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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Landlord abuse prevalent

Demands for illegal deposits, unlawful refusals of leases, collection of private information, and harassment and intimidation are among the many complaints that university housing offices have been receiving from international students in Montreal. In response, Concordia’s Student Union is urging the Quebec’s Human Rights Commission to look into the allegations. […]

AUS attacks its debts

In the face of numerous unanticipated financial difficulties that have come to light this semester, the Arts Undergraduate Society’s Executive unveiled their Financial Recovery Plan to the AUS Council last Wednesday. “Like the real Marshall Plan, this isn’t just us throwing foreign aid at something,” he said. “It’s a plan […]