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MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans
Nov29

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans

Photo C/O Haley Greene President Ikram Farah Ikram Farah has begun a series of initiatives over the first term and has mostly been on schedule with her year-plan thus far into the academic year. Farah worked with Metrolinx to implement extended Go bus hours on the busiest nights of Welcome Week and throughout the year, a prominent platform point for her. There are now two added trip times at night for the 47 eastbound and the 15A...

SRA Nov. 11 meeting highlights The assembly discussed expanding student space and October by-election results
Nov14

SRA Nov. 11 meeting highlights The assembly discussed expanding student space and October by-election results

Photo C/O Kyle West The McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly held their most recent meeting on Nov. 11 in Gilmour Hall. Here are some key items that were discussed. The health science caucus reported on their goal of renovating the Health Sciences Library to expand student space in the Health Sciences Library. They are also lobbying to extend Saturday hours for HSL. The representatives are hoping to accomplish these...

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...

Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.
Oct18

Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.

Photo by Catherine Goce In only four days from now, McMaster students with a Hamilton address will have the opportunity to vote in the 2018 Hamilton municipal election. Here is a guide to the day of to help you find your way to a voting station and come armed with all the information you need to successfully cast your ballot. When is the election? The municipal election will take place on Oct. 22.   Who am I voting for? You have the...

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project
Oct18

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project

  As the Hamilton municipal election looms, The Silhouette will be interviewing Ward 1 candidates about their platforms and why they believe McMaster students should vote for them. This week, we are featuring our final set of candidates: Jordan Geertsma, Maureen Wilson, Carol Lazich and Syed Bakht. Click to learn more about the candidates.   Related Posts Sil sit-down with Maureen WilsonOPIRG McMaster restructuring to make the most of...

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election
Oct04

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election

Photos by Catherine Goce By Donna Nadeem Following of last year’s particularly low McMaster Students Union presidential voter turnout rate and suspicions that not all students received an email allowing them to vote, the MSU elections department has been making key changes to its email voting system. In particular, MSU elections department investigated any technical issues with the MSU’s voting system Simply Voting. Ultimately, they...