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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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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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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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McGill Opens New Centralized Service Point for Administrative Needs

McGill opened a new integrated service point in the recently renovated basement of the McLennan Library, designed to centralize administrative services for students. After nearly five years of planning and development, the $4.9 million renovation has created a new space offering assistance with registration and Minerva, the issuing of McGill ID cards, and various transcript… Keep Reading

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Remembrance Day

Alice Walker     At 11 a.m. last Thursday, veterans, soldiers, and the McGill community gathered to remember the victims of war.  The solemn ceremony featured a 21-gun salute and pipes and drums from the Black Watch of Canada.  It was the second year that McGill hosted the Royal Canadian Legion, Quebec Command’s ceremony.      … Keep Reading

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Principal Heather Munroe-Blum talks tuition and research

Alice Walker Last week, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum sat down with reporters from the Tribune, the Daily, and Le Délit to discuss tuition fees, the university’s relationship with Quebec City, and competition between McGill and American schools. The interview has been edited and condensed. Thanks to the Daily and Le Délit for asking several of the… Keep Reading

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McGill earns B+ in university sustainability rankings

The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave McGill a B+ on its annual report card for university sustainability released on October 27. However, members of the university community raised doubts about the grade’s accuracy. According to Susan Paykin, director of communications for the Sustainable Endowments Institute, sustainability grades are calculated with data from a number of sources. … Keep Reading

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McGill institutes $150 fee for study abroad applications

Students applying to study abroad in the 2011-12 academic year will be charged a non-refundable $150 application fee, due to a new policy instituted by the McGill administration this past September. Applications to study at a foreign university had previously been processed by McGill for free.   According to Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning)… Keep Reading

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