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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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Cash registers and bartenders keeping busy at Gert’s

Sophie Silkes What was once considered one of the least popular spots on the McGill campus has experienced a resurgence this year. Over the past few months, Gert’s Bar has seen significant increases in sales, profits, and popularity. This September, Gert’s had $35,968 in sales and turned a $5,736 profit. This is especially impressive considering… 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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News in Brief

Despite a series of significant financial setbacks so far, the Arts Undergraduate Society President Dave Marshall is still optimistic about the coming year. Navigating the issues, Marshall said, requires the AUS to renew its vision and reinforce its principal duties.   “Yes, it’s an unusual year, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad year,”… Keep Reading

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Concordia prof speaks on bilingualism in infancy

Last Wednesday, Professor Krista Byers-Heinlein of Concordia University spoke to a crowd of professors and PhD students at McGill on the effects of bilingualism in infants. Over the past two decades, there have been several contradictory studies regarding bilingualism and its effects on word association in young children. In one of her studies, Byers-Heinlein examined… Keep Reading

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Architecture Cafe was projected to lose $73,000 in ’10-’11

McGill’s Board of Governors made public several documents last week regarding this summer’s closure of the Architecture Café, including some of the financial figures that protesting students have been asking for. The documents revealed, among other things, that the café had lost more than $15,000 last year and was projected to lose more than $73,000… Keep Reading

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Alcohol worse than crack, says British study

Alcohol is worse than heroin, according to a recent study by the British Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. The study, conducted by David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacology professor at the University of Bristol, along with Drs. Leslie King and Lawrence Phillips, ranks the harmful effects of alcohol and other addictive substances out of 100, with 100… Keep Reading

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Romeo Dallaire lectures on Canada’s next generation

Alice Walker Alice Walker Lieutenant-General and Senator Roméo Dallaire has seen a lot. In fact, he has seen more than most people can possibly imagine. This was made clear during a lecture delivered by Dallaire at Concordia University last Thursday. The talk and accompanying book signing were part of a tour promoting Dallaire’s new book,… Keep Reading

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STM recognized as North America’s best transit service

Miranda Whist Last month, the Montreal Transport Corporation (STM) received the prestigious honour of Outstanding Public Transportation System in North America, bestowed by the American Public Transportation Association, as part of the 2010 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. The accolade was awarded by a committee of peers throughout North America. The STM won in 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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