Charles P. Larson, MDCM’36, a pioneer in forensic crime fighting, established a unique dynasty of McGill alumni, and W.C Fields turned up in the Redpath Library.
In seeking a labour-saving way to gather data, Alan Emtage, BSc’87, MSc’91, created the world’s first search engine, a pre-Web forerunner of Yahoo! and Google.
Montreal’s Expo’67 attracted tourists from around the world. The man in charge of overseeing some of the exhibition’s biggest challenges was Robert Shaw, BEng’33.
Bing Crosby hosted a McGill alumni event in 1947 while the University struggled to accommodate thousands of returning war veterans.
The late Kate McGarrigle, BSc’69, one of Canada’s most loved musicians, said McGill gave her “the confidence to thumb my nose at people and write songs regardless of what they might think.”
Back in1970, the McGill News surveyed the growing popularity of recreational drugs among students. Also, the McGill Daily’s founding editor delivered some shocking news about the Red Baron.
See how the first issue of the McGill News humourously reconnected McGill with its alumni following the interruption of the Great War.
The Fall 1931 issue of the News included a report made by principal Sir Arthur Currie that led to the successful building of a gym, despite the hard financial times.
Thirty years ago, the McGill News covered the installation of McGill’s new principal, 38-year-old family man David Johnston.