MUN Library website gets new design

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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After years of the same look, the MUN Libraries website has debuted a new design for the Winter 2015 semester. In preparation for the headaches of students who may find themselves lost, the website has launched a section entitled “Where’d My Stuff Go,” a before-and-after guide of where most of the crucial sections of the […]

 

The MuseFeed (Issue 9)

Monday, January 26th, 2015

  Target misses the mark Target, the American retail corporation, announced this past Thursday that it will be stopping operations with all 133 stores across the country (including the one on Stavanger Drive next to Costco) due to weak sales from its launch in 2013. With this announcement, 17,500 employees will be laid off in […]

 

Big changes to B.A. core requirements

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Only one mandatory English course, Numeracy/Science requirement eliminated Arts students may now have an easier time graduating on time–for the first time since 1997, MUN’s Senate has approved changes to the Bachelor of Arts core requirements. The changes include scrapping the Humanities and Social Science requirements in favour new “Breadth of Knowledge” requirement, which allows […]

 

Better than Tiffany’s, it’s Breakfast at Bitters

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Students of MUN rejoice — Bitters is now serving breakfast! Monday January 19, I was up with the sun and eager for some eats on campus. I entered the graduate pub and was greeted by an empty restaurant save the cheery staff exclaiming, “Are you here for breakfast?!” The fine patrons of Bitters are just […]

 

MUN bans firearms on campus

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

In an overturn of a decision made in 2013, Memorial University officials have chosen to ban the presence of firearms across its campuses. The decision comes in response to intense pressures from student groups and administration. A ruling from 2013 exempted on-duty and uniformed police officers from having to leave their holsters at home. However, […]

 

Students demand free parking at MUN

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Students at Memorial University are demanding better parking on campus. Nearly 1,000 people have signed a petition to make parking in non-permit areas free for all students. The petition comes after MUN’s recent announcement that they will not hold a draw for on-campus parking permits this winter due to a lack of available parking spaces. […]

 

MUN increasing campus Wi-Fi access

Saturday, January 10th, 2015
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You may actually get a Wi-Fi signal in the Engineering Building this semester—over the next two months, Memorial University will be installing several new wireless access points across campus. After an assessment of the Wi-Fi dead spots on campus, as well as consultations with students, administration says it will install and update several wireless access […]

 

The MuseFeed: Issue 8

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The doctor is in? MUN may finally be hiring a new psychiatrist, following the decision not to rehire a psychiatrist on salary at the Counselling Centre last semester. The Counselling Centre’s director says a new psychiatrist has expressed interest, and contract negotiations are currently underway. Dal suspends dentistry students Dalhousie University has suspended 13 dentistry […]

 

Opting out of insurance should be less painful this term

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

If you were frustrated with MUNSU’s health and dental insurance opt-out procedure last semester you were not alone. This Fall, MUN’s student union was overwhelmed with students caught up in complications with the once-simple process. But opting out of insurance should be easier this semester; the union is switching its procedure to one similar to […]

 

Tuition freeze queries, sloppy paperwork, and run-down buildings

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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The auditor general’s report raises some troubling findings The auditor general made headlines this December, when he suggested a review of Memorial University’s tuition freeze. The tuition freeze was implemented in 2005, allowing students at Memorial to pay the lowest undergraduate tuition in the country at around $2,631 a year. However, Auditor General Terry Paddon […]