A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term
Apr05

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term

Preethi Anbalagan, vice president (Administration) Completed 72 per cent of year plan In Preethi Anbalagan’s year plan, she listed seven objectives she wished to achieve during her term as vice president (Administration). The majority of her year plan focused on supporting her staff, whether that be part-time managers, associate vice presidents or Student Representative Assembly members. Anbalagan achieved the majority of the points...

Making plans Hamilton’s proposed Downtown Secondary Plan sets the standard for future growth in the city, but some citizens are critical about its effects
Mar29

Making plans Hamilton’s proposed Downtown Secondary Plan sets the standard for future growth in the city, but some citizens are critical about its effects

The Original Downtown Secondary Plan, “Putting People First: The New Land Use Plan for Downtown Hamilton”, was the first formal plan developed for the downtown core developed in 2001. This plan was intended to foster a dynamic mix of urban residential, commercial and institutional activities. Downtown Hamilton has experienced significant changes since the plan’s initial draft 17 years ago. Signs of downtown Hamilton’s economic and...

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines
Mar29

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines

On March 20, 47 students filed into Burridge Gym for the 2018 McMaster Students Union General Assembly. After a lengthy discussion, the assembly voted in support of a motion aimed at condemning the freedom of expression guidelines released by the university earlier in February 2018. The GA is an MSU constitutionally-mandated meeting that provides full-time undergrad students with a platform to submit, discuss and vote on motions....

Marching forward (one) The city of Hamilton has launched its latest participatory budgeting initiative and made strides to make it accessible to McMaster students
Mar29

Marching forward (one) The city of Hamilton has launched its latest participatory budgeting initiative and made strides to make it accessible to McMaster students

By: Donna Nadeem Students may have a say in how the municipal budget is spent, with the latest participatory budgeting initiative. Forward One is a municipal project where citizens of Ward 1 may vote for a new project to invest money in. Ward 1 was the first Hamilton region to adopt this method of a participatory budgeting to help engage community members in government decisions that directly impacts their lives. Every year, residents...

Elections, shmelections Technical difficulties and low voter turnout in various MSU elections has sparked an investigation
Mar29

Elections, shmelections Technical difficulties and low voter turnout in various MSU elections has sparked an investigation

As the school year wraps up, the McMaster community saw its usual tidal wave of elections. As different faculty societies and the McMaster Students Union select their representatives for the year, questions of the efficacy of the MSU Elections Department arise. During the MSU presidential elections, the voter turnout was 28 per cent, a large dip from the previous year’s 41.6 per cent voter turnout. Students have vocalized their...

Your City Survey 3.0 is almost here The survey will be updated to collect more data from Mac’s commuter student population
Mar27

Your City Survey 3.0 is almost here The survey will be updated to collect more data from Mac’s commuter student population

During the next two weeks, students will be invited to participate in Your City Survey 3.0, the third version of an MSU survey aimed at collecting feedback about McMaster students’ perceptions and experiences in Hamilton. The survey was developed by the MSU in 2011 in response to students’ growing misconceptions about Hamilton, such as the idea that Hamilton cannot compete with metropolises like Toronto and Montreal. It asked students...