NL premier says he will re-evaluate funding that would support Memorial tuition freeze


Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey reportedly intends to re-evaluate the funding for Memorial University’s tuition freeze. Furey noted the recent instability at the university and said that the provincial government does not want to add more instability to the situation. Memorial Student Union Director of External Affairs John Harris expressed hope that the tuition offset could be refunded and reiterated the student union’s previous concerns about what CBC calls the “secrecy” surrounding the decision to raise tuition. Memorial Faculty Association organizer Lucien Ashworth said that greater transparency and collegial governance was “one of the four main issues during the [recent faculty] strike,” and stated that it has welcomed a commitment to greater transparency from the university and NL.