Letter: Think of those with mobility challenges when complaining about sidewalks

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

I was reading your Issue #10 of Volume 65 and felt obliged to comment on Michael Sullivan’s article “A pedestrian complaint.”  I moved to St. John’s from Halifax, NS, in January 2014. I was shocked at the state of the sidewalks here, not just following storms, but for most of the winter. Excepting downtown, sidewalks […]

 

NOUS sommes Charlie

Monday, January 12th, 2015

As a student from France, I would like to write today about what happened in France on January 7. Five days ago, my country was attacked. Three people shot the headquarters of a satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people died, among them, five famous cartoonists. Today we are all Charlie Hebdo; but after the emotion […]

 

Letter: NL needs MUN’s tuition freeze

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Just before we finished up our exams last semester Newfoundland and Labrador’s auditor general, Terry Paddon, recommended a review of MUN’s tuition fee freeze, specifically noting the increase in enrolment of out-of-province and international students studying at MUN – as though that is a bad thing. In a province with a rapidly declining youth population […]

 

Letter: In response to “MUN should help lower textbook costs”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

By David M. Tulett, Ph.D Associate Professor Faculty of Business Read original article here I read with interest Michael Sullivan’s piece in the Muse about textbooks. I think that the prices are very high, and I’ve done something about it. As you have suggested, I have searched the web for free books. For some courses, […]

 

A call to get involved in MUNSU

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Brendon Dixon is a Director at Large on MUN’s Students’ Union board of directors Coming from outside the province, I know firsthand how difficult it is to adapt to a new set of surroundings. Attending a post-secondary school for the first time isn’t always the easiest transition to make. Maybe you have made tons of […]

 

Letter: Director of Counselling Centre responds to Abortion and Mental Health Talk controversy

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Read the Muse‘s story on this issue here: http://themuse.ca/2014/10/02/post-abortion-mental-health-talk-renders-backlash-on-campus/ Dear Editor, Recently concerns have been raised about several campus presentations on the topic of post-abortion care provided by American psychiatrist Dr. Martha Shuping. Questions have since been raised about Memorial University Counselling Centre’s philosophy and practices with respect to women’s reproductive rights. The Counselling Centre is, and always has […]

 

Letter: Faculty/Staff criticize post-abortion mental health lecture

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Read the Muse‘s coverage of this issue here: http://themuse.ca/2014/10/02/post-abortion-mental-health-talk-renders-backlash-on-campus/ Dear Dr. Cornish, We write in response to the Counselling Centre’s co-sponsorship, along with two campus groups, of an event featuring guest speaker, Martha Shuping.  We are troubled by the Counselling Centre’s support of Dr. Shuping’s visit on two grounds. First, we question the merit of Dr. Shuping’s […]

 

Letter: Emergency preparedness at MUN

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

A response to the following op-ed: http://themuse.ca/2014/09/05/what-do-we-do-in-case-of-emergency-mun-needs-to-emphasize-campus-safety-op-ed/ Holly Tobin is an Emergency Management Analyst with  Risk and Administrative Services at MUN On behalf of the various departments at Memorial University that play a role in emergency preparedness and response, I am writing in response to the article “What do we do in case of emergency?” published […]

 

A Response to the Herald: Homophobic letter in local magazine stands to harm LGBTQ community

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The author writes as a representative of Western Pride NL. Matt Barber’s “The Coming Christian Revolt,” a letter to the editor featured in the Newfoundland Herald, rallies Christians to resist LGBT rights as a part of a wider struggle against evil. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should not tolerate the Herald’s decision to publish this piece and, […]

 

Letter: Celebrating a monumental goal

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Tens of thousands of signatures on petitions, post-cards, and emails; countless lobby meetings; days of action and rallies; sound research; and politicians that are willing to work with youth and turn our recommendations into policy. The recipe for the most accessible system of post-secondary education in Canada isn’t an easy one. It takes years of […]