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Weighty Matters

McGill student Jeane Lassen is a weightlifting champion.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Meeting with Mort

The Faculty of Law hosted an evening in New York in June with guest speaker Mort Zuckerman, BA'57, BCL'61, editor-in-chief and publisher of U.S. News and World Report. The event was attended by more than 100 McGill alumni, including Principal Emeritus Bernard Shapiro, BA'56, LLD'88, a longtime friend of Zuckerman. The publisher, who is also a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, spoke on the topic of "International Security, Peace and Human Rights."

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Heard the One About the Blaring Cell Phone

A cell phone intrusion helps McGill student Ryan Wilner win the Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Trottier Tour

Members of the Engineering '62 Reunion Class Gift Committee, who raised $300,000 to equip three "intelligent" classrooms in the new Lorne M. Trottier Building, took a tour of the building still under construction. The special classrooms will be decked out with information technology teaching tools like digital smartboards. The Class of 1962 also funded an undergraduate scholarship in Engineering.

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Fun for New Recruits

First-year Faculty of Arts students went through "boot camp" during Frosh Week at the start of the fall semester. Frosh activities on campus included a "Four Floors" party in the University Centre with DJs spinning different music on each floor, a field trip to the Sky dance bar, whitewater rafting excursions, a carnival, live music in the field around the Three Bares, and a scavenger hunt with a limo ride for the winners.

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Newsworthy Visit

Chicago-area grads enjoyed a tour of the Chicago Tribune newspaper offices in June. Pictured in the editorial conference room of the 150-year-old publication are Glenn Casbourne, BEng'80, Cristine Santos Casbourne, Jon Anderson, BCL'59, Pamela Anderson, and Les Jackson, BCom'80.

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Organ Grinders

Every two years, talented young organists from around the world flock to Montreal to hone their skills with some of the planet's most respected masters of the instrument.

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Perfect Checkup

The McGill Maimonides Outreach Dental Clinic was the winner of this year's Prix Qualité from the Quebec Association of CLSCs and CHSLDs (local health and long-term-care centres). The award is given in recognition of the exceptional quality of care provided to the community by the outreach clinic, which is run jointly by McGill's Faculty of Dentistry and the Maimonides Geriatric Centre.

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Home Sweet Home

It's official. Renovations are complete - mostly - and the McGill Alumni Association and the Development Office have moved into their new headquarters in the former Seagram Building at Peel and St. Catherine streets. It's the heart of the heart of the city, surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, and much of the Montreal workforce.

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Mini Medical Reunion

Some Faculty of Medicine graduates from out west enjoyed a mini-reunion on Vancouver Island in British Columbia this past July.

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Dunwoody Does It All

Thomas Dunwoody is recognized with the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.

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Laughing at the Leacock

Russ Merifield, BA'38, BCL'41, the oldest surviving past president of the Students' Society of McGill University, and his wife, Helen Merifield, BA'39 with a McGill friend at the Toronto Leacock Luncheon held in May. Guest speaker was Jane Farrow, host of CBC Radio's Workology. Dentistry grads joined in the fun as well.

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Good Dome Makes Good Neighbours

Not to be confused with those inflatable jumping castles for kiddie parties, the new manure dome on the Macdonald Campus landscape has area residents breathing a bit easier. The hog herd at the Macdonald Farm may be happy pigs but their manure generates quite a smell in the summer months. Now a double-layered, green inflatable dome takes care of the unpleasant odour from the manure tank.

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Student Sent Off in Style

Sevag Yeghoyan, BA'97, Director of the McGill Alumni Association of Toronto, presents first-year McGill student Laura Cornish with the association's Community Service Award in August. This $500 award is given to a student who has demonstrated a love and passion for community service. Despite the blackout that occurred two hours prior to the event and shut down much of southern Ontario and the eastern U.S., 20 first-year undergraduates showed up to meet McGill alumni, current students and fellow frosh and to have last-minute questions answered about Montreal and life at McGill.

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