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J-Board decision on BDS requires further clarity in its enforcement

On May 31, the Judicial Board (J-Board) of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) released its ruling on the constitutionality of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Motion that was presented at the Winter 2016 General Assembly (GA). The McGill Tribune supports the J-Board’s decision, as it places SSMU’s commitments to its students above… Keep Reading

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A safe academic setting need not stifle free speech

As the semester began at the University of Chicago, incoming students received a letter from Dean of Students John “Jay” Elison stating the administration’s staunch opposition to safe spaces and trigger warnings. The letter, and its ensuing criticism, is another example of the polarizing debate surrounding these terms. As the new semester commences at McGill,… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Advancement of McGill’s mission statement in conflict with corporatization of the university

It is difficult for students to comment on the McGill’s behemoth bureaucratic nature. Various administrative levels seem oceans apart from the day-to-day educational pursuits of the student body. As a line gets drawn between administrators on one side, and academics and students on the other, all members of the McGill community must ask themselves: “Who… Keep Reading

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2016 Ancillary Fee Endorsements

Ancillary fees are non-opt-outable fees that are imposed by McGill university in addition to tuition costs.  Motion regarding the increase to the WUSC Student Refugee Program Fee: “Yes”  The World University Services Canada (WUSC) is a non-profit group that operates on various campuses across the country. WUSC leads the Student Refugee Program (SRP) which provides… Keep Reading

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PGSS Winter 2016 Referendum Endorsements

The McGill Tribune gives its endorsements for the Post-Graduate Students' Society of McGill University (PGSS) Winter 2016 Referendum. Legal Information Clinic Fee Levy: “Yes”  The Legal Information Clinic at McGill (LICM) provides essential services to undergraduate and graduate students alike. It is completely student-run and provides free legal information. The clinic does not provide legal advice,… Keep Reading

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Winter 2016 SSMU Referendum Endorsements

Motion Regarding Constitutional Amendments  Part 1: "Yes" The revised constitution proposed by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) includes general syntactical and grammatical changes, as well as clarifications and some vocabulary adjustments. This revision is a useful step towards making the constitution more accessible to students. The Tribune therefore endorses “Yes” to this question. Part 2:… Keep Reading

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Editorial: More inclusivity needed to improve the Co-Curricular Record

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) has been available through MyInvolvement since 2013. At the moment, students can track their involvement in athletics, student governance, McGill workshops, and Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) clubs. Administrators are currently discussing ways of expanding the CCR so that it can be used to improve student CVs. If this process… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Deregulation at McGill should not necessitate an increase in international student tuition

The Quebec government recently announced a new round of budget cuts to university funding for the 2016-2017 academic year. As a means of mitigating the blow, however, the government is rumoured to also have given Quebec universities the green light to raise tuition for international students to the tune of up to 25 per cent, according… Keep Reading

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