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Increase in cyber attacks leads to strengthened IT Security at McMaster

McMaster has beefed up its cyber security infrastructure. The University’s Technology Services department now employs four full-time Information Technology security specialists, compared to only two in the past. The change comes amid growing concern over the prevalence and severity of hacking attempts directed at post-secondary institutions.purchase paxil “[Attacks] happen daily,” said Paul Muir, McMaster’s new Systems Integration...

FEATURE: New clubs face an uphill battle
Oct02

FEATURE: New clubs face an uphill battle

McMaster’s annual Clubsfest can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. Hundreds of enthusiastic McMaster clubs flock to the Burke Science Building lawn to try and seduce new and old students alike to their group. The competition is fierce because for many clubs, the sign-ups gathered at Clubsfest form the basis of their membership for that year. “There were a lot of people,” said Mehjabeen Elahi, a first-year Humanities student. “And...

MSU to seek improved HSR service for students
Sep25

MSU to seek improved HSR service for students

Bus service changes were part of President David Campbell’s platform during the election race last January, and now he’s set to make good on those promises. “The [Hamilton Street Railway] bus pass fee is triannual, so every three years we renew it with the HSR,” said Campbell. “Our current agreement is expiring in April, so it was already going to come to referendum in January. That’s what inspired me as part of my platform to say...

FEATURE: Deferred maintenance at McMaster sits at $300M
Sep19

FEATURE: Deferred maintenance at McMaster sits at $300M

For many students, water-damaged windows and roofs, out-of-order toilets and insulation peeking out of broken ceiling tiles are familiar sights. Throughout the year we experience dozens of minor, everyday inconveniences and brush them off as something that will be fixed, eventually. Until then we do our best to ignore the water dripping from the ceiling into a yellow bucket. These annoyances are symptoms of deferred maintenance (DM),...

FEATURE: MACMarsh looks to reclaim parking lot as green space
Sep12

FEATURE: MACMarsh looks to reclaim parking lot as green space

For many McMaster students, the bridge spanning Cootes Drive is a road seldom travelled. The far west side of campus is currently home to just the Campus Services Building, a few baseball diamonds, and several parking lots. But a group of McMaster professors plans to change that. Coming from departments ranging from Environmental Science to English, they call their budding project the “MACMarsh.” In 2009, the City of Hamilton tore up...