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@MAC: New library slowly revealing itself

Students are finally beginning to see some results of the summer's renovations on the Macdonald Campus Library. Only the upper level of the library, which houses the print journal collection, the photocopiers and some computers, was made available to students after being closed since May 1.
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Stair stepping for a cancer cure Step It Up for the Cure, a 24-hour stair climbing marathon, will have individuals and teams running up and down Molson Stadium on Sept 9 at 12 p.m. in order to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. One Canadian dies of cancer every four minutes, so the challenge to each participant is to raise $240 by running one set of stairs every four minutes.
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BASiC hosts Lander and Huh at annual Ampersand Conference

The Bachelor of Arts & Science Integrative Council hosted the second annual Ampersand Conference last week, which focussed on creativity in the digital age. The four-day event featured addresses by Christian Lander, the founder of the popular blog Stuff White People Like, and Ben Huh, the internet entrepreneur who popularized Lolcats, as well as workshops on digitial innovation.
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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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STM to launch new express bus service to Trudeau Airport

At the end of the month, the Montreal Transit Association (STM) will launch a new bus service providing direct transportation from downtown Montreal to Trudeau Airport. Service on the 747 Express bus starts on March 29. The bus will offer rides to and from the airport 24 hours a day, and will cost $7 each way.
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Newburgh to face J-Board

Four weeks after the Students' Society's Winter General Assembly, the SSMU Judicial Board has accepted a submission from members of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights concerning the impartiality of Zach Newburgh, the current speaker of SSMU Council and next year's SSMU president.
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Five Days for the Homeless fundraiser comes to McGill campus

As most McGill students went to bed on a rainy Sunday night last week, Jennifer Sault, Andreas Mertens, and a handful of other students huddled in sleeping bags under an overhang outside the Bronfman Building. The students had committed to spending the next five nights sleeping outdoors on campus as part of the Five Days for the Homeless, an annual campaign to raise money and awareness for the homeless.
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