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Without quorum, no motions passed at ICSS AGM

The Innis College Student Society (ICSS) held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, yet was unable to hit quorum. With 31 members in attendance and 25 proxies, it was a considerable drop in attendance from last year’s 95 members. Because the obligatory 75 members was not met in order to hit quorum, no motions were…

GENERATION SUBSCRIPTION – Andrew Coyne at Innis

Postmedia Columnist Andrew Coyne makes his case for subscription-based journalism at the 2017 Harold Innis Lecture. Postmedia columnist and CBC At Issue panellist Andrew Coyne says that the story of the newspaper industry’s death is greatly exaggerated. Instead, he told a crowd of 214 Innis alumni and guests at an event last Tuesday that the…

News Amnesia

We need to talk about the 24-hour news cycle. With the increase in connectivity that we’ve seen in the last few decades, news organizations had to respond to the fast-paced environment and be able to provide compelling, immediate stories for audience consumption. In theory, this sounds great. To the audience, this should mean minute-by-minute updates…

The carbon tipping point

The American election and its subsequent results have seen extensive coverage in the media. With all the attention towards what can only be described as the most well-covered circus the world has ever seen, some serious events that have taken place in the last few months have gone unnoticed and underreported. One such circumstance took…

On President Trump’s immigration ban

Protests broke out in airports across the United States after it was announced that President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The order limits the entry of Syrian refugees and curtails the admission of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East…