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McGill placed among world’s best schools in two rankings

In two rankings released this month, McGill University was recognized as one of the world’s top universities. The QS World University Rankings placed McGill 19th globally and first in Canada, while the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings placed McGill 35th globally and third in Canada. McGill has been in the top 25 universities in the… Keep Reading

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Redpath Museum launches new historical database website

A new historical collections website was unveiled at the Redpath Museum last Thursday. After years of collaboration, the museum’s Heritage Advisory Committee has centralized the previously scattered collection of pages for easier access to departmental and special library collections, museums, and the nature reserves. The launch gave McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, along with students, staff,… Keep Reading

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Dawson shooting game taken off-line by creator

“Dawson College Massacre,” a controversial videogame based on the 2006 shootings at Dawson College that killed one and wounded 19, was removed from the Internet on September 17 by its creator, a computer programmer with the screen name Virtuaman. Virtuaman initially refused to remove it despite numerous complaints. He only did so after discovering that… Keep Reading

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Cyclists and pedestrians discuss new bike rules at forum

Sophie Silkes Sophie Silkes The Students’ Society of McGill University and University Services co-sponsored an open forum in the Shatner Ballroom on Thursday to discuss the new rules and regulations for cycling and pedestrian safety on McGill’s downtown campus. A panel of professors, advisors, and students responded to the questions and comments posed by those… Keep Reading

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QPIRG confronts Opt-Out Campaign in alleged altercation

Holly Stewart On Thursday, Quebec Public Interest Research Group supporters and Board of Directors members surrounded a table hosted by the QPIRG Opt-Out Campaign in the hallway between the McConnell Engineering and Frank Dawson Adams buildings. QPIRG attempted to block QPRIG Opt-Out campaigners from distributing flyers and reportedly hurled slurs. The incident culminated in a… Keep Reading

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Students rally to save the Architecture Cafe

Margot Van Der Krogt In a last-ditch attempt to save the Architecture Café, hundreds of students gathered to protest outside the Leacock Building last Wednesday afternoon.  The rally kicked off minutes before McGill’s first senate meeting of the year was scheduled to begin in Leacock 232. As administrators, professors, and other members of senate entered… Keep Reading

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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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