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Headlines for Oct. 3, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 03 2017

Globe and Mail
‘Reconciliation must succeed,’ Julie Payette says as new Governor-General

Reconciliation is one of the top priorities for the 53-year-old former astronaut as she begins her tenure as the 29th Governor-General of Canada.

Globe and Mail
Editorial: Massey professor showed terrible judgment, but the response was worse

A senior fellow at a University of Toronto college made a stupid and hurtful racial comment to a black student last week and has been drummed out of his position.

How 5 Ottawans are dealing with crushing student debt

According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian university graduate finishes school with more than $26,000 in student debt.

Peterborough Examiner
Trent University outlines philanthropy on eve of largest donation

The $50-million, decade-long Unleash the Potential campaign is now winding down – although an exact end date has yet to be determined.

Laurentian University strike enters second week, administration says new offer on table

Increased workload is an issue, says the union, while the university says salary and pensions are on the table.

Hamilton Spectator
‘Our city deserves better’: Goal renewed to stop huge Mac student parties

McMaster University is calling on its students to “do better” and vowed to work harder to prevent a repeat of a weekend party that saw more than 2,000 students take over a street.

Are meteorites the origin of life? ‘Warm ponds’ theory gets a boost

The building blocks of life could have formed RNA as ponds dried up and re-formed in wetter times.

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