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McGill Multiple Sclerosis research leads the fight against the disease

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS) which causes circulating immune cells, called T cells, to gain access to the CNS across the blood-brain barrier. This causes inflammation, myelin destruction, and neuronal damage. MS affects over 2.5 million people world-wide and is the leading cause of disability in young adults.This… Keep Reading

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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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McGill Senate reacts to BoG decision to not divest

Following the McGill University Board of Governors’ (BoG) vote against adopting Divest McGill’s proposed actions, the Mar. 23 Senate meeting had members discussing transparency in McGill’s finances and actions. Maintaining ethical research behaviour was another topic of deliberation, as well as ensuring that no student final evaluations weighted higher than 75 per cent. Fossil fuel… Keep Reading

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Spotted: McGill in the movies

When you’re trying to make it to your 8:30 a.m. lectures on a freezing cold February morning, it’s hard to imagine that McGill resembles the bowels of the Pentagon or a military base during the zombie apocalypse. Yet in the past, Hollywood has managed to transform locations around campus into exotic locations. Here are a… Keep Reading

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Blast from the Past: The evolution of football

Every sport has a rubicon to cross, a dividing line between infancy and legitimacy. A concoction of traditions, house rules, and conventions huddle together and break apart across time, forming and reforming to become an entity that doesn’t look anything like its predecessors, but has elements of all of them. For football, that moment came… Keep Reading

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McGill remembers Marvin Minsky

Marvin Minsky, the MIT scientist, philosopher, and author, passed away last week at the age of 88, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Known around his campus as “Old Man Minsky,” he was a pioneer in a number of fields from cognitive and computer science to philosophy of mind and information theory. He is best remembered, however,… Keep Reading

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Declassified: Mind control at McGill—a look at MK Ultra

The Allan Memorial Institute is located in an ominous mansion, formerly known as Ravenscrag, that looms over Rue McTavish at the foot of Mont Royal. The sinister stone building, said to be haunted, is befitting of the grisly experiment that occurred within its walls from 1957 to 1964: Project MK ULTRA. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)… Keep Reading

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The dark secret behind snow pollution

The white blanket that covers everything and anything after a snowfall may not be as pure and untarnished as it appears. A recent study from McGill University discovered that freezing temperatures and fallen snow can change the way compounds found in air—air particulates—are distributed. Yevgen Nazarenko, a postdoctoral fellow from McGill’s Department of Atmospheric and… Keep Reading

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Boy, Interrupted: Silent crisis of men’s mental health issues on campus

There’s something you should know about Josh*. He never experienced depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns before 2013. Until then, he firmly believed he was in control of everything in his life. Josh is a well-rounded person—he’s working on his PhD at McGill, loves to travel, listens to The Velvet Underground, runs yearly marathons, and… Keep Reading

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