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Barnes & Noble takes over bookstore
McGill has turned the page on Chapters. The problem-plagued bookstore chain, recently taken over by Indigo, earned poor grades for its inability to stock textbooks in time for the beginning of the last semester. Barnes & Noble, an American chain with more experience in running university bookstores, is now in the driver's seat.
Krieble gift advances Trottier Building
The planned Lorne M. Trottier Building for students in disciplines related to information technology received a big boost from a $1 million gift from the family of a former student and professor.
All that pollutes isn't all bad
Salvador Moncada made medical history by being counter-intuitive and revealing the health benefits of a toxic substance -- nitric oxide.
Marketing self care
It's one thing to use marketing techniques to convince people to buy jeans or toothpaste. It's a more complicated task when what you're marketing is aimed at keeping people healthy.
In with the entrepreneurship, out with the crisis management
Like most people, Dr. Howard Bergman has some strong opinions about Quebec's medical system. Unlike most people, Bergman, a member of the recent Clair Commission, might actually see many of his ideas transform the province's approach to health care.
Israel, Palestine and the Holocaust
A self-hating Jew or a courageous dissenter? Opinions vary widely over author/scholar Norman Finkelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors and a bitter critic of what he calls "hoodlums, hucksters and gangsters that have exploited the Holocaust."
Continuing on in Cont Ed
Robin Eley was recently reappointed as the dean of Continuing Education by the Board of Governors. Eley's task will be to help the Centre find its own unique niche.
Young at risk for diabetes
According to a recent study, a growing number of youngsters in Quebec are exhibiting signs that they could be prime candidates for developing type 2 diabetes.
Widening the welcome to native students
McGill's aboriginal students face unique challenges in pursuing higher education. They have their own thoughts on how McGill can help those who follow in their wake.
Also in this issue
It takes two to tango: At a recent cultural show hosted by the student group Spanish and Latin American Students (SALSA), a whirling pair gave in to their passion for dance and chased away those final exam anxieties.