A recent CBC article revealed Mount Allison had 14 sexual assault complaints in the last five years and sparked a discussion in the Mt. A community about what that really means.
In response to the CBC article, which reported that Mt. A had the second- highest number of sexual assaults per capita, university vice-president Ron Byrne sent an email to students that said the report drew “unsubstantiated conclusions.” It also stated the article provided an opportunity... read more
Divest MTA participated in Global Divestment Day for the second year in a row. The initiative aims to pressure institutions to remove their investments from the fossil fuel industry. Divest MTA organized initiatives to foster support, build awareness and send a clear message to the university that they want to make fossil fuel divestment a reality at Mount Allison.
Last year, the bulk of the initiatives focused on building awareness around the issue, said one of... read more
If Sackville’s blue-green garbage system confuses you, a new study shows you may not be alone. Eco-Action conducted a study suggesting many Mount Allison students do not understand the waste management system used on campus.
Of the 236 students surveyed, 38 per cent “simply do not understand” the system, and 90 per cent said the university’s provision of education was “inadequate.”
“I sort of understand the general idea of it, but I don’t really... read more
After a drawn-out election cycle, Mount Allison students elected Dylan Wooley-Berry as the Mount Allison Students’ Union’s president for the 2015-2016 academic year.
An error in the ballot setup, omitting the option for voters to abstain in the second round, made the results of the first election invalid. According to MASU bylaws, voting must be held under a preferential voting system, which entails that voters should be able to vote for one candidate and abstain... read more