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  • Robert Campbell takes in the administration’s draft budget presentation at Tuesday’s senate meeting. Mt. A’s budget gap grew to nearly $1-million when the provincial government announced it would freeze tuition and university operating grants last week. Chris Donovan/Argosy.
    Surprise provincial freezes leave Mt. A short $1-million
    by Tyler Stuart - 7 months 3 weeks ago

    Mount Allison is scrambling to plug an almost $1-million hole in its budget after the New Brunswick government announced its plans to freeze tuition and operating grants to its universities.

    The university’s administration had to throw out the draft budget it had prepared for an April 7 debut in a senate meeting.

    Now, without $982,000 in tuition and grant funding it had planned on, Mt. A is racing the clock to cut its $45-million dollar... read more

  • Posters that appeared in the student centre were meant to give the movement for a new minor recognition and student support. Adrian Kiva/Argosy.
    Minor might be on the books in 2016
    by Cameron McIntyre - 7 months 3 weeks ago

    A blitz of posters covering the banisters of the student centre has put the movement to get an Indigenous Studies minor on the map. Before the posters appeared, approval of the minor was stuck in committee and Mount Allison’s Aboriginal Support Group, which initially proposed the program, had gone weeks without an update. Less than a week after the posters went up, Mount Allison’s Students’ Union unanimously passed a motion to support the program’s creation. The Aboriginal Support... read more

  • Students are appreciative of the natural light in the new art building. Chris Donovan/Argosy.
    Campus’s new building is loved but has flaws
    by Jean-Sébastien Comeau - 7 months 3 weeks ago

    Students and faculty in the fine arts  are happy to have found a new home in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, despite still settling into the new space.

    “It’s a lot more work-conducive space,” said fourth-year fine arts student Krista Gunn. “We’ve got a lot more natural light, a lot more room to spread out and a lot more room for larger installation projects.”

    “Having come from the basement of Hart Hall where the sculpture studio used to... read more

  • Alex Francheville works on a wood sculpture in his studio, which he affectionately refers to as ‘The Vault.’ Chris Donovan/Argosy.
    Moments of ‘beauty and ugliness’
    by Michael Dover - 7 months 3 weeks ago

    Alex Francheville opened the door to his Bridge Street apartment and led me through a tiny kitchen toward his bedroom. He gestured at a heavy door with peeling paint hidden behind the bed.

    “Check out the Vault,” he said. “It’s where I’ve been doing a lot of my work this semester.”

    He led me into the dingy room with exposed wooden beams and dim lighting. At the back sat a wooden tool bench where Francheville works on the base of his latest... read more

  • Samantha Bixby (centre) celebrates after the show with the cast and crew of Skipper.  Adrian Kiva/Argosy.
    Bixby tells family story through theatre
    by Amanda Cormier - 7 months 3 weeks ago

    When fourth-year Mount Allison drama student Samantha Bixby was four years old, her grandfather was involved in a car accident which left him quadriplegic. Last week, she brought his story to the Motyer-Fancy Theatre stage with a play called Skipper, which she jointly directed with Cordula Quint.

    Bixby wrote the play throughout her independent study course in drama this past year.

    “I’ve always been interested in doing something with this... read more