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NATIONAL: Schools quit rankings

Some of Canada's largest research universities delivered a pointed message to the editors of Maclean's magazine last month when they announced in an open letter that they would no longer assist the publication in preparing its annual university rankings issue.
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BREAKING NEWS: Tragedy at Dawson

One girl has been confirmed dead and as many as 20 people were hospitalized after a gunman opened fire at Dawson College earlier today. At 12:41p.m., a young man wearing a black trench coat entered the school through the ground floor doors on Boulevard de Maisonneuve, drew a firearm and began shooting at students in the main cafeteria.
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CAMPUS: Recycling documentary to raise awareness

McGill alumni Jodie Martinson and Emmanuel Cappellin, both Arts 2006 graduates, worked over the summer to prepare a 30-minute documentary on the state of recycling at McGill that will premiere in the Lev Bukhman room this Thursday. The film also seeks to determine who is responsible for what they describe as McGill's failures with respect to recycling and to propose long term solutions for individuals and for the administration.
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CAMPUS: McGill to STOP laptop theft

As more students choose to bring laptops to campus the opportunities for thieves to take them has increased. Last year over 120 laptops were reported stolen by students and unfortunately for laptop owners, the numbers are increasing. This is one reason why Security Services launched a new laptop tracking program for students in partnership with Connecticut-based Security Tracking of Office Property (STOP).
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CITY: Rally marks International Darfur Day

Montreal's rally for International Darfur Day brought attention to the inaction of the international community and common misconceptions about the controversy and violence in the region on Sunday. Held on the future site of Concordia University's John Molson School of Business Building, hundreds of Montrealers partook in the rally, pressing for what organizers called "effective [United Nations] intervention" in the war-ravaged region of western Sudan.
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CAMPUS: Controversy over travel directive continues

After working to send McGill student teachers to Indonesia for over a year, professor Fiona Benson was "gobsmacked" to learn that the university's new travel directive would force the trip's cancellation less than a month before departure. "I was given a green light to go to Indonesia by [Faculty of Education Dean Hélène Perrault] and by the administration," said Benson, who is also the director of the Faculty of Education's Office of Student Teaching.
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CAMPUS: MUNACA still without contract

The McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association's negotiation committee rejected McGill's latest contract offer last week, informing the administration that they would not lower their salary demands. MUNACA, a union representing non-academic employees like nurses, librarians, and administrative assistants, wants a 13 per cent salary increase over four years.
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