Mac’s off-campus residence proposal Currently in its approval stages, the building hopes to add at least 950 beds to the McMaster residence pool
Feb08

Mac’s off-campus residence proposal Currently in its approval stages, the building hopes to add at least 950 beds to the McMaster residence pool

By: Tashy Davidson McMaster is moving along with plans to build a residence just off the east end of campus, on Main Street West between Forsyth Avenue South and Dalewood Avenue. Last year, McMaster owned only the section of land on the corner of Dalewood Avenue and Main Street West, but has since bought the rest of the block from scholar properties, so that they now own the full stretch from Dalewood Avenue to Forsyth Avenue and from...

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals
Feb08

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals

After deliberating once again, the McMaster Students Union elections committee has decided to disqualify the unofficial president-elect, Ikram Farah. After tallying the votes once again, Muhammed Aydin is the new, unofficial president-elect. As of Feb. 5, Farah has five business days to declare her intent to appeal to the elections committee. Rabeena Obaidullah, who was originally disqualified on Jan. 25 and whose disqualification was...

Bates redevelopment in the works The renovations will address Bates’ current accessibility problems
Feb04

Bates redevelopment in the works The renovations will address Bates’ current accessibility problems

McMaster Housing and Conference Services recently announced its proposal to redevelop Bates residence. According to Kevin Beatty, the director of Housing and Conference Services, all of the internal aspects of Bates residence, such as room configurations, common rooms and amenities, will be redeveloped. Students can look forward to enjoying increased natural light and improved amenities, such as a games room, gym and music room....

Standing up against anti-Semitism The Equity and Inclusion Office and McMaster Hillel are working to protect marginalized groups on campus
Feb01

Standing up against anti-Semitism The Equity and Inclusion Office and McMaster Hillel are working to protect marginalized groups on campus

On Jan. 25, Judith Dworkin, the director of McMaster Hillel, delivered a presentation to the President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community in Council Chambers of Gilmour Hall. Dworkin’s presentation came in the wake of the swastikas found in the men’s bathrooms of Burke Science Building last spring. It also followed a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Hamilton, such as the swastikas drawn on sidewalks and on a rail...

A review of Mac’s smoke-free policy A look at why the ban was put in place and what some critics have to say about it
Feb01

A review of Mac’s smoke-free policy A look at why the ban was put in place and what some critics have to say about it

By: Ileena Ke Jan. 25 marked McMaster’s launch event of the new smoke-free policy. It took place in the McMaster University Student Centre, taking up the atrium with tables laden with free hot chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream and chocolate shavings. According to McMaster, the purpose of the smoke-free policy is meant to promote a healthier campus to fulfill its obligations to the Okanagan Charter, a charter meant to promote...

Mac’s newest café opens Currently holding a soft launch, the Grind promises to offer espresso drinks right by TwelvEighty and will hold its official launch after the reading week break
Feb01

Mac’s newest café opens Currently holding a soft launch, the Grind promises to offer espresso drinks right by TwelvEighty and will hold its official launch after the reading week break

By: Tanoy Biswas As students continue to grind out their schoolwork at McMaster University, the newest hot food and beverage café on campus, the Grind, is just beginning its service to the university population. The McMaster Student Union vice president (Finance), Daniel “Tuba” D’Souza, along with other MSU staff members, collaborated to address the lack of quick and affordable hot food on campus through the café. “The initial...