From the Editor’s Desk (Issue 1)

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Hello, and welcome back to the uni-verse! It was long and lovely summer—even if you stayed in town But we’re all a bit tired of carefree nights and flip flops, right? Right. So welcome back to school! If you’re new to MUN, we extend an especially warm welcome. We even have a special orientation feature […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Thanks that was fun

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

And so ends my time as Editor-in-Chief at the Muse. I want to thank each and every one of you. Thank you for reading, for writing letters, for writing articles, and for making these two years fantastic. Most EICs do only a one-year term, due to the stress associated with the job, and needing to […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Welcome to MUNSU—where the democracy is made up and the votes don’t matter

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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You read last week that Chris Russell, a candidate for the Director at Large position, was disqualified for so-called “slating.” Last week, I wrote that MUNSU needs to change its position on both slating and acclamations in order to increase its legitimacy. This week, I’ll focus on the Russell case and how it completely undermines […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Vote of confidence and slating a must for MUNSU

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Two elements of the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Students’ Union (MUNSU) must be examined in the next elections committee review. MUNSU must re-evaluate its position on both acclamation and slating. Starting with acclamations, at present if one person runs for a board position they are acclaimed—the position is given to them simply for gathering a […]

 

A note for sick note policy formulation at MUN

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

MUN is currently re-evaluating its sick note policy after changes brought forth by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA). You can read about that in the news section this week, but I’d like to take the time to make a plea to the university evaluating this policy—consider the student an adult, not a child […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Simplifying this year’s MUNSU election

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Rational choice theorists say in some cases, it’s irrational to vote and it’s irrational to keep up to date on policy and legislative issues. It’s a lot of work to perform both and in a lot of cases, the potential outcomes don’t differ all that much. With that in mind, we’ve decided to try and […]

 

Run for your students’ union—please

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

I am begging of you, fellow students, please don’t make us have to cover a non-contested election again. Last year, four of the five executive director positions of Memorial University Students’ Union (MUNSU) were acclaimed, meaning they just got the job because they wrote their name down and got the required amount of signatures—not due […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Time to start thinking

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Somehow, already, the midterm break is upon us. Is it just me or does the Winter semester go much faster than the Fall semester, when things are new and fresh? The Winter semester is the time to think about what new and fresh things you want to do in the coming year. Using the midterm […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Non-stop news and the importance of media

Friday, January 31st, 2014

There has been no better month in Newfoundland history to work in journalism. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but this is a column and not a news piece so it’s okay. January 2014 is certainly a month that many journalists will not soon forget. In mere hours one major news story would became irrelevant as another would […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Giving credit to MUN

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

It would appear that we are finally through the worst of #DarkNL—knock on wood. Unfortunately, between all the storms and blackouts, many organizations were left with quite a mess, Memorial included. To MUN’s credit, they have handled it extremely well. Unlike our provincial government, MUN’s communications have been top notch throughout the month. While they […]