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Love Song for March 22, 2012

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The Struggle Continues at Concordia

Concordia has entered exam season despite serious disruptions of the academic semester. Students in GPE have missed 5 weeks of classes, prompting some to argue at our last GA that by the university’s own rules credit given for these classes … Continue reading

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Geography & Urbs Strike Events, April 2nd – April 6th

Everyone welcome to these events! If you have other events to be added, post a comment. Monday, April 2nd, 2:00pm – 3:30pm  The Problem of Speaking for Others: A Discussion in the Context of the Quebec-Wide Student Strike @ QPIRG (1500 Maissonneuve, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 27th GA Results

Strike mandate passes: 45 for, 6 against, 0 abstentions.  More info to come. Some highlights from amendment votes: Amendment to switch to a symbolic strike (no classes blocked) fails: 11 for, 47 against, 7 abstentions Amendment to strike down WSSA … Continue reading

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Informal Discussion on Security: Wednesday, March 28

There will be an informal discussion on the topic of ‘security’ at 6pm on Wednesday, March 28th on the 7th floor of the Hall building at the People’s Potato tables. Discussion to be hosted by Concordia Professor Nasrin Himada, who … Continue reading

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MONDAY: Students Harassed, Videotaped and Struck by Security at Concordia in Backlash against Strike

This morning in the Faubourg building. 7 security personnel videotaping 4 students. Two of these students were women. No students had been blocked from class No professor had been blocked from class Total undue harassment and intimidation instigated by administration. … Continue reading

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Concordia Admin to Students: Intimidation Tactics Start Monday

March 23, 2012 Notice: Obstruction of campus facilities and classrooms While the majority of university activities have continued relatively unimpeded during ongoing student protests, there has been persistent disruptive activity in a limited number of areas, particularly obstructions of campus … Continue reading

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Too Good to Be True? Concordia Press Release in Support of Accessible Education

The following press release from Concordia University was sent out to the media last Wednesday: From: Chris M. [mailto:media.concordiauniversity@gmail.com] Sent: March-21-12 8:37 AM Subject: Concordia University Supports Accessible Education in Quebec Concordia University Supports Accessible Education in Quebec Concordia hosts all-day gala in celebration … Continue reading

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This Week’s Strike Mandate Amendments

The Geography & Environment strike mandate passed again this past Monday 19th, with 32 for, 4 against. Find the full mandate here. The new amendments are as follows: Whereas, as Geography & Environment students, we are committed to building an … Continue reading

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TUESDAY MARCH 20: The Sale of Concordia President’s Luxury Condo … in response to Financial Mismanagement at Concordia

“UN PRÊT SANS INTÉRÊT/THE LOAN WILL BE INTEREST FREE.” WHERE: Hall Building, Maissonneuve and Mackay WHEN: 10:30h EVENT INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/250683825025081/ Fellow GPE Students looking for more creative strike actions- Come check out this event, which will involve the auctioning of Concordia … Continue reading

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