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Will Coke be it?
Some students opposed to McGill's planned cold beverage agreement with Coca Cola -- a deal that would give the cola giant exclusive rights to sell its products at the University -- have forced a student referendum on the issue. McGill stands to lose out on millions of dollars if students vote to send Coke packing.
Music to their fears
Even though two successive education ministers told McGill they backed the idea, the Faculty of Music was stunned to discover that anticipated government funding for much-needed new facilities won't be handed over after all.
Probing life beyond the Earth
Former McGill student David Levy, arguably the most famous amateur astronomer on the planet, says it's almost certain that there is life out there in the cosmos. But while we're looking for it, we ought to keep our eyes peeled for comets that could crush Earth.
When the UN comes calling
Law professor Patrick Healy received a rare opportunity. He is helping shape the criminal code for an entire country -- Eritrea.
The explosive work of a volcanologist
John Stix travels to some of the world's really hot spots. Stix is engaged in a long-term effort aimed at unravelling the mysteries surrounding why some mountains blow their tops.
The rectors and student leaders of both of Montreal's world-class research universities say the excellence of their institutions is slipping away thanks to the Quebec government's reluctance to fund its universities properly.
A room of their own
For 100 years, Royal Victoria College has given McGill's female students a place to call home where they can wear fuzzy slippers, gossip in the hallways and establish friendships that will last a lifetime. Oh, and sneak in the odd boy.
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