Student council has proclaimed the 2014-2015 school year as the year of Student’s Union Review. The Mount Allison’s Students’ Union is ”seeking opinions and feedback from members on its work thus far,” according to their website. MASU VP Communications Ryan Harley said council is seeking feedback on “anything and everything.” What is the ‘SU Review’? […]

The Atlantic International Studies Organization has always put undergraduates first. The organization is undergraduate-run. They fill their annual journal’s pages exclusively with undergraduate work. And on Nov. 2, four undergraduate students studying at Mount Allison University presented three internationally-focused summer research projects, taking up the majority of ATLIS’s mini-conference. The mini-conference previewed the organization’s plans […]

Justin Bourque: no parole for 75 years Justin Christien Bourque, 24, has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years after killing three RCMP officers and wounding two others in Moncton in June. The sentence is the harshest in Canada since the abolition of the death penalty in 1976, […]

In May 2014, Lauren Latour, a fourth-year environmental studies major, conducted a campus-wide audit to assess the status of Mount Allison’s environmental initiatives. The audit found a consistent reduction in the amount of food waste generated, as well as a general reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, largely due to changes in heating methods. On Oct. […]

Mount Allison University has found itself atop Maclean’s primarily undergraduate category for the 18th time. Robert Campbell, Mt. A’s university president and vice-chancellor, announced the first-place finish to members of the university community in an Oct. 29 email, saying, “I am delighted to inform you that Mount Allison has once again been ranked the No. […]

FREDERICTON (CUP) — It will soon become easier for post-secondary students to transfer their hard-earned credits between institutions across Canada. On Oct. 27, articulations and transfer councils from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick signed an agreement to pledge to facilitate and expand credit transfers between their post-secondary institutions. “The whole intent [of the […]

Sackville town councillors face raising taxes or cutting services if provincial funding continues to plummet. The province cut the town’s unconditional grant in half between the early nineties and two years ago; the province has halved it again since 2012. Because another decline in government funding is likely, council treasurer Michael Beal said he expects […]

Sackville activists received a morale boost last week when Maude Barlow, a leading figure in the environmental movement, stopped in Sackville for a dinner at Joey’s. Barlow has served as the Senior Advisor on Water to Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, the sixty-third President of the United Nations General Assembly. Now the chairperson of the Council of […]

Re-evaluation of Services (light purple) “If students don’t want something, I think we should cut it,” said Webster. MASU’s president already identified some of the problems with the current services being offered. “The bike co-op has been running for three years, students hardly use it, and the bikes are falling apart,” said Webster. “The whole […]

Mount Allison University and Mount Allison Students’ Union made substantial progress this week toward providing adequate mental health care. Starting on Oct. 22, a psychologist will be available to students every week by appointment.  On Oct. 22, Ron Byrne, vice-president of international and student affairs for Mount Allison, and Heather Webster, MASU president, announced a […]