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We need solidarity now more than ever

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“Power goes to two poles – to those who’ve got the money and those who’ve got the people.” — Saul Alinsky May 1st marks May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, when countless workers across the globe take to the streets to commemorate the sacrifice and struggle of a strong labour movement that faced state-sanctioned violence to bring us the 8-hour work day, wages, benefits, and safe working environments, while continuing to hold institutions and governments accountable in what shouldn’t be an uphill battle for fair working conditions and living wages but often is. As a student at Memorial University for the past six years, I am no stranger to the immense contribution workers on our campus make, to allow students to learn in a safe and supportive environment. Despite the crumbling infrastructure due to years of upper level mismanagement, a profound amount of effort goes into keeping classrooms,…

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Driving women out

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How MUN’s reliance on contract labour is creating a hostile environment for female professors.

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The hidden costs of exploiting contract faculty

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Universities’ growing reliance on the exploitation of contract faculty erodes institutions of higher learning, and MUN is no different.

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What education is worth

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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.

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Seize back our University

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Faculty members call for MUN administrators and government to renew their commitment to the public university.

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MUN community must unite against provincial government’s austerity

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Questionable strategy, fractured university community means everyone loses.

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No, it does not cost $26K to educate a student

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In the fight over post-secondary funding, incorrect math is being used for political purposes.

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Fishers need dialogue, not explanations

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Scientists don’t need to do a better job of explaining themselves to fishers — they need to do a better job of listening to them.

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Poster campaign at MUN targets government over Muskrat Falls

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“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.

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How parking drives automobility and harms us along the way

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As the province undertakes climate change consultations, the Pokémon Go craze and a story about a bike-using professional recycler should make us think twice about how parking provision and parking laws underpin a world engineered to isolate people from each other and the effects of our everyday actions.

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Open Letter to Minister Gerry Byrne on his recent comments concerning part-time students

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“Part-time students should not be punished for making the decisions necessary for themselves and their families to survive and to have a chance at a better future.”

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Calling for ethical and financial prudence

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Divest MUN is asking Memorial University to make its divest from fossil fuels.

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United Church to divest from fossil fuels

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Global movement grows in Canada’s faith community, strengthening the call to combat climate change on moral and ethical grounds.

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Learning from “leadgate”

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Memorial University’s decision to close when faced with the possibility of lead in its drinking water was entirely sound. Now that the immediate risks have been addressed, what can MUN officials and the rest of us learn from the apparent crisis?

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Pollution in China, therefore Fracking. Wait… what?

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N.L. fracking review panelist Maurice Dusseault gave a funny — and awkward — speech at Memorial University recently.

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Students, faculty vow to fight MUN fee hikes

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In the wake of a vote to raise tuition and residence fees for certain students attending Memorial University, the Canadian Federation of Students, its member unions and allies say they will strengthen the fight for accessible education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Masters of mediocrity

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Why is our government so determined to hide out in the middle of the pack?

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Further fee hikes looming for red-haired, green-eyed students

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Parties compete to “clarify” policy statements.

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Sacrifice and the public university

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When people talk about shared sacrifice, it’s rarely anything of the sort.

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MUN’s purpose, direction questioned as fee hikes loom

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Between the provincial government’s April 30 funding cuts to Memorial University and a July 10 MUN Board of Regents vote that could see significant tuition and residence fee increases for many students, a conversation is emerging about the whole reason the university exists in the first place.

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