Mount Allison Recommends the Board of Regents Not Issue Tuition Rebate

 

Sackville, NB — This morning, Mount Allison University issued a statement on behalf of the President’s Executive Group indicating their intended recommendation to the Board of Regents that it not approve a tuition rebate for Mount Allison students following a three-week disruption to classes 

The Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) submitted a proposal to the university asking that all full- and part-time Mount Allison students should be compensated with the net funds that had been allocated for academic salaries for the duration of the disruption.

MASU President, Melissa O’Rourke said, “We are extremely disappointed that the University is recommending against a rebate. However, the Students’ Union has full intention on lobbying the Board of Regents to overturn the recommendation at the upcoming meeting in May.” She also commented, “It is our intention to continue to apply pressure and support the proposal. After receiving over 500 letters from students, parents, and alumni, it has become clear that a rebate is what the greater Mt. A community wants.”

MASU Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Ryan Harley also commented, “Since the President’s Executive Group remains unconvinced that Mount Allison students ought to be compensated for their compromised academic experience this semester, I will be moving the discussion of our proposal to the joint meeting of University Senate and Faculty Council scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 1st.”

The Mount Allison Students’ Union will support all members’ efforts to respectfully engage the university community on this issue. Further details and updates will be provided to members on developing advocacy efforts.

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Contact:

Melissa O’Rourke

Mount Allison Students’ Union Inc.

62 York Street

Sackville, NB E4L 1E2

T: (506) 364-3230

E: sacpresident@mta.ca