Secrets of MUN’s quarter-candy machines revealed

Friday, March 6th, 2015
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There has long been a debate raging within the halls of Memorial University. It can be heard in hushed tones at the back of classrooms, or in fervent chatter at the UC bus stop. It is shouted across campus greens, and discussed quietly in society rooms. It has had its evidence, and it has had […]

 

New internship grant program for undergrads

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Students looking to grow within their field of study have been granted a new opportunity. Memorial will roll out its University Student Summer Internship Program (USSIP) in 2015, which allows students to engage in research projects as a work term during the spring semester. The program is a direct result of the university’s Strategic Research […]

 

No more gender segregation in Burton’s Pond apartments

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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MUN’s Burton’s Pond residences will have gender inclusive apartments starting this spring. The Burton’s Pond apartments consist of four bedrooms connected to a common kitchen and living area. Presently, apartments must house exclusively female or male residents. Come spring semester, however, students will be able to live with any person they choose—no matter the gender. […]

 

Sharp divide between candidates for MUNSU director of finance

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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Candidates debate Breezeway debt, communications policy, fraternities The candidates for MUN’s student union answered the public’s questions today at the annual elections debate. While most candidates took fairly similar stances, there was notable opposition between the candidates for director of finance and services: Daniel Escott and Sarah Shannon. The third student running for this position, […]

 

Following dropout, Robert Leamon acclaimed as director of external affairs

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Brendon Dixon has dropped out of the student union election race, leaving Robert Leamon as the acclaimed director of external affairs, communications, and research. Dixon, who currently serves as a director at large, says he is dropping out for academic and personal reasons. “At the end of the day the pressures of running for this […]

 

Meet the MUNSU executive candidates

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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The MUN Students’ Union elections are just around the corner–voting takes place on March 10 and 11. This year, four of the five executive positions are contested–a level of engagement that stands in stark contrast to the mostly-acclaimed executives of recent years. So before you cast your ballot, take the time to get to know […]

 

Meet the MUNSU non-exec candidates

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Meet your candidates for the five Director at Large positions on the MUNSU board of directors.  Jillian Chaisson Hello there. My name is Jillian Chaisson and I am currently in my third year here at MUN. If elected as one of the five positions for director at large I want to promote more of the tuition […]

 

Interview: McCurdy takes on NDP leadership race

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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After stepping down as president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union, Earle McCurdy is planning on taking his experiences within public life into the field of politics. McCurdy, a former editor-in-chief at the Muse, has put his name in as one of the three candidates for the leadership of the New Democratic Party […]

 

MUN to make midterm break a full week long

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Memorial University is on route to making its winter midterm break a full week long. Hold your horses now, students—you won’t be reaping those extra days off for another two years. Pending final senate approval, a weeklong winter break will come into effect in 2017. “This is a victory for students and it’s a victory […]

 

No acclaimed executive positions in MUNSU election

Friday, February 27th, 2015
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In a turnout unprecedented in recent years,  all five executive director positions are contested in this year’s student union election. To reiterate: there are no acclaimed  MUNSU exec positions. Two positions even feature a three-person race. This marks a dramatic shift in MUNSU’s election engagement. Last year only two executive positions were contested. In 2013, the […]