Board of Re­gents at­tempt­ing dam­age con­trol

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - Michael Hinchey Fac­ulty of en­gi­neer­ing Me­mo­rial Uni­ver­sity

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.

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