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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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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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The rise of nativism in NL politics

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Our provincial and post-secondary leaders are playing with a dangerous idea.

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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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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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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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Post-secondary policy: one step forward or two steps back?

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Accessible post-secondary education is a policy to which this province must affirm its commitment

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A cut worth celebrating

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The elimination of student loans in this province is a momentous achievement. Let’s remember just how momentous it is.

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How your university works

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A day in the life of your university administration…

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A not-so-public battle for a very public good

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Quebec students are engaged in a ferocious defense of Canadian values

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Improving access to education for all

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Education is a right. No matter where you live.

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