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Speaker Addresses Limited Resources

When settlers arrived on Easter Island in the 14th century, statues were all that remained of a once advanced civilization. The former society had used wood for almost everything and eventually depleted the island's resources, causing the demise of its people.
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McGill Campus Becomes Pedestrian Friendly

McGill took several steps to make campus more pedestrian-friendly this summer, drastically reducing the number of vehicles on both Lower Campus and McTavish Street. On May 28, McTavish Street was closed to cars and non-official traffic was eliminated from across campus.
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For the Gazette, no more Sundays

Twenty-two years after its introduction, the last copy of the Sunday Gazette hit Montreal's dépanneurs and doorsteps on August 1, cutting the Gazette's printed editions down to six days per week. The venerable newspaper-Montreal's sole English-language daily-made the announcement in mid-July, citing the small amount of advertising dollars brought in by the Sunday edition.
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Management Frosh Theme Changed After Allegations of Racism

Less than a week before the start of faculty frosh, the Management Undergraduate Society changed their controversial "Tribal Frosh" theme following complaints of racism and cultural insensitivity. Much of the controversy began on August 19, when Sarah Woolf, a U3 Arts student and former Students' Society councilor, posted a Facebook note complaining about the MUS's racist promotional videos.


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McGill Buys Third Former Hotel to Boost Residence Space

McGill added a third former hotel to its residences earlier this summer with the purchase of the Marriott Courtyard Montreal, which will be transformed into a residence in fall 2011 after a year of renovations. The university had previously expanded its residence system by purchasing the Renaissance Hotel in 2003-now New Residence Hall-and the former Four Points Sheraton in 2009-now starting its second year as Carrefour Sherbrooke.
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SSMU Council votes to reinstate Choose Life’s club status

After a semester of meetings on the future of Choose Life - the controversial pro-life group whose club status was suspended last semester - the Students' Society Council officially reinstated the group's club status last Thursday. Choose Life's club status was suspended last year on November 12 in light of the conflicts surrounding the club's "Echoes of the Holocaust" event.
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