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Ford’s free speech policy mandate ignites renewed concerns McMaster’s free speech guidelines are under fresh examination as policy implementation nears deadline
Oct04

Ford’s free speech policy mandate ignites renewed concerns McMaster’s free speech guidelines are under fresh examination as policy implementation nears deadline

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives On Aug. 30, the Progressive Conservative provincial government announced a new directive mandating all Ontario universities to “develop, implement and comply” with formal free speech policies by January 2019. According to the official statement, if a university is not compliant, the particular institution may be subject to a reduction in operating grant funding. In June, McMaster released updated...

White paint thrown onto the pride crosswalks, police investigating The pride crosswalks, located at Sterling Street and Forysth Avenue North, appear to have been vandalized
Sep27

White paint thrown onto the pride crosswalks, police investigating The pride crosswalks, located at Sterling Street and Forysth Avenue North, appear to have been vandalized

Photos By: Sasha Dhesi Students walking home on Sept. 27 were surprised to see the usually colourful crosswalks at the most eastern part of campus covered in white paint. The crosswalks were commissioned by the city of Hamilton in an effort to honour Hamilton’s LGBTQ+ community. Introducing the beautiful new crosswalks at the Sterling Street entrance to campus! Thank you to #HamOnt Mayor @FredEisenberger and Ward 1 Councillor...

Mac alumni found Disability Justice Network of Ontario The network is seeking to build a community for people with disabilities across the province
Sep27

Mac alumni found Disability Justice Network of Ontario The network is seeking to build a community for people with disabilities across the province

Photo C/O Disability Justice Network of Ontario By Saad Ahmed The Disability Justice Network of Ontario is a new Hamilton-based organization dedicated to addressing issues faced by the city’s disabled community, with the hope to scale the organization across the entire province within the next three years. Two of three of the organization’s co-founders, Sarah Jama and Eminet Dagnachew, are McMaster alumni, and the third co-founder...

MSU gearing up for upcoming municipal election The education team has been working to get students to the polls this October
Sep27

MSU gearing up for upcoming municipal election The education team has been working to get students to the polls this October

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Maanvi Dhillon On Oct. 22, Ontarians will be heading to the polls for the second time this year to cast their ballots in an election. Hamilton’s municipal election will decide the mayor and ward councillors for the next four years, and the McMaster Students Union has been working hard on a campaign aimed at increasing student voter turnout. In particular, the MSU Education team will be rolling...

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals
Sep26

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals

  On Sept. 23, the Student Representative Assembly met in room 111 of Gilmour Hall to share faculty reports and vote on a number of proposed motions.   One debated motion was the creation of a communications, advertising and student engagement ad hoc committee. The committee would exist to review current models of student engagement and offer recommendations to SRA committees. The motion was moved by SRA Science representative Eric...

Another break-in in the McMaster area, this time west of campus This incident marks the first publicly reported break-in outside of Westdale
Sep25

Another break-in in the McMaster area, this time west of campus This incident marks the first publicly reported break-in outside of Westdale

Photo by Madeline Neumann It seems that the break-ins that have plagued Westdale since early August have officially reached Ainslie Wood East. On Sept. 25, one group of students living in that neighbourhood woke up around 4:30 a.m. to find an intruder, who quickly escaped. The affected students reached out to the Silhouette, hoping to share their story given the recent prowling incidents that have occurred sporadically over the last...