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Groen sticks to libraries
Director of Libraries Frances Groen has steered the libraries through turbulent waters. With some promising signs for the years ahead, she shares her thoughts on what's next for McGill's library system.
Budget nears completion
McGill's proposed budget for 2001-2002 proposes millions in new spending on a variety of items. It would also result in the University's deficit rising to $31 million. Expect some serious belt tightening in 2002-2003.
The ins and outs of honorary degrees
At universities around the world, everyone from Mr. Rogers to Nobel Prize winners gets them. How does McGill decide whom to give its honorary degrees to?
The ghosts of convocations past
The valedictorian turned prime minister. The medical student turned cold-blooded killer. The dean of music who hated jazz. Plus, some convocation wisdom from Mordecai Richler, Steven Pinker, Michael Smith and Rudyard Kipling.
Prosperity according to Reuven Brenner
If you want a prosperous country, get government out of the way, says management professor Reuven Brenner. And if you want smokers to quit, get them to pay sky-high insurance premiums to cover the costs of their health care.
Atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Jacques Derome will lead a new research network examining climate change. Part of its mission will be to determine which changes are natural and which are the result of human activities.
The big "what next?"
They survived university. So what are they going to do with the rest of their lives? Some soon-to-be graduates share their thoughts on life after McGill.
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