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....

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office
Feb01

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office

The McMaster Students Union president-elect Ikram Farah and captain of the Marauders football team Mark Mackie may have a lot of differences, but one thing that brings them together is their shared ability to be a leader. Farah, a fourth-year Honours Political Science and Labour Studies student pinpoints her first real position of leadership as when she served as the social sciences caucus leader on the Student Representative Assembly...

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results
Feb01

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results

With every election season comes a discussion about how engaged students are with student politics. This year was the first year in five where less than 40 per cent of the student population voted in the McMaster Students Union presidential election, but not every election season is made equal, and different election seasons saw a varying number of candidates, referenda and contention. This past MSU presidential election saw one of...

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...