Notable news stories of SummerStudent Union elections, presidential loans, tunnels and bridges falling apart. A lot has happened since you left school in April, both on campus and off. Here’s what The Link thinks you should remember.
Montreal Members of the NDP Move on After Leader’s Death
Though his death has sent shock waves through the federal government, former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton’s death was equally shocking to those who supported the NDP at the grassroots level.
Where the Concordia Student Union is Spending Your Money
If you think running the Concordia Student Union comes cheap, you might want to take a look at this year’s CSU budget. With a preliminary budget of almost $5 million, most of which comes from student fees, your money gets spent in a lot of ways.
Students can finally say goodbye to the unpredictable escalators in the Hall Building as the first of four phases of renovations is set to wrap up by Sept. 12. “We are right on target, and I’m extremely pleased with how it’s going,” said John Fisher of Concordia’s Facilities Management department.
Reggie’s to Diversify Their Beer Portfolio
In years past, students’ ability to get their drink on at our campus watering hole was tragically limited, as Reggie’s Bar had an exclusive contract with Molson. With the expiry of that contract earlier this summer, samplers of suds may see a long due diversification in their choice of chilled chugging beverages.
Concordia Student Union Launches Tuition Campaign
Don’t like the idea of paying even more for your already-expensive post-secondary education? Then mark your calendars for Nov. 10, where a massive, province-wide mobilization of students against tuition increases is set to take place in Montreal.
Recently announced by Quebec’s largest student lobby group, the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec, thousands of students are expected to turn up and show the provincial government their disapproval.
Medical Residents Announce General Strike
Quebec’s hospitals are facing a 10 per cent reduction in services from their medical residents after the union representing the young doctors held a general assembly to announce a strike, set to begin Sept. 12. “[Our salaries] are 32 per cent behind the Canadian average,” said Charles Dussault, president of Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec in an interview with The Link.
Space Concordia is one step closer to boldly going where no other university in the province has gone before.
“We could be the first Quebec University to reach out to space,” said Nicholas Sweet, a representative for the club.
While the group has been developing the project for almost a year, they just recently settled on a mission for their satellite, which will be to study the Van Allen radiation belt, a circle of plasma that surrounds the Earth.
Montreal North Protests for Justice in Villanueva Case
Three years since police shot unarmed teenager Fredy Villanueva, his death still resonates in Montreal North, where over 100 people gathered for a memorial rally and march on August 7.
Student Union in Bind Over Student Centre
Concordia’s new student union leaders are learning that living up to one of their central campaign promises is going to be harder than they thought.