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CLAY, MACycle and Mac Farmstand rescinded MSU services cut due to large operating fund deficit
Mar17

CLAY, MACycle and Mac Farmstand rescinded MSU services cut due to large operating fund deficit

Photo C/O Mac Farmstand via Twitter On March 8, the Student Representative Assembly passed motions to cut the Creating Leadership Amongst Youth Conference, MACycle and Mac Farmstand. These MSU services will no longer be operational for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. On Feb. 27, the McMaster Student Union’s Executive Board recommended that the operating policy for these services be rescinded because they were running over-budget...

Breaking news: McMaster University cancels in-person classes and exams Amid COVID-19 pandemic, university administration suspends various activity on campus by the end of day Friday March 13
Mar13

Breaking news: McMaster University cancels in-person classes and exams Amid COVID-19 pandemic, university administration suspends various activity on campus by the end of day Friday March 13

On Friday March 13, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., McMaster announced that it will be suspending all in-person classes for undergraduate and graduate students. Classes will end at the end of day Friday March 13 and no in-person exams will be held at the end of this term. In a previous announcement earlier in March, faculty members and instructors were advised to consider planning for e-learning alternatives to in-person classes....

MAC CSSA tabling event shut down The deratified club holds unauthorized tabling event to distribute hygiene products
Mar05

MAC CSSA tabling event shut down The deratified club holds unauthorized tabling event to distribute hygiene products

Photo by Shamir Malik / News Reporter Notice: At the time of publishing, the Silhouette did not receive a response from the former MAC CSSA President. On March 5th, the former MAC CSSA President declined to take interview on the basis of not being able to represent MAC CSSA at the moment.  On Feb. 3, 2020, the deratified McMaster University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association was asked to leave the McMaster University Student...

Student Representative Assembly passes motion to send OPIRG McMaster to referendum OPIRG McMaster allegedly sent to referendum based on misinformation
Mar05

Student Representative Assembly passes motion to send OPIRG McMaster to referendum OPIRG McMaster allegedly sent to referendum based on misinformation

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Note: there was a printing error with the version of this article published on March 5, 2020 in print. The concluding paragraph was cut off.  On Feb. 9, 2020, the Student Representative Assembly passed a motion to put OPIRG McMaster’s fee to referendum. In previous years, undergraduate students have had the option to pay a $5.50 fee to McMaster’s chapter of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group....

Sightings of cockroaches call McMaster’s pest control plan into question As students post videos of cockroaches, city of Hamilton Health department determines university’s pest control plan is adequate
Feb13

Sightings of cockroaches call McMaster’s pest control plan into question As students post videos of cockroaches, city of Hamilton Health department determines university’s pest control plan is adequate

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor On Dec. 5, 2019, a video titled “Cockroaches at Centro (McMaster University)” was uploaded to YouTube. The video compiles several sightings of cockroaches at Centro cafeteria.  “McMaster University must decide when to address these issues and stop pretending that they don’t exist, like they have been for the last couple years. Just because health inspections are passed does not mean the...