“This year, every request sent for comment was directed to AMS President Alan Ehrenholz, even if he had nothing to do with the subject of the article.”
It is important to keep in mind that grades are just a number — you are worth more than your grades and whatever grade you receive does not define you as a student or a person.
This week, a councillor at the University of Manitoba Student Union introduced a motion to strip funding from the Manitoban, the 104-year-old student paper, over an opinion piece he disagreed with. Thankfully, after Manitoban staff and alumni spread the word and an article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, he withdrew it. Other papers aren’t so lucky.
Every year, the AMS elections take place and every year the voter turnout is shockingly low — especially in recent years.
Regardless, the annual AMS elections came and went and you missed a chance to have your say in who your future executives are.
As the Indian Residential Schools History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) opened yesterday at UBC, President Santa Ono apologized for the historical role UBC played in perpetuating the Indian Residential School system (IRSS).
After a lengthy court battle with the university over whether they should be required to release documents on broad-based admissions to The Ubyssey, the BC Court of Appeals ruled in favour of UBC in a decision issued April 13.
Ono quickly backpedaled, copying and pasting Simpson’s correction without adding anything of his own— and without addressing the questions raised by the series, for which he declined to be interviewed.
There’s the old saying that universities are microcosms for society, which is why they’re the ideal training ground for student journalists. We’d like to take it a step further. Universities are part of our society, and their decisions have real consequences for everyone in it.
If you’ve done this before, you’ll know that once rain and midterms set in, your promises of doing all of your readings and going to the mountains on the weekends will crumble faster than a Loafe scone.
But if Hamid wants a more engaged Council, it might be worth remembering that they are not— and should not be—a Board.
Whomever did it is probably really, really sorry for the work they created for that poor EUS first-year charged with cleaning it up.
Instead, after waiting the required 30 minutes before they can begin without quorum, the AMS then rushed through a huge series of reports while students helped themselves to the free food.
All we’re asking for is a few days to rest, catch up on sleep and, momentarily, not have to worry about the grind of classes.
“Recently, a mistake made by the University of Alberta’s (U of A) student paper The Gateway was met with a lawsuit from Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton-Griesbach Kerry Diotte on the grounds of defamation. In our view, a lawsuit is not a proportional response to an honest — and since-corrected — misstep. It’s also not good for freedom of speech and of the press.“