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CLAY, MACycle and Mac Farmstand rescinded MSU services cut due to large operating fund deficit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CLAY, MACycle and Mac Farmstand rescinded MSU services cut due to large operating fund deficit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 On Feb. 27, the McMaster Student Union’s Executive Board recommended that the operating policy for these services be rescinded because they were running over-budget...

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...

McMaster and CUPE have drafted an agreement A ratification vote will take place tomorrow
Dec11

McMaster and CUPE have drafted an agreement A ratification vote will take place tomorrow

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor On Nov. 26, 89 per cent of the Canadian Union of Public Employes 3906’s Unit 1 members voted in favour of ratifying a tentative agreement with the university, thus avoiding a strike. CUPE 3906 Unit 1 represents research and teaching assistants in both graduate and undergraduate programs at McMaster.  Voting began on Nov. 25, immediately following CUPE 3906’s Special General Membership Meeting. At this...

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain
Nov28

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain

Photos by Andrew Mrozowski / A&C Editor  On Nov. 21, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the Student Choice Initiative, a controversial directive introduced by the provincial government which required universities and colleges to allow students to opt-out of student fees deemed “non-essential.” Three judges unanimously ruled that the government did not have the legal authority to interfere with the autonomous and democratic...

MAC CSSA was originally ratified under a false pretext of being on probation The SRA did not promptly address miscommunication regarding MAC CSSA’s probation over the summer
Nov07

MAC CSSA was originally ratified under a false pretext of being on probation The SRA did not promptly address miscommunication regarding MAC CSSA’s probation over the summer

Photo C/O Catherine Goce On Sept. 22, the Student Representative Assembly voted to de-ratify the McMaster Chinese Students and Scholars Association due to concerns that the club’s actions had endangered members of the community. An investigation by the Silhouette has found that there had been several instances of miscommunication in the months leading up to the de-ratification. During the summer, the Student Representative Assembly...

MAC CSSA updates from the Nov. 3 SRA Meeting The SRA upheld MAC CSSA’s de-ratification
Nov07

MAC CSSA updates from the Nov. 3 SRA Meeting The SRA upheld MAC CSSA’s de-ratification

Photo C/O Kyle West On Nov. 3, the Student Representative Assembly rejected the McMaster Chinese Student and Scholars Association’s appeal to have their club re-ratified. The SRA passed a motion on Sept. 22 to de-ratify MAC CSSA for violating section 5.1.3 of the Clubs Operating Policy by endangering student safety. This decision was partly based on evidence documents and a student testimony provided at the meeting. The evidence...