New St. John’s high school will have a daycare, replacing program at Booth

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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St. John’s new high school will have an on-site daycare for its students, replacing the daycare currently at Booth Memorial High. For the past 22 years, Booth has been the only school in the city to have a childcare centre for its student parents. The daycare has always been free for students of the school, […]


MUN announces location of 265 replacement parking spots, 430 lost today

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Memorial University has found space to replace 265 of the 430 parking spots that were lost today to the new science building. Two major parking lots were shut down on May 19 as construction began on the $325 million new facility. Lots 16 and 16A, west of the University Centre, are now out of commission. […]


MUN students shame admin, call for unity at tuition fee town hall

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Hundreds of impassioned students attended a town hall tonight to express their anger with MUN’s rising tuition fees. Some shamed MUN’s administration, others called for student unity, and many told their personal stories of financial struggle. Graduate and international students overwhelmingly said that money is tight enough as it is, and that increasing tuition would […]


Premier says MUN tuition freeze determined on year-to-year basis

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Premier Paul Davis says that MUN’s tuition freeze will be determined on a year-by-year basis, and makes no promises for 2016.  When asked if the government pressured MUN into increasing tuition for some students, Davis said that while pressuring may not be the right word, he has “asked people to do the right thing.” MUN […]


MUN to propose tuition increases; hikes won’t hit students until 2016

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Both MUN President and Minister Clyde Jackman say tuition increases MUN’s decision, not government’s At a senate meeting today, MUN President Gary Kachanoski discussed proposing a 30 per cent tuition hike for international and graduate students, as well as a 30 per cent increase in residence fees. The proposed increases would raise $6.7 million to […]


MUN president proposing $6.7 million in tuition increases: student union

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Student union says president steadfast on raising fees for international, grad, medical, and residence students MUN’s president will propose a 30 per cent tuition increase for international and graduate students and raise residence fees by $1.9 million, according to MUN’s student union. These increases, as well as unknown hikes in medical school fees, would result […]


MUN students protest tuition increases outside Board of Regents meeting

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Students protested outside MUN’s Board of Regents meeting yesterday, demanding that the university not raise tuition for international and graduate students. Around 20 to 30 students gathered outside the private meeting on MUN’s Grenfell campus. They held signs urging the board to refuse a 30 per cent increase in tuition fees, and spoke to board […]


MUN’s Grenfell campus getting dining hall of #StopAramark’s dreams

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Campus will have locally-owned food provider, optional meal plans MUN students in St. John’s, prepare to get jealous. Grenfell campus will soon be getting exactly the kind of food service the #StopAramark campaign demanded. MUN’s Grenfell campus in Corner Brook recently began renovations to its dining facilities, and in September will open a new dining […]


MUN putting heart defibrillators in every building on campus

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Memorial University is purchasing 60 new AEDs this summer in the hopes of preventing unnecessary deaths from cardiac arrest. The university is spending $88,200 to put is at least one AED in every building on campus, including Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute. An AED, or automated external defibrillator, delivers an electric shock to restart […]


MUN losing 400 parking spaces, not holding permit lottey

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Two parking lots gone as construction begins on new science building Parking will soon be even scarcer at Memorial University—400 parking spaces will be lost when construction begins on the new science building this May. Due to the loss there will not be a student parking lottery again this term. Starting on May 19, parking […]