Rob Ford dies March 22, age 46 Infamous former Toronto mayor Rob Ford died of cancer March 22 at 46 years old. In 2014 Ford was diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma in his abdomen, forcing him to drop his bid for re-election as mayor of Toronto. Ford became famous  following multiple scandals, including public intoxication, the […]

League appoints executive director to develop initiatives On Feb. 22, Katie Edwards, professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University, was appointed executive director of the U4 League. In 2013, Mount Allison joined Acadia, St. Francis Xavier and Bishop’s universities to form the U4 League. The alliance was initiated with the long-term intention of promoting […]

Socially responsible investment recommendations presented to Senate Members of DivestMTA presented a draft motion on socially responsible investment (SRI) to the university Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 16. A motion for a statement of support regarding SRI was carried unanimously at the Mount Allison Students’ Union council meeting the previous day, with one abstention from MASU […]

Administration responds to implications of provincial budget at town hall meetings: Mount Allison University could face a $1.1-million deficit in the 2016-17 year, according to an outlook provided by university budget manager Chris Milner last week. In Milner’s budget outlook, a 2-per-cent tuition increase for all students was calculated, though no decisions have been made […]

UN holds emergency summit after North Korea launches missile On Sunday, Feb. 7, the United Nations held an emergency meeting following the launching of a missile by North Korea that morning. Pyongyang officials say the missile was a successful attempt to send a satellite into orbit. The launch has been condemned by the international community […]

HST hike and cuts to civil service prominent in provincial budget On February 2, the provincial government released its 2016-17 budget. In an address to the legislative assembly, Finance Minister Roger Melanson outlined the implications of the new budget in terms of savings, revenue, and the protection of healthcare and education. Facing a disparate economic […]

Mt. A’s senate committee re-evaluates system for distribution credits Next academic year will see a major change in Mount Allison’s distribution requirements. The University Senate’s Academic Matters Committee – chaired by the dean of arts, Dr. Hans vanderLeest – has been developing a new distribution model which aims to ensure breadth in each student’s degree […]