Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Town staff quickly re-paint Sackville ‘pride’ crosswalks to fix pink & green

Controversy erupted on social media this week after Sackville’s mayor, deputy mayor and four councillors joined representatives from Mount Allison University and an LGBTQ advocate to put the finishing touches on one of three rainbow crosswalks. The crosswalks, on Main … Continue reading

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Three new names announced for Sackville Arts Wall

The Sackville Arts Wall Committee has announced its 2017 inductees. The late musician and dancer Mary Connelly, artist and photographer Thaddeus Holownia and singer-songwriter Julie Doiron are joining the distinguished writers, performers and artists whose photos and biographies are displayed … Continue reading

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Councillor Aiken warns Lyme disease poses serious threat in Sackville area

Town Councillor Ron Aiken is urging people in the Sackville area to be careful about ticks when they’re outdoors in the woods or in grassy areas. During last night’s town council meeting, Aiken, who is a Mount Allison University biology … Continue reading

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Graffiti reflects anger at Mt. A. as university searches for new president

A prominent activist at Mount Allison says the graffiti messages, “Decolonize” and “Enough Lip Service,” spray-painted last night outside the university library, reflect students’ frustrations at what they see as the administration’s inadequate response to their demands for fundamental changes. … Continue reading

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Emotions run high as Mt. A students step up protest against university ties to fossil fuels

The upper floor of the Mount Allison administration building rang with songs, chants and laughter today after more than 50 students moved in seeking a face-to-face meeting with university president Robert Campbell. A couple of hours later the students got … Continue reading

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Mt. A professors support student campaign against university ties to Big Oil

Students occupying the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University received enthusiastic support today from several professors during a teach-in organized by the campus group Divest MTA. The group pitched tents and set up an indefinite occupation in the quad yesterday … Continue reading

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Mt. A. students occupy campus quad calling on university to shed investments in fossil fuels

Mount Allison students set up tents and other equipment this morning as they began an indefinite, round-the-clock occupation of the academic quad outside the university library. The students are demanding that Mt. A. administrators make a commitment to withdraw university … Continue reading

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