Former Habs player brings multi-campus course to Memorial

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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This winter semester, Memorial will take part in a unique experiment, as a prominent Canadian teaches a course that simultaneously engages students across the country. Politician and former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden will teach “Making the Future,” next term—not just at MUN, but at five universities across Canada. Dryden will move from campus to campus […]

 

Improving campus wifi “top priority,” says administration

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Students aren’t the only ones having problems with stu—one of Memorial University’s top administrators agrees the campus wireless network is inadequate, and says changes are on the way. The unreliability of MUN’s primary wifi network, stu, is no secret; recently, students have started an online petition demanding improved Internet services (Story here). Over the past […]

 

One remaining NL team in Comedy Coup’s Top 15

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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More cuts have been made to the ongoing comedy competition hosted by the CBC. What started with more than 200 entrants with dreams of taking their projects to a national level has now been whittled away to just 15 remaining teams with only one of NL’s own nine still going strong. Not bad in comparison […]

 

MUN Social Justice class tackles issues of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Friday, November 21st, 2014

A Social Justice class at MUN has created a short film on missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, which is screening this evening. The film, Beginning with Our Voices, aims to inform viewers about the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, while also highlighting the ignorance surrounding this issue and […]

 

Hot-headed MUN coach remorseful for aggression towards player

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Doug Partridge agrees it is time to tone it down To say that Memorial women’s basketball head coach Doug Partridge is ‘intense’ may be a bit of an understatement. Partridge, who has been at the helm of Sea-Hawks ladies basketball for over two decades, found himself in hot water recently after verbally remonstrating a player […]

 

MUN students fundraise in honour of deceased classmate

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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After the tragic death of MUN student Sara March, friends and classmates are coming together to fundraise for a scholarship in her memory. Sara March, 20, was killed in a car crash on the Outer Ring Road on November 2. March was in her third year of university, studying Biochemistry (Nutrition) with a minor in […]

 

A conversation with Elizabeth May

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Green Party leader talks party politics, environmental policy and terrorism Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was in St. John’s last week to promote her new memoir, Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada. After reading some excerpts and signing copies, she spoke with the Muse about her views, her party, and the upcoming […]

 

MUN athletes start charity focused athlete apparel business

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Noel Moffatt and Robert Hickman want to help fund underprivileged kids in sport As a member of the MUN men’s Sea-Hawks basketball team, Noel Moffatt knows all too well the value sports have for children. Moffatt and fellow athlete Robert Hickman founded Athlete Aid Apparel this year, selling athletic wear and giving their profits to […]

 

A crash course in kinky consent

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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When Jian Ghomeshi left the CBC, he took to Facebook and claimed that they had fired him for being kinky. The initial outpouring of fans and public figures who spoke out in defence of Ghomeshi thought what he said was true—a  corporation would fire someone if they found out they were into BDSM. The fact […]

 

Petition launched to “fix stu”

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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The administrator of Spotted At MUN has taken up a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of many students: fixing stu. Stu, MUN’s primary Internet network, has been a common source of complaint and ridicule on the Spotted At MUN Facebook page. It is known amongst the MUN community as being notoriously […]