Presidential Address: Exams

Boardwalk spoke with Dr. Robert Campbell on Monday April 14th to learn about exam time for administrators and students. We also discussed summer plans for the university, including the construction of a new Bio lab. Find the interview here:


 

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The Grocery Runners vs. Buy Local

The Grocery Runners is a student business initiative that brings groceries from Sobeys to the consumer’s door in Sackville. Boardwalk spoke with Tyrell Giffin about the initiative and the process of turning an idea into a business. Ellen Pickle, the owner of Tidewater Books, describes why buying local is important. Check out these interviews combined into one:


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Earth Day in Sackville

On April 26th, Sackville will host a series of exciting family events as part of Earth Day. This year, the Tantramar Alliance Against Hydrofracking, EOS Eco-Energy, and the Tantramar Family Resource Center will co-sponsor the event. Some of the events will include a family walk in Waterfowl Park, a locally produced trade fair, and a Voice of the People presentation on alternatives to shale gas. Learn more about this day with an interview with Tantramar Alliance Against Hydrofracking member, Heather Patterson:


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The End of Kyle Whitehead’s Residency in Sackville

Kyle Whitehead has been working in Sackville for the past month on his lifetime project involving double exposure on film, in which two unrelated films are exposed to each other. This project has been hugely successful during his time in Sackville, as Kyle has had 10 different participants add film to his project! Listen to Boardwalk’s interview with Kyle here:


You can find an interview recorded with Kyle at the beginning of his residency here: http://boardwalkradiochma.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/art-in-sackville-kyle-whitehead/

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Technology in Sackville

Sackville has a thriving relationship with technology and a technology industry! Listen to these pieces to learn about it:


– Dr. Andrew Hamilton Wright discusses technology in the computer science department of Sackville.


– An interview about Struts Gallery and Technology.


– Rebecca Blankert discusses a technology/art program from her time at Mount Allison.

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No Confidence Interviews

The piece published on Wednesday about the symbolic vote of no confidence that involved the Mount Allison Faculty Council combined separate interviews with VP Administration David Stewart and Drs. Mike Fox, Fiona Black, and Andrew Irwin. Here are the compete interviews published separately:



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(Photo of the Faculty Council Session on April 3rd – photo taken from The Argosy)

 

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No Confidence: A Story of Turmoil At Mount Allison

Boardwalk Radio discussed the story of the April 3rd events at (or after) the Faculty Council meeting. The Faculty Council is a group of faculty, administrators, and students that functions in an advisory capacity to Senate. After a motion for a vote of no confidence in the Drs. Robert Campbell (President) and Karen Grant (Provost), Dr. Campbell adjourned the meeting as chair of the Faculty Council. Faculty stayed behind and held a symbolic vote.

Boardwalk met with Drs. Andrew Irwin, Mike Fox, and Fiona Black representing faculty and Vice-President Administration  David Stewart representing administration. Each side was asked similar questions, and the combined interview is below. Some topics discussed are: What was the proposed motion? Was it defamatory? Is there an issue of transparency regarding daily governance at Mount Allison? Is daily governance discussed at binding arbitration? How can Mount Allison move forward? To hear answers to these questions and more, listen below:


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Pictured Above: VP David Stewart (Left) and Dr. Mike Fox (Right)

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Sex and Sexuality: A Workshop on Pornography

I spoke with Psychology department lecturers Lisa Dawn Hamilton and Sarah Vannier about their research. They specialize in human sexuality, gender, and the role of pornography in the lives of men and women. They will present a workshop on April 9th on the topic of pornography addiction and positive sex education. To listen to them speak about their work, research, and the workshop, listen to this interview:


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Blues in Sackville: Guy Davis

Mark your calenders busy for this Friday, April 11th. Acoustic blues legend Guy Davis will perform in Sackville at George’s Roadhouse for the Blues Society. For information about the show, acoustic blues in general, and the Blues Society, listen to this interview:


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Cara Mumford: Metis Activism in Film

Cara Mumford spoke at Mount Allison on the topic of film activism. One of the highlights was the power of dance, which Cara uses as a key theme in her messages. I spoke with Dr. Roberts of the sociology department about the lecture before it took place, which audio you can find here: http://boardwalkradiochma.wordpress.com/?s=cara+mumford . Listen to Cara discussing her film here:


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