Kelsey Litwin

  • Concordia Student Stuck in Palestine Unable to Give Birth in Canada

    Government Office Promises to Bring Bissan Eid Home After Birth

    Bissan has been in Gaza since last June, when she had gone to visit her aging grandparents and get married, an open letter from Amnesty International Canada explained. She began trying to return to Canada in December, but has been unable to due to the slow processing of an exit visa from the Israeli government.

  • Concordia Takes Action to Protect Survivors of Sexual Violence on Campus

    Amendments to Code of Rights and Responsibilities, Updates from Board of Governors

    Additions made to Concordia’s Code of Rights and Responsibilities at a Board of Governors meeting on April 19 enables the university to further protect survivors of sexual violence on campus. *

  • Montreal Marches for Science Research and Funding

    Climate, Evidence-Based Policy, and Academic Freedom On The Line

    “We are gathered here on Earth Day, aghast at what has become of our habitat,” said Dr. Peter Shizgal, a Concordia University professor in behavioural neurobiology. Hundreds gathered for the Montreal March for Science on April 22.

  • eConcordia System Hacked

    Student Emails, Personal Information Vulnerable

    An email sent out on April 11 read that, “specifically that your name, your Concordia ID number and your email address, may have been consulted or obtained” via unauthorized access to the sites’ information system. The school says no financial information or student records have been affected.

  • ASFA General Elections Invalidated

    Appointments Become Interim, All Questions Fail

    The Arts and Science Federation of Associations’ general elections were invalidated at a special council meeting Thursday evening.

  • Bellesa Fills the Gap in the Porn Industry

    New Website Centres Feminine and Non-Binary Pleasure

    There are some conversations that are harder to have than others. Telling your mom that you do porn is one of those.

  • UPDATED: Concordia’s Hall Building Evacuated

    Loss of Electricity Connected to Downtown Gas Leak

    Concordia’s Hall building on the downtown campus lost power Monday morning due to a gas leak on Atwater Ave and Réné-Lévesques Boul. W.

  • CSU Referendum Questions, A Run Down

    Non-Hierarchical CSU, Sanctuary Campus and Greenhouse Fee-Levy

    Voting for the Concordia Student Union general elections will run from March 28 to 30. There are six referendum questions on this year’s ballot. The CSU represents over 35,000 undergraduate students.

  • Campus Sustainability, a Decade in the Making

    Concordia’s Sustainability Action Fund Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary

    Every year they use about $115,000 of what they get from students to fund student-led initiatives, explained SAF CEO Nadra Wagdy. They’ve used this amount to help finance about 35 projects per year, she said.

  • Nahm’sayin?:Gimme More Blanket Forts

    Blanket forts, thank you for continuously cocooning me.

  • Including the Voices of Survivors

    As Quebec Consultations on Sexual Violence Near, No Word Yet on Concordia’s Participation

    The CSU passed a motion at their last council meeting on Wednesday, March 8, demanding that the university take Quebec’s consultations on sexual violence seriously. They want to see the university actively involve individuals with something meaningful to contribute.

  • Teaching and Research Assistant Union Elect New President

    Internal Confusion Results in Confusing Election

    The union already had a president and VP, and there are only three months left until the end of the current executive’s mandate. Nonetheless, Nader Jafari Nodoushan and Meysam Salari were stepping down from their positions ahead of schedule. Fifty-odd TAs, RAs, and invigilators had gathered in Concordia’s Hall building on a Monday evening to choose new ones.

  • À Nous la Malting

    Community Groups Organize to Save the Canada Malting Factory

    Fred Burrill, an anti-gentrification organizer and PhD student at Concordia, explained that at the workshop on Feb.10, a new neighbourhood committee—tentatively titled À nous la malting—was formed and they will be meeting in the coming weeks to develop a vision for the site.

  • Community Archives Open Up a Global Past

    Concordia History Class Sifts Through NCC Archives

    A few relics survived the Negro Community Centre’s deterioration. Now, they’re in Concordia’s hands.

  • Concordia Commits to Helping Student Olympians

    Balancing Both School and Sport Will Now be Made Easier for Olympic Athletes with Game Plan Program

    It’s rare to find someone who grew up with a world-class athlete as a father. It sets a precedence of excellence—of always striving for the best and doing what it takes to get there.

  • TRAC Collective Agreement Going Off Course

    After Almost Two Years of Negotiations, Budgets Are Still Uncertain

    The projected budget for TAs and RAs at JMSB is $546,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a decrease of almost 40 per cent from the 2014-2015 academic year, when the budget was $882,624.

  • Concordia Administration’s Pay, Broken Down

    How Much Do They Make And Where Do They Spend It

    Concordia spent $5 million on the salaries of senior administrators in 2015-2016.

  • Nahmsayin?

    Maybe It’s Time to Reconsider How We Get Around

    For those of us who are not graced with the coordination or balance needed to cruise on a longboard or skateboard, scooters can be a more comforting alternative.

  • Concordia Board of Governors Fail to Implement Cohort Pricing

    BoG Meeting Was Not Livestreamed and Delayed Because of Protests

    The final vote count was 12 in favour, six against, and three abstentions, according to Norman Hébert Jr., the chair of the Board of Governors. To pass the motion, the Board needed a 60 per cent majority.

  • Concordia BoG Makes Cohort Pricing Proposal Public

    Board of Governors Set to Approve Plan That Proposes Tuition Increases of Seven, Nine Per Cent

    The ConU Board of Governors will vote Wednesday on potential tuition hikes for students in certain deregulated programs.