McGill student newspaper drops “McGill” from its name

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McGill University’s student newspaper has officially removed “McGill” from its name to distance itself from the colonial legacy of the school’s founder James McGill. The McGill Tribune will now publish under the name The Tribune in what it refers to as an important step towards reconciliation and decolonization. A statement from The Tribune emphasized that the newspaper will also integrate practices to create a safe environment for Black, Indigenous, and racialized students and faculty. This will include creating more avenues for community engagement and incorporating more diverse perspectives into the newspaper’s journalism. Editorial leadership have also called upon the university to reconsider the relationship with its namesake, contending that the name “McGill” perpetuates ties to colonialism and oppression.

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