Striking McGill Union Sends Complaints to Beauchamp
MUNACA’s grievances towards the McGill Administration were hand delivered in a letter by Kevin Whitaker, the President of MUNACA. “The campus is no longer a safe environment for higher learning, instead it is one of fear and violence,” said Whitaker. “We believe that because this is a public institute, the ministry has the ability—not to mention the responsibility—to come in and have a clear investigation as to what this administration is truly doing to its students and its staff.”
ConU’s Food Services Lost $203K Last Year
A $203,000 loss under ‘food services’ is the figure that sticks out most blatantly from an auditor’s report on Concordia’s finances that was issued last week, but actual food operations only account for a $51,000 loss, according to university administrators
Day of Remembrance Acknowledges Transgender Deaths
Roughly 40 well-layered people congregated in Berri Square on a rather chilly Nov. 20 to recognize the fifth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Student Reps “Ticking People Off” at BoG Meeting
Two motions introduced by a student representative at the Concordia Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 17 were tabled and another was defeated, in a session that culminated with another Governor forcefully telling students they are “ticking people off.”
City to Evict Occupiers
“I have always said that peace and security on-site and off-site should be the paramount consideration,” said Tremblay. “As these conditions are not met, the time has come that the [Occupy activists] find other ways to get their message across. I’m sure they will understand the need for action as soon as possible.”
Occupy Montreal Demands Quid Pro Quo
Montreal Occupiers voted in a general assembly on Nov. 16 to take down several of their wooden structures, in accordance with a demand made from the City of Montreal. But they won’t be doing it for free. The City of Montreal has deemed several of the wooden structures at Occupy Montreal unsafe after an inspection by the fire department.
Students Voice Anger with Impending Tuition Hikes
In an effort to give the average student a voice, the Concordia University Television has recorded hundreds of personal messages from students who are opposed to tuition hikes. The videos will…
Parody Website Undermines Government’s Pro-Tuition Hike Message
Student activists have taken to more than just the streets in their efforts to halt tuition hikes. An unknown group of rabble-rousers have created an anti-tuition-hike website nearly identical to the Charest government’s pro-tuition-hike site.
TEDx Talk Comes to McGill, Concordia Event on Horizon
Redefining reality was the theme of the third annual TEDxMcGill talk, which featured thought-provoking topics meant to challenge people’s conceptions of society and the world around them.
Surprise Security Costs Prompt Petition
Two days before Amnesty International Concordia was set to hold an event at the DB Clark Theatre in the Hall Building, they were told that they would have to pay an extra $120 for security guards at the event.