International Briefs

Low graduation rates at for-profit colleges: study A report on graduation rates found that only 22 per cent of first-time, full-time students at for-profit colleges in the U.S. graduate within six years, according to the New York Times. The report, conducted by nonprofit research and advocacy group Education Trust argued that these colleges offer “little […]

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Help those in need

Early efforts to help the homeless and the hungry have kicked into high gear once again as the Christmas season approaches. Those on the front lines of efforts to help those in need say students can play a pivotal role in making a difference. As a recent Food Banks Canada report noted, food bank usage […]

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News Briefs

Two new Rhodes Scholars for the U of M Two students at the University of Manitoba set to graduate this spring have won prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. For Melissa Bailey and Jody Reimer, this scholarship means spending the next two years studying their selected fields at Oxford University in England, reported the Winnipeg Free Press. Bailey, […]

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U of M home to new Monsanto Canada Breeding Centre

On Nov. 23, the University of Manitoba welcomed a new Monsanto Canada Breeding Centre. Meanwhile, protestors gathered on campus to oppose the opening. Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, relocated its Canadian corporate head office to the U of M in 2005, following the construction of a new office building. The new $12 million Monsanto […]

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UMSU wants to bring pub back to campus

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) presented a proposal for a student owned-and-operated pub to the university administration on Nov. 16. UMSU’s full-time office staff developed the proposal under the direction of the UMSU executives. UMSU president Heather Laube explained that the students’ union is interested in making the former Wise Guys space as […]

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Cubes everywhere!

The year is 1919, and the greatest minds of academia have unraveled the very secret of matter! In a triumph of logic, the arrangement of particles of matter — atoms — has been explained. These tiny particulates, through some force of adhesion, manage to compose the complex shapes and structures present in all the flora, […]

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