal Munroe-Blum presents university’s financial plan

McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum addressed the National Assembly’s Commission on Culture and Education in Quebec City on Tuesday, urging the provincial government to allow universities to raise tuition for Quebec undergraduates to the Canadian average. The speech was Munroe-Blum’s latest attempt to convince Quebec to address what university administrators have described as the chronic underfunding… Keep Reading

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Architecture Cafe shut down by McGill

The Architecture Café has served its last cup of fair-trade coffee, as McGill administration has decided to close the popular student hangout. Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Morton Mendelson cited financial losses and improper management as the primary reasons for the decision to close the café and begin plans to “repurpose” the space as… Keep Reading

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Students and professors showcase ideas at TEDxMcGill

Choucri Bechir The second annual TEDxMcGill conference took place on Saturday, with Henry Mintzberg, the acclaimed McGill business professor and 15 others sharing their ideas. Themed “Relentless Curiosity,” the talks centred on rediscovering the creativity and imagination that is commonplace in children but often lost in adults. The diverse for the event held at the… Keep Reading

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