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The Sil is hiring for 2014-15 Deadline to apply is April 2 at 11:59 p.m.

The Sil is hiring for 17 paid positions that will run from September 2014 to April 2015. McMaster students who will be taking 18 units or more the next academic year are encouraged to apply, regardless of journalism experience. Apply if you have an interest in writing, multimedia, photography and/or videography. Apply if you want to work with other student journalists to open dialogues that are important to students and add to...

Setting the agenda McMaster BDS was the sole business item voted on at the General Assembly in two hours
Mar27

Setting the agenda McMaster BDS was the sole business item voted on at the General Assembly in two hours

This year’s MSU General Assembly proved the venue can be both effective and inefficient in providing a democratic forum for the student membership to “show up and speak out.” Attendance at the Assembly peaked at 630, three members from quorum. Compared to last year’s peak attendance of 60 students and to a string of non-quorate assemblies from 1996 to 2011, this year’s turnout was impressive. But even though seven motions were on the...

What to expect at the General Assembly
Mar25

What to expect at the General Assembly

Despite underwhelming promotion for this year’s MSU General Assembly, there are seven motions on the agenda for Wednesday’s two-hour meeting in Burridge Gym. The General Assembly, held once a year in March, is the only venue for MSU members to submit motions whose votes are binding on the MSU if quorum is reached. It’s a way for full-time undergraduate students to directly affect change in the union they pay fees every year to...

Learning code in a community Ladies Learning Code workshops in Hamilton aim to bridge the tech gender gap
Mar24

Learning code in a community Ladies Learning Code workshops in Hamilton aim to bridge the tech gender gap

As more value is placed on programming skills in the workplace, young professionals are taking notice of the gap between those who can and can’t code—and the social factors preventing the gap from closing. A Hamilton chapter of the Ladies Learning Code non-profit organization has partnered with The Staircase Cafe on Dundurn St. North to host workshops for women of all backgrounds and ages looking to upgrade their coding skills....

SRA general election results released Number of seats miscalculated for faculties of Nursing and Science
Mar13

SRA general election results released Number of seats miscalculated for faculties of Nursing and Science

The results of the 2014 SRA general election were released on March 13 after two days of online polling. With the results, the Elections Department also revealed they had miscalculated the number of seats in Nursing and Science: Nursing should have two seats instead of one, and Science should have six seats instead of seven. According to a memo from the Elections Department, the mistake was “admittedly the result of human...