What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race
Apr05

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race

This year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election was a wild ride from start to finish, after two candidates were disqualified and then later reinstated, all done over the course of the winter semester. Ikram Farah is the official president-elect, but the question still stands: why was she disqualified in the first place? The MSU Elections Department recently published their meeting minutes, which outline the discussions their...

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...

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....

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life
Mar22

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life

As a part of their last few meetings, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly voted to adopt three policy papers which will guide future legislation. Throughout the year, SRA members, MSU research assistants and other MSU members compile research which they then condense into 30 to 40 page papers. Students also had the chance to voice their concerns on the given topics during the MSU’s policy conference, which...

Where the MSU presidential candidacy currently stands This year’s unprecedented race may lead to changes in the Elections Department
Mar12

Where the MSU presidential candidacy currently stands This year’s unprecedented race may lead to changes in the Elections Department

This story has been edited to reflect new information revealed since its initial publication. Now well over a month since the campaign period ended, the McMaster Students Union finally has an official MSU president-elect: Ikram Farah. Following this year’s race, students may see changes in the Elections Department as they reconsider their current system. This year’s MSU presidential election saw two disqualifications, something...

MSU rescinds Peer Support Line Making sense of the SRA's decision to stop operating Peer Support Line
Feb26

MSU rescinds Peer Support Line Making sense of the SRA's decision to stop operating Peer Support Line

Content Warning: this article contains mentions of suicide Following deliberations at the Feb. 25 Student Representative Assembly meeting, the SRA has decided to rescind Peer Support Line. Created in 2013, PSL is an anonymous hotline and online chat system students may access to receive peer support. The service currently operates from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day. As a part of the regular service review, which every McMaster Students...