The debate on tuition and fees at Memorial has, at its core, the larger problem of the commodification of education. The fight for education as a right is a crucial struggle.
As the prospect of tuition fee increases looms once again, absent from dialogue among politicians and academic administrators is a more crucial understanding of the role of post-secondary education in people’s lives and society.
There’s a deeper psychological play at work in the current response to our economic situation, one which threatens countless families and individuals across the province and which is actively being used to counter human potential.
Divest MUN is asking Memorial University to make its divest from fossil fuels.
On July 4 Canadians will take to the streets in one of the biggest national days of action to date to deliver a clear message: change must happen now.