Board of Regents attempting damage control
The Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union student who resigned from the Board of Regents suggested that the administration has influence over the board. The administration has now called for a review of the board by a consultant.
It is not in the mandate of the administration to call for such a review, especially since its behaviour has been questioned. It is the respon- sibility of the government to initiate such a review. The move by the administration seems like damage control. The present membership of the board is narrowly focused and cannot truly represent the interests of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
For the sake of MUN and the province, all of the current board members should be replaced. According to Article 28 of the MUN Act, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador has the power to do that. The new board members should represent a broad spectrum of the people from the province.
Also, as suggested by MUNFA, faculty and staff at MUN should be allowed on the board.