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Safety Week Delights

Starting as "Safety Day" at McDonald Campus and continuing downtown over the next four days, the second annual Safety Week took place at McGill last week. The event was opened by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, and included a series of presentations, games, and a closing barbecue.


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Guidelines proposed for laptop ban

The days of over-the-shoulder Facebook stalking and bemoaning the poor Tetris moves of the girl sitting in front of you could be coming to an end. A work group made up of a Teaching and Learning subcommittee of the Academic Policy Committee has developed guidelines for professors to outline the kind of action they can take regarding mobile device use in McGill classrooms. This has led to talks of banning laptops, or at least restricting their use.


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AUS VP Events Londe steps down

Arts Undergraduate Society Vice-President Events Nampande Londe resigned her position on Tuesday, citing personal reasons.

Londe had recently come under fire for allowing Arts Frosh to run a budget deficit and faced the possibility that AUS Council would impeach her. But she and AUS President Dave Marshall denied that this was the reason for her resignation.


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Lunchtime science

For McGill students, Midnight Kitchen is usually the best bet for snagging a free lunch on campus. But for one week at the beginning of each semester, Soup and Science edges out the vegan cooperative, offering free soup, sandwiches, and lectures by some of McGill's brightest young professors.


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Bat found with rabies

A deceased bat found September 10 at the corner of Sherbrooke and McGill College has tested positive for rabies, according to Montreal public health officials. Officials are looking for anyone whom the bat may have scratched or bitten. One person was bitten while trying to put the bat in a box, La Presse reported Friday,… Keep Reading

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McGill no longer subsidizing French classes

After several years of subsidizing French as a Second Language class fees for international students, McGill has determined that it can no longer afford to offer the program at such a low cost.

Last spring, the university decided that it would raise international tuition rates for FRSL classes in to improve McGill's severe deficit.


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In Italy, Patients Anaesthetized by Doctors an Ocean Away

You are about to undergo invasive surgery, and the anaesthesiologist begins to administer the drugs that will put you to sleep while he sits in a lab 8,000 kilometres away.

This situation is now a reality thanks to an interface developed by Dr. Thomas Hemmerling and his team from McGill's department of anaesthesia.


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Cannabis shown to reduce pain

A study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre has determined that cannabis can be an effective method of pain relief for patients suffering from neuropathic pain. The study, recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, has added to the heated debate over the use of cannabis as a medical treatment. Lead… Keep Reading

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McGill name no longer to be used by certain clubs

Holly Stewart Student-run clubs at the university with the word “McGill” in their names have faced increasing difficulties this academic year after fears of liability issues arose within the administration. When the McGill name is used in a club title, the administration has argued, it implies that the university-and not the students who run the… Keep Reading

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