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 […]

 

Letter: Drover is wrong when it comes to the freeze

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should be proud to have the lowest tuition fees in Canada. The rest of country should take note of the benefits the policy has had on your province and our governments should follow suit. Where I live, in Nova Scotia, students pay some of the highest tuition fees in the country and […]

 

Letters: Yes, Newfoundland and Labrador does need the tuition freeze

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

It seems inconceivable that anyone looking at the available research would question the benefit of a tuition freeze in Newfoundland and Labrador. The idea that the taxpayers of Newfoundland and Labrador are subsidizing the education of individuals from other provinces or countries with no benefit to this province, and that tuition fees do not act […]

 

Letter to the Editor: Sullivan is wrong when it comes to copyright

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Copyright ownership and the licensing of intellectual property is an economic benefit to any writer. Not all writers have their necessities of life covered off by what Mr. Sullivan would consider “gainful” employment, or by marrying well. Even if they all had other jobs, or married well, writers deserve more than a “thank you, sir” […]

 

Letter: “Tell Us Your #DarkNL story.”

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

I arrived in St. John’s on December 31. It was 12:30am. As soon as I came outside of the airport, I found everywhere was white mountains. There was no one in the street, and it very silent—even no dogs around. I was just surprised and a bit scared. The next morning, the power was gone […]