100 Anti-Austerity Protesters Take Over Downtown Montreal
Montreal police used tear gas and shock tactics to repel demonstrators Saturday evening.
The protest—dubbed “Grosse Manif de Soir” on Facebook—was composed of young people and union delegates from the CSN.
Hackers Claim to be Pro-Palestinian Algerians
The Concordia Student Union’s website was hacked early Friday morning by what seems to be an Algerian group called Admirale_Mouh or Dz Mafia.
Familiar Faces Chosen to Represent the Association Temporarily
After spontaneously being appointed as interim President of Concordia’s Arts and Science Faculty Association, Melina Ghio had her motion to annul former President Paul Jerajian’s honorarium passed by council on Wednesday night.
University Joins Professors as Co-Complainants
The story about student strikers facing complaints from a handful of profs has taken an abrupt turn now that Concordia University has chosen to side with the professors.
Questions About Commitment to Sustainability Questioned by One Senator
A draft of Concordia University’s “strategic directions” has been approved by its body of Senators almost unanimously at their last monthly assembly of the year.
Concordia’s Long-time Defunct Student Bar Will be Open Early in the Fall Semester
Renovations for Reggie’s will begin in a “maximum [of] two weeks” and open in “mid-September” after the Concordia Student Union chose a contractor to complete the million dollar four month project.
International Annual Workers Day Protests in Montreal Heavily Dispersed
While protests in the U.S. were demanding racial justice, a Montreal May Day protest rallying for workers rights and anti-capitalism was dispersed by police multiple times Friday evening using tear gas and pepper spray, which affected children and other pedestrians.
Anti-Capitalism Protest Ends in Disappointment with Police Presence and Small Numbers
A legal protest against capitalism and austerity ended in under 30 minutes in the Berri-UQÀM metro underground as a police presence deterred the assembly on Earth Day.
“No Tribunal for Students” Campaign Denounces Charges
A campaign called “No Tribunals for Students” was created yesterday after several students who picketed a political science class at the beginning of the month were handed formal complaints from faculty.
School of Extended Learning Officially Discontinued
Concordia’s Senate, the university’s highest academic decision-making body, approved the addition of a librarian to its voting members yesterday afternoon.
Women’s Studies Student Association Request to Extend Deadlines Fails
Women’s Studies students won’t have their deadlines officially extended, after Concordia’s Senate informally decided to “accommodate” strikers individually at its meeting on April 17.