This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.
MRU in the news
A candid look at the heyday of professional wrestling – Bret Hart, alumnus, honorary degree recipient. Story from Associated Press ran in Sunday, July 15 New York Times print edition.
Students/experts/alum in the news
Who earns minimum wage in Alberta? About 100,000 more people than there used to be: https://mru.ca/7560 (CBC News – Jorden Dye, student)
United Conservative Party faces difficult weekend: https://mru.ca/bdd (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Duane Bratt, faculty)
UCP nominee drama a sign of larger candidate-vetting problem in politics: MRU prof: https://mru.ca/fa3f (Star Metro Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Todd Beasley defends anti-Muslim Facebook posts after removal from Brooks-Medicine Hat UCP nomination: https://mru.ca/5112 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Pilot dies as ‘amateur built’ helicopter crashes southeast of Calgary: https://mru.ca/655 (CBC News – Jason Arthur, staff)\
This week in Canadian politics: https://mru.ca/319 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)
Also worth noting
PCs to order remaining striking York U education staff back to work: https://mru.ca/1a21 (Toronto Star)
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