Yesterday’s News: Summer 1955

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm

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.

Yesterday’s News: Summer 1995

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

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.

Yesterday’s News: March 1967

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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.

Yesterday’s News: Spring 1947

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Bing Crosby hosted a McGill alumni event in 1947 while the University struggled to accommodate thousands of returning war veterans.

Yesterday’s News: Winter 1989-90

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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.”

Yesterday’s News: May 1970

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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.

Yesterday’s News: Winter 1919 (First Issue!)

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm

See how the first issue of the McGill News humourously reconnected McGill with its alumni following the interruption of the Great War.

Yesterday’s News: Fall 1931

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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.

Yesterday’s News: Spring 1980

Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Thirty years ago, the McGill News covered the installation of McGill’s new principal, 38-year-old family man David Johnston.