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Headlines for April 13, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Laurentian fires professors, slashes programs

Laurentian University fired dozens of professors and slashed its program offerings in an unprecedented round of cuts on Monday aimed at tackling the university’s insolvency.

The Sudbury Star
Black Monday for Laurentian University

Hundreds expressed sadness and anger through social media and an online forum Monday as Laurentian University revealed plans to axe nearly 70 programs and more than 100 faculty jobs.

The Toronto Star
Dozens of Laurentian University profs laid off as over 60 programs cut

Dozens of instructors at Laurentian University have been laid off as the school’s senate shutters more than 60 programs in an attempt to save the struggling institution.

The Timmins Daily Press
‘I just don’t understand what’s going on at Laurentian’

‘What these cuts say to people is that if you want to study that program, you need to go to Toronto. You need to go to London. You need to go to Kitchener-Waterloo. You cannot learn close to home.’

‘An ugly stain for years to come’: Laurentian University interests reeling from staff, program cuts

Monday was one of the worst days on record for the Laurentian University community, with the news roughly 100 professors lost their jobs and dozens of programs were cancelled leaving students, staff and other interests reeling.

CTV News
Sadness, anger greets news of program, staffing cuts at Laurentian University

Reaction is coming in to news of widespread program and staffing cuts at Laurentian University in Sudbury.

The Globe and Mail
Universities, colleges and COVID-19: Lessons learned?

For over a year, COVID-19 has re-shaped our social and economic priorities, and tested the resilience of our public institutions.

The London Free Press
Declare student-heavy London zone COVID hot spot: city MPPs

Queen’s Park critics are pushing the province to declare part of London a COVID-19 hot spot, after the area encompassing one of the city’s largest student housing neighbourhoods topped the province in the rate of positive virus tests.

The London Free Press
Western students clear out early, leaving behind COVID-19 outbreaks in six residences

More than half of the 3,200 students living in Western University’s residences have cleared out early amid a rash of COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Hamilton Spectator
COVID-19 cases reported at Fortinos, McMaster University and within Hamilton police

Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Fortinos, McMaster University and within Hamilton police.

The Peterborough Examiner
Class-action suit alleges sexual assault at University of New Brunswick health clinic

Lawyers have filed notice seeking a class-action lawsuit against the University of New Brunswick and a physician over alleged sexual assaults committed at the university’s student health centre.

Lawyer reviewing sexual assault allegation at King’s asks for tips

One of the lawyers hired to conduct a review of a sexual assault allegation against former University of King’s College professor Wayne Hankey is asking people to contact her if they have relevant information to share.

Calgary Herald
University of Calgary students raise alarm over proposed bookstore sale

The University of Calgary is considering selling its on-campus bookstore to an American company as it searches for ways to cut expenses.

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