MRU Media

MRU Media: 07/10/2020

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Dawn Farrell named Mount Royal University’s first chancellor: (Calgary Herald – Dawn Farrell, Chancellor; Alex Pourbaix, Chrair of BOG; Tim Rahilly, President)

Open letter to MRU signed by hundreds calls for more action against racism as school president pledges change: (CBC News –  Ayah Ali Abdalla, student; Tim Rahilly, President)

Open letter asks MRU to address systemic racism: (CBC Radio News –  Ayah Ali Abdalla, student; Tim Rahilly, President)

Concordia University of Edmonton expanding portfolio of online programs, partnership with MRU: (Edmonton Journal – Brad Mahon, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Opinion: A Generation at Risk: Remote schooling fails to provide social supports to students: (Calgary Herald, Vancouver Province – Christina Tortorelli, faculty)

Islander Noah Lewis awarded Raptors scholarship: (Victoria Times Colonist – Noah Lewis, alumnus, staff)

Exchange that led to MLA being ejected from Alberta Legislature under review: (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

MLA’s rejection criticized: (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Ontario students want tuition slashed as universities and colleges go online during pandemic: (CTV News)

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