March 8, 2001

March 8, 2001 McGill University

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March 8, 2001 - Volume 33 Number 12
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The McGill a cappella group Tonal Ecstasy recently played host to the quarterfinals of the annual International A Cappella Championships, involving singing troupes from Quebec, Ontario and the northeastern U.S. The Earth Tones from the State University of New York at Albany belt out a tune at Redpath Hall in the photo above. The eventual winners were Wibijazz'n from York University.
Photo: Owen Egan

Bracing for the future

In an address to students, Principal Bernard Shapiro warned that McGill might not be able to continue to be the university it wants to be. Students' Society executive Clara Peron relayed the things that are on students' minds.

Jewish teaching bolstered

Thanks to a million-dollar gift, McGill should soon be in a position to do something about the chronic shortage of teachers for Jewish schools.

Let's make a deal circa 2000 BCE

Business history didn't start with Bill Gates. It even extends past Henry Ford. For instance, that Muhammad was a shrewd operator.

The latest on landmines

Susan Walker from the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Committee to Ban Landmines offered an update on the campaign to make these killing machines a thing of the past.

October 1970, first-hand

Law professor William Tetley lost a friend and a fellow member of Robert Bourassa's cabinet when the FLQ murdered Pierre Laporte during the October Crisis. When it comes to the War Measures Act, Tetley has few regrets.

Pressed into service

They work long hours in dingy quarters, but McGill's student journalists get a charge out of giving people on campus something to talk about. The training they receive opens doors for them once they graduate.

Also in this issue

Walter Kucharski builds things for outer space; The 12-inch vinyl single powers musical innovations; Why few professors want to become departmental chairs

On campus
Spousal spats in the name of education; Getting down and dirty for credit; There's something funny going on thanks to Management Forum; Learning for the pleasure of it

Hannah Chan (centre) and her fellow violinists take a break during a recent practice of the McGill Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will perform on April 7 along with the McGill Choir under the direction of Professor Iwan Edwards at St-Jean-Baptiste church.
Pil Joo

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