Deep cuts: sound bites from Seattle

Jessica FuMar 25, 2014

Thank You For Tonight (feat. Eliza Young) Artist: Sam Lachow Album: Brand New Bike Released: January 1, 2011 This rapper begins his nostalgic track with trademark smooth vocals, which he proceeds to layer over rhythmic percussions, rich keyboard cadences, and mesmerizing saxophone samples. He paints an evocative scene—“Green eyes sitting over red lips/Cigarette smoke drips up thick”—while...

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EUS VP Communications sanctioned for mocking ...

Jessica FuFeb 25, 2014

An executive in the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) has apologized to the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) for mocking an apology issued earlier this month by SSMU Vice-President Internal Brian Farnan. On Feb. 9, Vice-President...

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AUS to launch laptop lending program in March

Jessica FuFeb 18, 2014

The Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) will unveil a new laptop lending program this March. The new initiative comes in response to the termination of a similar program run by the university in the beginning of the academic year due to budget cuts. “Given...

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Conference on fossil fuels interrupted by occ...

Jessica FuFeb 11, 2014

McGill’s Petrocultures 2014 conference faced criticism last Friday, when participants were forced to relocate following an occupation of the Faculty Club by a group called “LockOut Petrocultures.” Later that day, student campaign group Divest McGill...

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Equity policy could face revision following “...

Jessica FuFeb 4, 2014

The Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Equity Policy will undergo review in the upcoming weeks, following concerns regarding the processing of a complaint against Vice-President Internal Brian Farnan filed in October last year. The issue...

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Council votes against taking stance on Leacoc...

Jessica FuJan 28, 2014

Members of the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) legislative Council voted against taking a stance on the People, Processes & Partnerships (PPP) plan last Thursday. Introduced in November 2012, the PPP plans to consolidate the administrative staff of departments within the Faculty of Arts into six hubs, which would consist of many departments under shared staff. The plan was...

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McGill Residences’ hall director restructurin...

Jessica FuJan 21, 2014

Fall 2014 will see the implementation of a new hall director structure in the McGill Residences system. The changes to residence operation mark a shift from the current format, where one part-time director oversees each residence, to a system where full-time...

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The most wonderful time of the cinematic year

Jessica FuJan 21, 2014

There is a buzzing excitement that accompanies otherwise regular movie outings during this time of year. The experience becomes fraught with glowing expectations, brought on by compulsive IMDb-monitoring, the constant bombardment of film posters, and the...

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Student Services to begin consultations on us...

Jessica FuJan 14, 2014

The use of an approximate $5 million surplus in the Student Services Contingency Fund will be brought up for discussion this semester by McGill’s Committee on Student Services (CSS). The surplus is the result of various factors, including conservative enrolment estimates and savings in wages from the 2012 MUNACA strike, according to Deputy Provost (Student Living and Learning) Ollivier...

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Senate approves revision to university sexual...

Jessica FuDec 6, 2013

On Dec. 4, McGill’s Senate approved revisions to the university’s sexual harassment and discrimination policy, which aim to clarify the procedures that follow a submission of a complaint. In addition, Provost Anthony Masi presented the university’s financial planning for the 2015 fiscal year, which considers the possibility of the provincial government’s reinvestment in the...

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Turning over a new page

Jessica FuNov 26, 2013

Old as the university itself, McGill’s library system has undergone an almost continuous process of restructuring and adaptation since its foundation. While changes such as renovations are often McGill-specific in nature, some of the recent adaptations the...

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