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The Thames

Jonathan Schneer, BA'71, MA'73, has written a cultural history of England's "national river."

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Published on : 11 Jul 2005

Let's Get Crackin'

Researchers at McGill and Université de Montréal have created two separate facilities that together will form the Centre for Poultry Research.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2005

Nellcott Is My Darling

Montrealers and McGillians will enjoy Golda Fried's (BA'94) novel about a neurotic and naive McGill freshman.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2005

McGill's Fab Four

McGill's Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet wins the grand prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2005

Sir William Hingston 1829-1907: Montreal Mayor, Surgeon and Banker

Alan Hustak's biography of Sir William Hingston, MDCM'1851, shows him "at the centre of Montreal's medical, business, social and political life."

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Published on : 11 Jul 2005

Grad sets coming-of-age novel on campus

"Nellcott is my Darling": In a follow-up novel to "Darkness Then a Blown Kiss," her debut collection of short stories, Toronto native Golda Fried, BA'94, introduces us to Alice, a neurotic and naive McGill freshman, whose buttoned-down world is turned inside out by an unlikely romance with guitar-slinging, cigarette-smoking slacker Nellcott Ragland.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2005

New graduates join the fold

The 2005 spring convocations added nearly 4,000 new graduates and 14 honorary degree recipients to the ranks of McGill alumni. Photographers Owen Egan and Jack Goldsmith captured some of the pride and excitement — and fun! — of the occasion with their cameras.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2005

McGill grad Shaunna Burke is second Canadian woman to climb Mount Everest

Shaunna Burke, a graduate of McGill University, has become the second Canadian woman to climb Mount Everest. She was reported to be among the first from her expedition to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain.

Published on : 30 May 2005

Alumnilife gets 10,000th member

Elise Juzda, BA'04, is the 10,000th graduate to register for Alumnilife, McGill's alumni online community. Alumnilife, an award-winning website, has been helping graduates enrich their alumni experience for about a year and a half.

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Published on : 10 May 2005

McGill's WWII on the web

With the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, a couple of McGill staffers took it upon themselves to create a website that honours McGill's contributions to the war, and the 298 McGill students, staff and alumni who died in service.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2005

Science and the entrepreneur

McGill graduate Julian Adams returned to McGill to share his experiences as a groundbreaking research chemist leading the field in anti-cancer drug development.

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Published on : 14 Apr 2005

Powerful Voices

Stephen Lewis, a masterful orator, speaks at Macdonald's Founder's Day celebrations, and McGill students will have their say through the Task Force on Student Life and Learning.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2005

Is High Tech Helping Students Cheat?

The Internet is a virtual shopping mall for term papers, yet many universities have a one-line policy on cheating: "Don't plagiarize; it's wrong." The News takes a look at McGill's stance on academic integrity.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2005

From Backpack to Briefcase

The McGill Alumni Association's "Backpack to Briefcase" event helps graduates find jobs and more.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2005

The Return of the Ring

Graduate Diane Howard, BA'78, loses her McGill ring, but it is returned to her years later.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2005