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MSU pushing for fewer “high-risk” exams The university affairs committee aims to eliminate “high-risk” exams and re-evaluate MSAF policies
Nov08

MSU pushing for fewer “high-risk” exams The university affairs committee aims to eliminate “high-risk” exams and re-evaluate MSAF policies

Photo by Kyle West For students worrying about one 50 per cent weighted exam determining whether they pass or fail, there may be help coming in the future. The McMaster Students Union university affairs committee has begun their advocacy efforts to push to eliminate “high-risk” exams worth 50 per cent or more of a student’s grade. This goal was outlined in the 2017-2018 MSU academic success policy paper but has been actively taken up...

Students hold vigil to mourn Pittsburgh victims The McMaster Jewish community reflects on the tragedy and prevalence of anti-Semitism
Nov08

Students hold vigil to mourn Pittsburgh victims The McMaster Jewish community reflects on the tragedy and prevalence of anti-Semitism

Photos C/O McMaster Hillel CW: mentions of violence, anti-Semitism By: Daniella Mikanovsky On Oct. 30, McMaster students, faculty and staff gathered on the field near Burke Science Building to mourn the deaths of the 11 people who lost their lives during the Oct. 27 Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting, committed by a man espousing Nazi rhetoric. The McMaster community was joined by rabbis and Hamilton community members as they...

MSU implements new tax-free Tuesdays pilot project The initiative comes as campus food prices continue to climb
Nov08

MSU implements new tax-free Tuesdays pilot project The initiative comes as campus food prices continue to climb

Photo from Silhouette Photo Arhives By: Donna Nadeem The rising prices of campus food make it increasingly difficult for many students to find a financially sustainable source of nourishment. In an effort to improve food affordability on campus, Ikram Farah, McMaster Student Union president, worked to introduce the pilot project of an initiative called “Tax-free Tuesdays” earlier this month. Farah is largely focused on increasing food...

Did McMaster students vote in the October Hamilton election? There was a small improvement in student turnout, but overall numbers remain weak
Nov08

Did McMaster students vote in the October Hamilton election? There was a small improvement in student turnout, but overall numbers remain weak

Photo by Kyle West On Oct. 22, McMaster students headed to the polls, voting in their respective wards for councillor, mayoral and trustee candidates, respectively. Despite improvements overall for the city, the numbers suggest that student turnout continues to falter. Overall turnout this year for the city was up from the 2014 municipal election turnout, with 38.6 per cent of eligible voters compared to 34.02 per cent casting a...

SAB space allocation committee releases final report Construction begins as final SAB campaign results trickle in
Nov07

SAB space allocation committee releases final report Construction begins as final SAB campaign results trickle in

Photo by MJMA Architects By: Elliot Fung In March 2017, students voted in a special referendum in favour of of the creation of the new Student Activity Building and expanded Pulse. Years of student surveys, focus groups and planning seem to be finally paying off as construction for the new 40,000 square foot Student Activity Building and expanded Pulse begins this fall. The McMaster Students Union SAB space allocation ad-hoc committee...

The latest with McMaster’s global engagement strategy The university is seeking to redefine and improve its international presence
Nov01

The latest with McMaster’s global engagement strategy The university is seeking to redefine and improve its international presence

Photo by Kyle West By Elliot Fung   In L.R. Wilson Hall on Oct. 26, McMaster staff and students listened to presenters such as Peter Mascher, vice-provost (International Affairs), and Sean Van Koughnett, associate vice-president (Students and Learning) and dean of students, speak about the status of the “McMaster Model for Global Engagement” implemented in 2017. The model’s key focus is global engagement with ethical principles and...