Calgary Herald, April 17, 2013
Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who was an associate professor at Mount Royal University prior to being elected mayor in 2010, sent the following letter to Richard Shaw, Chair of the Mount Royal University Board of Governors, earlier today. Nenshi says the deep cuts proposed to several Mount Royal programs due to provincial budget cuts should be reconsidered and that the school must stand up to the provincial government.
Dear Mr. Shaw,
It is with great concern that I read of the recommendation coming to the Mount Royal University Board of Governors for vertical program cuts. I have been on record as saying that the provincial government has made a terrible error in its post-secondary education policy – great cities need great universities and great universities need government support. No doubt these actions have made your life very difficult. However, I would encourage the leadership of MRU to stand up to the provincial government on behalf of its students, faculty, and community, rather than capitulate to the government’s bad policy. Read more
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