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Student organizations respond to We controversy
Nov22

Student organizations respond to We controversy

Photo C/O Free The Children McMaster By: Balsam Fasih An investigative article published by Canadaland on Oct. 15 alleges that the WE Charity has partnerships with at least three corporations that use child labour, including Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and Unilever. While it is not explicit in Canadaland’s investigation, it appears that their claim that Hershey’s uses child labour stems from a 2015 lawsuit filed by Hagens Berman Sobol...

Financial accountability in the MSU The MSU’s 2018 annual audit reports a net loss of $149,900
Nov22

Financial accountability in the MSU The MSU’s 2018 annual audit reports a net loss of $149,900

Photo by Catherine Goce By: Tanvi Pathak Following the University of Ottawa administration’s recent decision to end their agreement with the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, the school is expected to no longer recognize the SFUO as an undergraduate student association by Dec. 24. The decision followed the university’s alleged discovery of fraud and financial mismanagement by SFUO executive members earlier this year. In...

Renovations and longer hours likely coming to HSL The SRA health sciences caucus is working with the library administration to extend Saturday hours and replace bookshelves with study spaces
Nov22

Renovations and longer hours likely coming to HSL The SRA health sciences caucus is working with the library administration to extend Saturday hours and replace bookshelves with study spaces

Photos by Kyle West McMaster students may see changes in the Health Sciences Library study space and operational hours as soon as this year. Student Representative Assembly health sciences representatives Devin Roshan and Tushar Tejpal are working closely with HSL director Jennifer McKinnell to redistribute Sunday hours to Saturday and replace bookshelves with more cubicles and desks. The initiative is part of the SRA health sciences...

McMaster’s changes over Patrick Deane’s term Despite being in his role for nine years, Deane’s most prominent and controversial initiatives were implemented only last year
Nov22

McMaster’s changes over Patrick Deane’s term Despite being in his role for nine years, Deane’s most prominent and controversial initiatives were implemented only last year

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Grace Kuang McMaster president Patrick Deane is approaching the end of his second five year-term in his role as president at the university. Over the past nine years, Deane oversaw significant changes at McMaster, such as the addition of new infrastructural developments and interdisciplinary programs at the university. “It will be extremely difficult to leave McMaster,” said Deane. “I was...

MSU hosts free speech town hall In response to Doug Ford’s mandate, the university is staying firmly committed to its free expression guidelines
Nov22

MSU hosts free speech town hall In response to Doug Ford’s mandate, the university is staying firmly committed to its free expression guidelines

Photos by Kyle West By: Anastasia Gaykalova On Nov. 14, students and other members of the McMaster community met at TwelvEighty to join McMaster Students Union president Ikram Farah, McMaster University president Patrick Deane and associate vice president (Equity and Inclusion) Arig al Shaibah in a discussion about how the university is responding to Ontario premier Doug Ford’s free-speech policy directive. The mandate was promised...

McMaster professor ousted from course following student petition Three months into the semester, two new instructors were appointed to teach the commerce 2FA3 class
Nov15

McMaster professor ousted from course following student petition Three months into the semester, two new instructors were appointed to teach the commerce 2FA3 class

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives Hundreds of students in McMaster’s introductory finance course commerce 2FA3 received a failing grade on their first midterm, with the class average sitting at 50.6 per cent, barely scraping past the passing threshold. “The main issue began with many students complaining that prof. Trevor Chamberlain, who was teaching all four cores at the time, was not a very good instructor,” said Sara*, a...