Student says MUN’s dining hall has put her in hospital several times

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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The raw neglect of MUN’s dining services Imagine sitting down to eat after a day of classes and biting into what you quickly discover is a raw pork chop. Now imagine confronting a manager with this health violation, only to receive a hollow apology, and an even less meaningful promise that such issues will be […]

 

CFS says Canada could be student debt free by eliminating RESPs, tuition tax credits

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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The federal government could eliminate all student loans without spending a cent, according to a report released yesterday by the Canadian Federation of Students. The report recommends eliminating the Registered Education Savings Plan, student loans, and tuition tax credits, and instead redistributing this funding into national need-based student grants. “RESPs and education-related tax credits disproportionately […]

 

Hundreds of MUN students rally to ‘Stop Aramark’

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Bad food, few options, and questionable cleanliness is not worth over $4,000 a year—that seemed to be the consensus of last night’s #StopAramark meeting at Memorial University. More than 150 students packed the Inco Centre lecture theatre on March 25 to discuss food services in the MUN dining hall. The students’ union hosted the meeting […]

 

CEQ response rates cut in half after moving online

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Did you fill out your course evaluation questionnaires last semester? Chances are, probably not. Since the CEQs moved online in 2013, only around 30 per cent of students have been completing them. The CEQs are a short survey through which students can rate aspects of their MUN courses and give anonymous feedback. Students beyond their […]

 

Author Eden Robinson to visit St. John’s

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Award winning Aboriginal author and activist Eden Robinson is coming to St. John’s later this month as the final stop of a series of workshops held all over the province.  Robinson is visiting St. John’s as well as other parts of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Come From Away series, put on by […]

 

Psychiatrist finally hired at MUN Counselling Centre

Friday, March 20th, 2015

After two semesters without, Memorial University will finally have a psychiatrist at its Counselling Centre. The university signed a contract with Dr. Leslie Wheeler on March 19. Wheeler currently works at the Janeway specializing in young adult psychiatric care. Referrals from physicians are now being accepted and she will begin working on April 1. MUN did not […]

 

World Down Syndrome Day 2015

Friday, March 20th, 2015

On the twenty-first day of the third month, the world celebrates Trisomy 21, a condition more commonly known as Down Syndrome. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 2012, World Down Syndrome Day is an opportunity to learn about Down syndrome and the lives of those living with it. It is a celebration of not […]

 

Syphilis outbreak in Newfoundland

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Eastern Health warns that there is an outbreak of infectious syphilis in Eastern Newfoundland. Since January 2014, there have been 41 confirmed cases in the region. As of March 11, there have already been 15 cases of infectious syphilis confirmed in 2015. Most of these recent cases were found in males engaging in same-sex intercourse. Alicia Cox, […]

 

MUN women’s basketball coach Doug Partridge fired after 22 years

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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The Memorial women’s Sea-Hawks basketball team may be competing for a playoff spot next season, but long-time coach Doug Partridge will not be joining them. The university announced Thursday that they have parted ways with Partridge after a rollercoaster season that involved a pair of high profile suspensions for the bench boss. Despite sending shockwaves […]

 

Ten per cent of students elect new MUNSU executive

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Around ten per cent of students cast their ballots for the new students’ union executive, slightly less than last year’s vote count. While the executive winners all won comfortably, some of the lower board positions came down a handful of votes. In the three-way race for director of finance and services, current engineering rep Sarah […]